Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Spider's Labyrinth (1988) aka The Spider's Nest aka Il Nido Del Ragno

3.5 / 5
Tagline: N/A
Directed by: Gianfranco Giagni
Written by: Riccardo Aragno, Tonino Cervi
Actors include: Roland Wybenga, Paola Rinaldi, Claudia Muzi
Genre: Horror
Length: 87 minutes
Banned: Nope

I feel kind of weird rating this so highly because the first 40 minutes are confusing, strange and sort of boring and hard to sit through. Thing is, the payoff is excellent...I guarantee that if you can sit through the first part of this movie there is some seriously amusing things that happen and the effects are shockingly good! The story is sort of about a Professor who goes to investigate a weird cult and then really strange things start to happen around him. When he starts noticing people around town nearly all seem to have spider "tattoos" and well to say they act strangely is an understatement. I don't wish to give more away but it's one heck of a neat film once it gets going, it's actually kinda creepy and gross! The bad thing is that it's cheaply shot on home video when if it had been shot on film it would probably have looked amazing. Oh well, it's got highs and lows but for a rareish Italian flick that has the tendency to behave as a giallo it's well worth a watch.

Availability:  On DVD

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