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Horrors of Spider Island (1960)

Ein Toter hing im Netz (original title)
Unrated | | Horror | March 1962 (USA)
Survivors of a plane crash on a remote island find it is covered by spiders. When bitten, the survivors start turning into spiders!

Director:

Fritz Böttger (as Jaime Nolan)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harald Maresch ... Joe (as Temple Foster)
Helga Franck Helga Franck ... Georgia
Alexander D'Arcy ... Gary Webster (as Alexander d'Arcy)
Helga Neuner Helga Neuner ... Ann
Rainer Brandt Rainer Brandt ... Robby (as Reiner Brandt)
Dorothee Parker ... Gladys (as Dorothee Glöklen) (as Norma Townes)
Gerry Sammer Gerry Sammer ... May
Eva Schauland Eva Schauland ... Nelly
Helma Vandenberg Helma Vandenberg ... Kate (as Helma van den Berg)
Elfie Wagner Elfie Wagner ... Linda (as Donna Ulsike)
Barbara Valentin ... Babs (as Barbara Valentine)
Walter Faber Walter Faber ... Mike Blackwood
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En route to a show in Singapore, a troupe of beautiful dancers are stranded on a deserted island by a plane crash. Their routine of skinny-dipping and devising new skimpy outfits is interrupted when a radioactive spider bites their manager and turns him into a wild-eyed, furry-faced monster with three fangs and a passion for strangling. Written by D.A. Kellough <dkelloug@infinet.com>

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Seven showgirls crashed on a diabolical island and fought passionately for the ultimate prize... A MAN!! See more »

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Trivia

First released in the United States in 1962, as an Adults-Only movie titled "It's Hot in Paradise." Three years later, trimmed of its nude scenes, it was re-released in the U.S. as a horror/sci-fi monster film, "Horrors of Spider Island". See more »

Goofs

When Gary goes through the jungle with the girls, his shirt is ripped. When they arrive at the cabin, the shirt is not ripped. See more »

Quotes

Ann: Tell me, are you always so quiet?
Joe: You know, when you've lived on an island for a long time, you forget how to say nice things to girls.
Ann: Well, try at once.
Joe: Well, I'm really glad that your aeroplane crashed.
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Soundtracks

Roses From the South Waltz
(uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauss
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Sexploitation at it's best
31 July 1999 | by Ken S.See all my reviews

Those that put too much thought into this movie are missing the point. It was made for a few reasons; one to make a buck, and two, to bring in guys to watch scantily clad, exotic European women try to act, and I guarantee they weren't there to watch them act. They were there to watch the actresses run around in their bikinis and garter belts. Think about it, the ultimate male fantasy. To be alone on an island with several beautiful (and presumably willing) ladies.

Is it cheap? Sure. Is it poorly done? Perhaps. But this movie is no different or worse than the other B-grade European sexploitation or even American films of the same genre.

It's good for a laugh and the women were certainly enticing then as they would be now.

Unless you're Leonard Maltin or Roger Ebert, I say watch it and enjoy. Don't try to figure it out.


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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

March 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Spider's Web See more »

Filming Locations:

Croatia, Yugoslavia See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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