Edgar Allan Poe invites you to spend one night in the WEB OF THE SPIDER!
An intrepid reporter by the name of Alan Foster (Anthony Franciosa, TENEBRE), accepts a wager from Edgar Allan Poe (Klaus Kinski, NOSFERATU THE VAMPIRE) and his companion, Thomas Blackwood, to spend a single night in the reputedly haunted Blackwood Castle on All Souls Eve. Shortly after settling into the spooky abode, the reporter meets the beautiful Elisabeth Blackwood (Michele Mercier, BLACK SABBATH), and begins to witness ghostly phenomena and visitations from beyond the grave, as an assortment of specters relive the last moments before their ghastly murders. Soon, Foster realizes that the damned spirits of Blackwood Castle require human blood to continue their unnatural existence!
One of the last Italian gothic horror films, WEB OF THE SPIDER is a color remake of 1964’s CASTLE OF BLOOD, also directed by Antonio Margheriti, under the anglicized alias Anthony M. Dawson. Previously only available in the US in a cropped television master, Garagehouse Pictures is pleased to finally offer this Euro-horror classic in HD for the first time ever, fully restored and mastered from an uncut, domestic theatrical negative in its original 2.35:1 widescreen aspect ratio!
- Audio Commentary by George Reis & Keith Crocker
- Audio Commentary by Stephen Romano
- 2 German Super 8 movie digests
- Antonio Margheriti trailer reel
- Deleted scenes
- Uncut Italian version (standard def)
- Art Gallery
- Garagehouse Pictures trailers
- New artwork by Stephen Romano
- All region Blu-ray disc
1971 / 93 mins. / Color / Mono / 2.35:1 / Not Rated
Blu-ray street date: 10/31
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Since December 2015, Garagehouse Pictures has been dedicated to seeking out, restoring and preserving rare and lost horror and cult movies for release on Blu-ray. The more obscure and unknown the film is the better. Their first release was Paul Kyriazi’s missing 1984 martial arts comedy NINJA BUSTERS, followed by THE SATANIST, the lost Satanic sexploitation film from Zoltan G. Spencer. THE DISMEMBERED, a forgotten regional Philadelphia-shot horror comedy, was also recently uncovered and released for the first time ever. After nearly 40 years in limbo, THE INTRUDER, the lost horror film from Chris Robinson starring Mickey Rooney, Yvonne De Carlo and Ted Cassidy, was issued in August. In addition to the endangered features, Garagehouse Pictures is also responsible for TRAILER TRAUMA, a popular series of three spectacular volumes (and counting!) of HD trailer compilations.