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Mar 3, 2010

Final Girl Film Club 34: The Choosening

Gather 'round, yon children, as the Final Girl Film Club takes a wondrous trip back to a time when black & white was where it wuz at and Sid Haig had a hairless face! Lo, my friends, let us watch and discuss Jack Hill's 1968 blackcomedisploitation classic...SPIDER BABY! Or, The Maddest Story Ever Told. Hey, whatever floats your hereditary neurological disorder.

It's on Netflix instant watch and available for cheap in all the world's finest stores. Why, I got a copy on VHS for the low, low price of one dollar! Or, The Maddest Price of One Hundred Pennies.

EDITED TO ADD: You can download Spider Baby for free from the Internet Archive. Now you have no excuse not to participate. For that, you can thank reader The Dreaded Rhubarb!

The film: Spider Baby
The dude date (typo that stays): Monday, April 12

14 comments:

P. K. Nail said...

YES!

B.E. Earl said...

Awesome! Watched it a few months ago and loved it. I am sooooo down.

Emily said...

I heart this one so very very much. One of my very early reviews, but I may need to do something else with it for the Film Club. I'll pretty much use any excuse ever to rewatch this movie.

Melanie's Randomness said...

hmmm never heard of this one! That looks so sick that they're sawing off her leg! HA, Saw isn't that original apparently, hehe. =)

hey lady I'm currently running a giveaway over at my blog! Didn't want to leave ya out so if you get a chance hop on over!

"Wine Glasses Giveaway!"

Midnight Fright said...

Count me in on this one! I actually just recently picked it up, so I'm dying to watch it...and this will give us a chance to unify our forces.

The Dreaded Rhubarb said...

I'm in, I've been meaning to watch this one for ages. Spider Baby can be downloaded for free from the Internet Archive.

http://www.archive.org/details/SPIDERBABY1964_0

I know I'm always pimping them but if a film's in the public domain it's worth checking to see if they've got it.

Andy said...

Fantastic!! Spider Baby is one of my faves ever! Yay Stacie! Yay Film Club! Yay...um....over-enthusiastic commenters!!!

The Creep said...

I caught this for the first time about two years ago but was looking for an excuse to re-visit.

The Mike said...

Ooooh, I loves it. On it like a bonnet.

Family Movies said...

Awesome movie i have ever seen. I watched this movie tree time and i liked it alot. Previiusly i heard aboout it but didnt got time but yesterday i saw this. The weirdest moment of his, to me, is when he is dancing on the bar during the flame throwing before the fire.

Jessica R. said...

Long time lurker here, time to actually use my blog, I'm in.

Stacie Ponder said...

Cool!! Looking forward to it.

The Groundskeeper said...

Okay...let's pretend I'm an idiot. I know that's very difficult to imagine.

When you say "drop me a line" does that mean through these here comments or through email or what?

I don't know what I'm doing! Help! HELP!

Stacie Ponder said...

It's generally easier to do it through email - stacieponder at gmail dot com - with FILM CLUB or some such in the subject line. Or you can post a link here as well...but yeah, email is preferred! Woo!