Tuesday, March 18, 2008

ARANAS INFERNALES (Hellish Spiders) - Jorge Pérez - "Spider Static" (1968)

Just when you thought it was safe to get on the internet again, we've suddenly reached the point where it's time to go "One Step Beyond," and for those of you who think you've seen or heard it all, get out your passports, because we're crossing the border again, and this time our destination is "Weirdsville, Mexico." The name of this film is "Arañas Infernales" and that roughly translates into "Blue Demon vs The Ugly Wrassler Guy Whose Hand Turns Into A Deadly Spider When He's Not Punching You With His Other Hand."

They not only used 'spaceship' footage from "Plan 9 From Outer Space" but also from "Teenagers From Outer Space" as in this screwy spaceship scene!

Hands changing into "Hellish Spiders" or snakes always bring out the best screams!!

As some kind of ultimate bizarre torture, they strapped this guy down and made him listen to AM Mexican radio turned up to 13! Luckily Blue Demon was right around the corner!

Every second that Blue Demon spends in the Balloon Galaxy, he has a look of utter disbelief on his face, even under the mask!!!!

Unlike a lot of the other Blue Demon movies with the cool, jazzy sounds of El Klan, this film only has static and stuff for outside music, BUT, it's got an ugly wrassler guy whose hand turns into a deadly spider!!!! Yow!!! Jorge Pérez gets the credit for the music, he'd been working as a composer in Mexican films since 1938 and in the 60's worked almost exclusively on Wrestling and Horror films, including a host of "Santo" flicks!

2 comments:

tabonga!! said...

Tabonga want spider hand!! Gotta be big hit with the gurls!! Hey, guess what?.. I saw another short flick called 'Snake Bait' and two bros, Timmie and Kiwi, had snake hands too! But, sister had snake face!!

Greg Goodsell said...

I remember that one! But the REAL horror in that film was BEHIND THE CAMERA!!!!!!!

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