Retro Poster: "Spider Baby" (1968)

In writer and director Jack Hill's cult classic "Spider Baby", we are introduced to the three Merrye children, Elizabeth (Beverly Washburn), Virginia (Jill Banner) and Ralph (Sid Haig), who suffer from a genetic condition that causes its victims to mentally, socially and physically regress into primitive, murderous cannibals. Lon Chaney Jr. plays caretaker Bruno, who has managed to keep the children out of harms way and maintain the family secret. But when greedy Aunt Emily and Uncle Peter arrive to take possession of the Merrye property, the children begin to act out in bizarre and demented ways. If you haven't had a chance to check this one out yet, a director's cut was released by Dark Sky Films in 2007 and it is also available streaming on Netflix Instant Watch.



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