Horrors of Spider Island [DVD] [1959]

The early '60s German sexploitation flick Horrors of Spider Island gets a special edition DVD from Image Entertainment. Digitally remastered with a standard full screen transfer in black-and-white and Dolby Digital Mono sound. The extra features start off with three archival short subjects starring Joi Lansing and Mary Blair: Web of Love, The Spider Girl, and The Stripper and the Spider Girl. Also contains a gallery of exploitation art and "Horrorama Radio-Spot Rarities." Overall, this is a totally satisfactory DVD presentation of a grindhouse horror classic.
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Special Features

  • Digitally remastered
  • Archival short subject #1: Joi Lansing in "Web of Love"
  • Archival short subject #2: Mary Blair is "The Spider Girl"
  • Archival short subject #3: "The Stripper and the Spider Girl"
  • Gallery of exploitation art
  • Horrorama radio-spot rarities


Horrors of Spider Island
This German-Yugoslav coproduction first surfaced in 1960 under the title Ein Toter Hing Im Netz. Egyptian leading man Alex D'Arcy plays a talent agent who escorts seven gorgeous chorus girls to a club date in Singapore. En route, their plane crash-lands in the ocean. D'Arcy and the girls make their way to a seemingly idyllic island, where they come across a huge spider's web-and the dessicated body of a scientist. The giant spider sinks its teeth in D'Arcy, turning the poor fellow into a werewolf! Then the fun begins, depending upon your idea of fun. Released in America to general distinterest in 1962, It's Hot in Paradise fared no better a few years later, when it was recut and retitled Horrors of Spider Island. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Alex D'Arcy
    Alex D'Arcy - Gary
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    Rainer Brandt
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    Harald Maresch
  • Barbara Valentin
    Barbara Valentin
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    Dorothee Glocklen
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