Curse of the Black Widow

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This wonderfully cheesy TV movie-of-the-week stars Tony Franciosa as a detective hot on the trail of a murderer whose mutilated and predominantly male victims are found encased in silken cocoons. He eventually tracks the killer's path to Los Angeles, where he discovers her true identity -- a woman who was bitten by black widow spiders as a child, who has developed the ability to transform herself into a gigantic spider-monster as portrayed by a not-too-convincing rubber puppet. An odd diversion for director Dan ...
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Donna Mills, Anthony Franciosa, Patty Duke Astin, Sid Caesar, June Lockhart, June Allyson, Vic Morrow VHS Run time: 97 mins. Originally released: 1976. From a private ... collection, this VHS tape and it's oversize cardboard container are in excellent shape. Read more Show Less

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This wonderfully cheesy TV movie-of-the-week stars Tony Franciosa as a detective hot on the trail of a murderer whose mutilated and predominantly male victims are found encased in silken cocoons. He eventually tracks the killer's path to Los Angeles, where he discovers her true identity -- a woman who was bitten by black widow spiders as a child, who has developed the ability to transform herself into a gigantic spider-monster as portrayed by a not-too-convincing rubber puppet. An odd diversion for director Dan Curtis, with a 1950's monster-movie mentality incongruous with his earlier TV features. The cast -- comprised of many familiar TV faces -- try to play their roles straight, despite the overall impression that the whole thing is a silly put-on.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/20/1999
  • UPC: 013131084733
  • Original Release: 1977
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  • Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Donna Mills Leigh Lockwood
Anthony Franciosa Mark Higbie
Patty Duke
June Allyson
Sid Caesar
Jeff Corey
Roz Kelly
June Lockhart
Vic Morrow
Max Gail
Michael de Lano Carlo Lenzi
Robert Burton Jeff Wallace
Bryan Byrne Oakes
Rosanna Locke Jennifer
Robert Nadder Hank
Tracy Curtis Gymnast
H.B. Haggerty Harry "Popeye" Sykes
Bruce French Summers
Technical Credits
Dan Curtis Director
Robert Blees Screenwriter
Robert Cobert Score Composer
Paul Lohmann Cinematographer
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