My tendrils are the ones that clutch. I made a life for her over the years. Frustrated no more by a dull marriage She ran a canteen through several wars. Many a hero in his time And every poet has acquired A lost woman to haunt the home, To be compensated and desired, Who will not alter, who will not grow, A corpse they need never get to know. She is nearly always benign. Her habit Is not to stride at dead of night. Soft and crepuscular in rabbit- Light she comes out. Hear how they hate Themselves for losing her as they did.
Her country is bland and she does not chide. I sacrificed too much perhaps, I showed you the way to rise above me And you took it. You are the ghost With the bat-voice, my dear. I am not lost. Notice the form of this poem.
Six stanzas of six lines follow the same neat and regular rhyme scheme. The overall impression of this formal design is of control and balance. However,the sound qualities of the rhymes run counter to all this good order. Beer frequently uses half-rhymes, as if the words are slightly off key, slightly out of control.
Is the effect quietly unsettling, even a little sinister? A Mexican scientist gets confused making giant spiders and fierce women. Special features None. Hampton Producers: J.
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Every time I watch this movie, I swear it was made by Ed Wood. Everything about it is rife with Wood trademarks, including the cast of Wood regulars. Before you go further, let it be known that without a doubt, this is one of the worst sci-fi movies ever made. More on that to come. The picture quality, while nothing is special is definitely clearer.
There are also extra's in the forms of a bunch of trailers. There are no extra's. At the time of this review in May, , you could get the Image release 'new' for 5 dollars while The Film Detective version would cost you double that. Until a blu-ray is released, Image is the way to go. An oil company employee who is working sees them and rescues them with the help of his superstitious helper, Pepe.
He brings them to a hospital where they are suffering from exhaustion and severe dehydration. Grant regains consciousness and hears Dan the foreman and Dr. Tucker discussing their possibilities for survival.
He starts ranting about sending oil trucks to destroy 'Them'. He then tells his story which takes place as a flashback and consists of remainder of the story except for the brief end to the framing story. The flashback actually starts before Grant's part of the story. I think the first part of the flashback is supposed to be told through the eyes of Pepe. Masterson travels to the mesa where Dr.
Aranya has his laboratory. He has been told of his theories not theories! Aranya and wants to learn about them. We learn that Dr. Aranya has to perfrom his experiments in secret because what he is doing is considered unethical. What we find out is that he is combing DNA, hormones, etc. Since, in the insect world, females are usually superior in size and strength to men, he is having better success with women. The men are all turning out to be midgets and dwarves whereas the women are strong, beautiful and nearly indestructible.
The most prominent of the spider women is Tarantella. When Dr. Masterson sees the giant spider that Dr. Aranya has under his control he immediately says "no thank you" to being his assistant. Of course, Dr. Aranya cannot allow Dr.
Masterson to leave and tell the world of what he is doing. At this point he injects Dr. Masterson with something and either releases him or he escapes, I'm not sure which. In any event he ends up in an asylum and then he escapes the asylum. Masterson ends up at a bar where he meets up with Mr. Jan Van Croft and his fiancee, Doreen and manservant Wu. They are stuck there due to the fact that the plane they hired has developed engine trouble. The pilot is none other than our hero, Grant. George, an orderly at the asylum shows up to bring Dr.
Masterson back but is held off by Masterson's gun. Tarantella, the spider-woman happens to be at the bar and does a spider tarantula? Masterson, who is now loony, recognizes and shoots Tarantella. Masterson then orders the whole group to board the plane and take off.
They leave Tarantella for dead, however she has survived due to her new superhuman superinsect? From here, I'm assuming, Grant's story takes over ;from Pepe's vision. The plane takes off and has to come in for an emergency landing due to the fact that it is not fully repaired.
Of course they land right on top of the mesa that Dr. Our group, for whatever reason, never disarm Dr. Masterson despite the fact that they have many chances and can easily overpower him. They decide to make camp by the airplane and then as usual with these sorts of movies, start to make all sorts of idiotic decisions which leads to the demise of some and also treachery by one of the individuals and ultimately a confrontation with the spider-beast and Dr. Nobody believes Grant's story, they probably think he is delirious and the movie has an ending typical of movies of the era. The acting is not good.
It is mostly over the top and just plain bad. Tandra Quinn, who played Tarantella, would be in one more sc-fi movie of note, 'The Neanderthal Man,' which was not as bad as you would think. She played the mute housekeeper. The music is just flat out annoying. I guess it was supposed to add Mexican flavor. It was rumored that Ed Wood was involved with this movie but that myth has since been debunked.
This movie was so bad when it was finished that it was unreleasable. The director had to go back and add new shots and do some edits to make it more understandable.
I used to have it ranked second worst but I have since seen a few more awful movies. As of now I think it is probably somewhere between fourth and sixth worst. But that is not really saying much since the other contenders are distinctly awful. This is off the top of my head, I'm sure I'm missing a few. The characters are completely unlikable with the possible exception of Dr. Masterson, with whom you kind of root for in a 'Hannibal Lecter' sort of way. It's surprising to see in movie from the 50's, a woman who clearly is up to no good go unpunished. Doreen, who is engaged, right from the get go starts hitting on Grant the pilot.
Though she admits she is with Jan for security, it's surprising to see her so blatantly attempt to 'cheat' on him. The narrator is annoying and unnecessary. Speaking of annoying, this movie had one of the worst sound tracks I've ever heard.
That guitar couldn't possibly be more annoying. It kind of makes you want to grab it and smash it.