Sunday, March 16, 2014
Movie Ad of the Week: HOLY WEDNESDAY w/ WEB OF THE SPIDER and DIARY OF AN EROTIC MURDERESS (1975)
This triple bill of "super suspense horror" opened at the Palmetto Drive-In theater in Florence, SC on December 18, 1975.
HOLY WEDNESDAY, also released as FANGS, was filmed in 1973 by writer-director Art Names, and stars Les Tremayne, Janet Wood, Bebe Kelly, Marvin Kaplan, Alice Nunn, and Bruce Kimball. Its regional release through World Wide Films began in December '74.
The second feature, WEB OF THE SPIDER, was directed by Antonio Margheriti and is a remake of his 1964 film CASTLE OF BLOOD. Shot in Rome in 1971, it stars Anthony Franciosa, Michèle Mercier (in the Barbara Steele role), and Klaus Kinski as Edgar Allan Poe. Cinema Shares International released it here in 1975.
DIARY OF AN EROTIC MURDERESS, another Cinema Shares release from '75, was filmed in Madrid in 1973 as LA ENCADENADA. Starring Richard Conte, Marisa Mell and Anthony Steffen, it was directed by Manuel Mur Oti.