Sunday, November 1, 2009

Kiss of the Tarantula (1976) aka Shutter

2.5 / 5 Oct '09
Tagline: So silent. So deadly. So final.
Directed by: Chris Munger
Written by: Daniel B. Cady, Warren Hamilton Jr.
Actors include: Suzanna Ling, Eric Mason, Herman Wallner
Genre: Horror
Length: 85 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

This screams "made-for-tv movie" even though it isn't. If you've come to this for blood, you won't be happy, if you've come to this for excitement, again not happy. If you've come to watch a ridiculously silly take off of Carrie involving tarantulas, then you may be pleased. A little girl watches her Mother crush her pet spider (she really likes spiders) and overhears her Mom's plot to have her father killed she learns how to use her Tarantulas for revenge. Of course plenty of people wrong her and she sends plenty of spiders there way. The big problem is, it takes forever for the spiders to attack, much of the film is spent waiting for the little critters to move or for the person they are attacking to notice. It's basically bloodless! The story also creeps along at a snails pace, and it works in this pattern, Carrie like girl is bothered by someone, Carrie like girl puts spider nearby. Then wait for spider to attack and repeat. It's boring about a half our in, but the beginning was pretty over the top hilarious. I think there is a reason this is a rather uncommon picture but if you love watching Tarantulas crawl about you'll want to try to find a copy. Definitely not one I plan to ever watch again but it did have a few cute moments.

Availability:  Not ever on DVD as far as I understand so why not download it here for free:
Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:
*as far as I know this is unavailable everywhere, if you are the owner of the copyright and wish this to be removed, I will do so immediately thanks & enjoy!

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