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View Poll Results: Rate/Comment on Spider Baby (1964)
10 6 17.65%
9.5 3 8.82%
9 6 17.65%
8.5 0 0%
8 4 11.76%
7.5 1 2.94%
7 5 14.71%
6.5 2 5.88%
6 2 5.88%
5.5 1 2.94%
5 2 5.88%
4.5 0 0%
4 1 2.94%
3.5 0 0%
3 0 0%
2.5 0 0%
2 0 0%
1.5 0 0%
1 1 2.94%
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Old 10-20-2004, 06:40 PM   #1
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Rate/Comment on Spider Baby (1964)

Jack Hill's underrated fun little gem, Spider Baby.
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Old 10-22-2004, 05:20 AM   #2
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8. Fun little movie with some great scares and good performances. It's a shame it was overlooked for so long.
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Old 10-22-2004, 11:40 PM   #3
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i gave a 5.5 okay movie
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Old 10-23-2004, 01:43 AM   #4
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Lon Chaney, Jr. sings!
The reason I'm poor...

"In this Age of Grand Illusion, you walked into my life out of my dreams..."
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Old 10-23-2004, 02:57 AM   #5
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10/10 without question. This is the best blind buy I ever made.
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Old 10-23-2004, 10:08 AM   #6
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10/10 without question. This is the best blind buy I ever made.
I give it a measly 9/10, but I agree with the comment - a fantastic blind buy.

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Old 11-03-2004, 05:39 PM   #7
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after meeting sid haig this weekend and of course not letting him know that i actually dislike house of 1000 corpses a bit (although his character is easily the most likeable character that gets alot of laughs), i dicided to pick up spider baby and see what's up. i have and enjoy switchblade sisters so i knew the director had skills but this movie is easily the best older film i've ever seen. normaly when i watch something that's in black and white i have to concentrate and try to appriciate things as if i were living in 1964, or whatever year a film is made, but this movie was waaaay ahead of it's time i think. i really liked sid haig's performance in this as well as all the others. great film!! and after writting all that i should have gave it a 10 but i for some reason gave it a 9
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Old 08-27-2005, 09:04 PM   #8
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I'm giving Spider Baby a 9 also, and only because
..the ending, while keeping in spirit with the oddball characters was fitting....it was less (forgive the pun) dynamite than I think it could have been.

Such a small quibble though in regards to this fun, quirky, creepy (the "spider" game), and sexy (again, the "spider" game) little gem of a film.

"I caught a big fat bug right in my spider web and now the spider gets to give the bug a big sting. Sting! Sting! Sting! Sting! Sting!"
....and get some water for billy!"

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Old 08-27-2005, 09:30 PM   #9
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If I could re-vote, I'd give it a 9. Been thinking about this one a lot lately and wanting to revisit it.
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Old 05-08-2007, 07:33 PM   #10
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Definitely a 10. Terrific performances from Jill Banner, Lon Chaney Jr, Sid Haig, and Carol Ohmart. That opening theme song by Chaney is unforgettable. One of my favorite movies from director Jack Hill.
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Old 05-10-2007, 07:37 PM   #11
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9/10. I think it's a great little film with an amazing cast and a skilled director. I really hope the new Dark Sky disc is worth the wait.
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:13 AM   #12
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Mostly fun but a little confusing and too bizarre.
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I found this one oddly touching and kooky. Jill Banner was fetching and went on to date Marlon Brando but unfortunately she died in a car crash when she was only 35. I was bummed to read that. Beverly Washburn was also good and it was fun to see Sid Haig as a young man. I thought Lon Chaney Jr gave a beautiful performance and the opening theme song fills my heart with morbid joy.

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Old 06-08-2013, 11:05 PM   #14
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I gave it a solid 7 and I am being very generous. Entertaining but not an awesome movie by any chance.
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:34 PM   #15
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Lon Chaney Jr.'s swan song for me and it's one of my favorites. Carol Ohmart is also a rare treat here. Since it came out the same year as Night of the Living Dead (although shot much earlier) I always think of it as the last horror film made in the classic style before modern horror's conventions were solidified by NotLD. So there's something very bitter sweet in Spider Baby for me as well as Targets (1968) which is Karloff's swan song to me too. 1968 was a VERY good year.

Arrow's got a Blu-ray coming towards the end of the month and I'm tempted by it. I wanna hear how the transfer turns out though. Apparently it's not a new transfer. There hasn't been any movement stateside that I know of but it was seems like Arrow's releases are followed up by an American announcement shortly after.

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