Monster of the Day #268

Rah, I’m a monsta!

  • Truly a frightening movie. That it exists, mind, and not for any better reason.

  • Ericb

    The original spider-man.

  • Tork_110

    Babs could have taken him easily.

  • I’ve described ‘Horrors Of Spider Island’ to others as “An adult film consisting of nothing but the parts you fast forward through.” It really does have the feeling of a skin flick.

  • roger h

    if I cross my ankles. . .

    the horror, the horror

  • Ericb

    Ohhhh, Garry.

  • zombiewhacker


    Is there skin in it? I’ve only seen the MST3K version. I remember babes in bikinis, that’s it.

  • No, no nudity. It was a cheesecake picture, play Playgirls and the Vampire, etc.

  • Rock Baker

    Cheesecake, my bread and butter. Maybe I should try to talk someone into doing a comic book adaptation of Horrors of Spider Island?

    What I want to know is, is that Alex D’Arcy doing those close-up insert shots?

    As to nudity, I still think some might have been shot for that one scene where the guy is being flirted with by all the girls and there’s a slow pan up the body of one girl. There’s an abrupt cut and then there’s two girls there. I’m going to make an educated guess that there may have been a quick topless shot in various European prints.

    And what did audiences think when they saw this picture in adults only crowds as It’s Hot in Paradise and there’s suddenly this giant spider roaming around?

  • roger h

    the spider may be a little hirsute but, it is otherwise naked.

  • Ericb

    Well, the giant spider stuff only takes up a small fraction of the total screen time. I haven’t timed it but I’d swear that the party scene alone takes up more time then all the spider/spider-man material.

  • I think the audiences’ reaction was probably, “Is that supposed to be a spider?!”

  • Petoht

    The MST3K version of this is actually on Hulu, or at least was the last time I checked. It’s a fun one. Especially when they pointed out just how… boxy he was.

  • BeckoningChasm

    I’ve seen this one a couple of times, and my thoughts are always, “Well, there’s boring, and then there’s MEGA-ULTRA-SUPER boring.” “HOSI” is really one of those Jabootuan tests that measure whether or not you’re REALLY committed…or should be.

  • Flangepart

    A great MST3K.
    And why do his teeth-fangs-toothpicks make me wanna give ’em a babybottle?