typicalfilm – Spider Baby

Spider Baby (1968)

With what I take as a distinct Addams Family feel, I instantly fell in love with the Merrye girls. I can see why this has been recommended to me countless times. Even though I’ve no good excuse for missing it until now, it seems as if I’d seen it before. Not because of the very clear influence it had on Rob Zombie films and such, but because these quasi-infantile murderous folk fit in with me like kin. Very nice to see a young Sid Haig channeling Schlitze alongside a very fun Lon Chaney. If you’ve put it off, fix that. I’m glad I did.

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