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1971 | 15 | DVD
Peter Sykes, director of the Hammer films Demons Of The Mind and To The Devil A Daughter, helmed this bewildering horror, also known as The Legend Of Spider Forest. Set amongst the mountains of Bavaria, it combines contemporary thriller elements with the legend of a cursed “Spider- Girl”: expect some enthusiastic whipping, a little nudity, and an ending which cribs from Psycho. Though it has some atmospheric moments, the various plot elements – which include the mystery of the child- like Anna, a series of art thefts and a neo- Nazi plotting to make nerve gas from spider venom – frustratingly never quite come together in a coherent way.