Friday, March 9, 2012

"Will you walk into my parlor?"

Said the Spider...
 Jill Banner as Virginia Merrye in Spider Baby (1968)

"Isn't she lovely? And so deadly.
Her kiss is fifteen times as poisonous as that of the rattlesnake.
What I think I love the most about her is her in-born need to dominate, posess.
In fact, immediately after the consummation of her marriage to the smaller
and weaker male of the specie, she kills and eats him.
Ooh, she is delicious! (And I hope he was.)"

- Excerpt from the Intro to Alice Cooper's The Black Widow by Vincent Price

...To the Fly.
Mantan Moreland as the Messenger/First Fly

It's funny that I'm so fond of this film (and poem), since I have arachnophobia.
I should be rooting for the fly, but I'm captured by Virginia's creepy cuteness.
And even though I fear spiders, they fascinate me. Their webs are works of art.
Speaking of which,
I learned from the film Lilith (1964) that you can tell a spider is insane by it's web.

"The web of most 'normal' spider species is as distinctive and invariable as their coloring.
But the 'mad' ones spin out fantastic, asymmetrical, and rather nightmarish designs. 
A most unsettling fact."

Dr. Lavrier (James Patterson)

This post (my 100th!) is for Madness Month and Women's History Month.
Also Women In Horror Month, which I couldn't let pass without mentioning.

So, who's your favorite flipped female?

Though I adore Virginia/Spider Baby, my first love is Baby Jane


  1. Love it!! I need to watch Baby Jane again. I bet it's been over 10 years since I saw it last.

    1. So do I! It's been a few years since I've watched it too.

  2. I very like "Spider baby" :D
    Good old movies...

    1. Yep, old movies are the best! Nothing new compares.

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    1. It is! It's worth buying on DVD, but you can watch it for free on YouTube!

  4. Thinking about spiders make my skin itch. :/

    1. Mine too! That's why I'm surprised I love this movie so much.
      I do close my eyes during the spider scenes though! lol.

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  6. Thanks for linking up for the May Monster Madness! Be sure to grab the button and spread the word!

    1. No problem! I'm looking forward to it. And will do!
      I'll finally post my facts & answers to your questions too.

  7. Hey! I'm following your Uranium Cafe, but not Necrotic Cinema.
    I shall now though! :) Hope you get back all your followers.