Spider Baby is a 1967 black comedy that has proven to be a cult classic. Written and directed by Jack Hill, Spider Baby is a story about three children of the Merrye family live under the care and protection of their chauffeur, Bruno, played by Lon Chaney, Jr. The “children” are afflicted with “Merrye” syndrome, a form of dementia caused by inbreeding.

Directed by Jack Hill
Produced by Paul Monka
Gil Lasky
Written by Jack Hill
Starring Lon Chaney, Jr.
Carol Ohmart
Quinn Redeker
Beverly Washburn
Jill Banner
Sid Haig
Mary Mitchel
Karl Schanzer
Mantan Moreland
Music by Ronald Stein
Cinematography Alfred Taylor
Edited by Jack Hill
Distributed by American General Pictures
Release date December 24, 1967
Running time 86 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $65,000

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