Sid Haig is crawling with the Spiders in September!
In a story from Fangoria, Dark Sky Films will be bringing out Jack Hill's 1964 film Spider Baby on September 25.
Exploitation titan Jack Hill made his solo directorial debut with this fascinating, offbeat shocker. The three surviving children of Titus W. Merrye, who represent the end of his family's line, live in a dilapidated mansion where patient servant Bruno (Lon Chaney, Jr.) watches over the increasingly eccentric Virginia (Jill Banner), Ralph (Sid Haig), and Elizabeth (Beverly Washburn). All three Merrye siblings suffer from the same rare disease that felled their father and the other members of his family -- "Merrye Syndrome," a neurological ailment that begins to manifest itself at the age of ten, causing the brain to slowly decay and sending its victims into an alternately violent and infantile state.
Bald, inarticulate Ralph is supposed to be a vegetarian, but "can eat anything he can catch," while Virginia, who seems to be in a perpetual dream state, imagines herself as a human spider and catches people in her "web" (a large net) and then kills them. While it might seem best to let nature to take its course and allow the family's sad legacy to die out, the Merrye siblings have two distant cousins, Emily Howe (Carol Ohmart) and Peter Howe (Quinn K. Redeker), who are interested in laying claim to the family mansion and any money remaining in the Merrye Estate. But not long after they pay a visit to Bruno, they start to have serious regrets about their decision to see the family.
- Commentary track with Jack Hill and star Sid Haig
- In-depth documentary materials
- HD Transfer
Elsewhere in the world of horror...
Killer clowns are making a comeback!
It seems that the Marcus Koch directed 100 Tears will be coming to DVD before the end of 2007 from SJW and Grindstone Entertainment.
Clowns are out for blood in this "gorefest."
- Commentary track Marcus Koch and writer/producer/actor Joe Davison
- Cast and Crew Interviews
- Production, effects, costuming and set featurettes
- Gag reel
- Run Time: 105 minutes
Sadly, there is no price information yet for 100 Tears.