The Legend of Spider Forest Film Details
Overview: A Nazi scientist and a woman known as a “spider goddess” attempt to develop a nerve gas made from spider venom.
Tagline: The only thing Paul Creville wanted was a quiet and peaceful time – instead all he found was…VENOM!
Review: **SPOILERS** Almost incomprehensible horror movie that goes into so much detail about this crazy mad scientist and his equally nutty daughter that you get lost in just what it’s supposed to be about in the first place. We see at the start of the movie in a dream-like sequence Paul and Anna skinny dipping in a lake and then romping and making out in the grass, stark naked, as their suddenly attacked by this unseen shadowy figure. The camera then pans to Anna’s chest and we see this black spider tattoo. You assume that Paul was killed before the credits are even over but then we see him driving in the German countryside and running into Anna who he photographs. Anna very upset at her picture being taken runs off in the wood and Paul, in a state of confusion, drives into the first town that he come too. It’s here that Paul finds out that the town’s most respected and richest man Huber is interested in his pictures and uses his creepy daughter Hellen to bed Paul down in his hotel room in order to steal them.The movie never explains what the connection between Paul and Anna is and why are both Huber and Ellen so interested in Paul? Were also never told what did the opening sequence have to do with the rest of the movie anyway? We get some idea of what’s going on when we start to see Huber involved with spiders and spider venom in his lab and that he uses the expensive paintings, that he stole after the war, from the local church to secretly sell to unscrupulous art dealer in order to finance his experiments. Were never really told what he’s attempting to do with the venom and why. it seems that he’s trying to create a super powerful poison & nerve gas agent to either revive his beloved Third Reich but we never really know for sure if Huber is a fugitive fanatical Nazi or not or if he just wants to sell his super poison WMD, Weapon of Mass Destruction, to the highest bidder just to enrich himself. The movie “Venom” goes on with Paul finding that Huber’s saw mill that employs almost everyone in town is being used to saw people, who are killed by the “Spider-Girl” Anna, to pieces and then have their bodies, or whatever’s left of them, disposed of. There’s a number of locals working for both Huber & Ellen led by this not so bright thug Johann who always slips up and is such a burden on Haber’s & Ellen’s work with the spiders that he’s viciously whipped on Hellen’s orders. later Johann get’s his revenge on Ellen by beating her head in and leaving her for dead as hundreds of deadly spiders break loose from their cages in Haber’s lab. “Venom” totally disintegrates, literally, at the end with almost everyone going up flames including what seem to be Anna’s mother or guardian Frau Kessler. With the now totally insane Huber, doing an imitation of Anthony Perkins at the end “Psycho”, looking like his face was badly stung by his spiders who were just as outraged at his experiments with them as the audience was in being conned, through false advertisements on the DVD box, into watching the movie. You watch “Venom” expecting something to happen and all you get is a number of unrelated scenes and people, what exactly did that bunch of thugs working for Huber have to do with the movie anyway? You also never get any intelligent answer to just what Anna had to do with Huber’s experiments only getting some kind of lame explanation that she’s being used by him like some kind of a scarecrow to scare people away from town in order to keep them from finding out about his secret experiments. Anna if anything else attracted Paul to the town and his being there spelled the end for Huber his daughter Hellen Frau Kessler and the rest of the gang of vicious and drunken hoodlums, including Johann, who worked for them.
Duration: 91 min
Also known as: Venom,L’altro corpo di Anny,The Legend of Spider Forest,Giftspindeln,Spider’s Venom