Movie #18: Web of the Spider (1971) When a movie starts out with Klaus Kinski playing Edgar Allan Poe, you naturally assume it's going to be good...then Kinski disappears for the whole movie and only shows up again at the end. Bah! An American writer is bet that he won't spend the night in a haunted castle...and survive! Sounds like a cool movie, but apart from a bit at the beginning with the writer wandering around by himself in an actually creepy location, the rest of the movie turns into a period piece ghost story with lots of bland exposition, really bad dialog, no scares and no blood. We do get beautiful Michèle Mercier and Karin Field showing up but that really wasn't enough to keep me interested in the story.