With their two year anniversary just around the corner, Garagehouse Pictures has announced the release of their 5th film — 8th Blu-ray overall when counting the Trailer Trauma series — in the form of Web of the Spider, an obscure Italian gothic horror ghost story. The film stars Klaus Kinski as Edgar Allan Poe and is heavily inspired by Poe’s work, but isn’t a direct adaptation of anything Poe ever wrote. I was sold merely on the fact that the release was from Garagehouse, but it has Kinski playing Poe? Yeah, I’m all in.
Web of the Spider will be released on October 24th and is now available for pre-order from DiabolikDVD. Below you can enjoy what appears to be a German trailer for the film.
An intrepid reporter by the name of Alan Foster (Anthony Franciosa, TENEBRE), accepts a wager from Edgar Allan Poe (Klaus Kinski, NOSFERATU THE VAMPIRE) and his companion, Thomas Blackwood, to spend a single night in the reputedly haunted Blackwood Castle on All Souls Eve. Shortly after settling into the spooky abode, the reporter meets the beautiful Elisabeth Blackwood (Michele Mercier, BLACK SABBATH), and begins to witness ghostly phenomena and visitations from beyond the grave, as an assortment of specters relive the last moments before their ghastly murders. Soon, Foster realizes that the damned spirits of Blackwood Castle require human blood to continue their unnatural existence!
One of the last Italian gothic horror films, WEB OF THE SPIDER is a color remake of 1964’s CASTLE OF BLOOD, also directed by Antonio Margheriti, under the anglicized alias Anthony M. Dawson. Previously only available in the US in a cropped television master, Garagehouse Pictures is pleased to finally offer this Euro-horror classic in HD for the first time ever, fully restored and mastered from an uncut, domestic theatrical negative in its original 2.35:1 widescreen aspect ratio!
- Audio Commentary by George Reis & Keith Crocker
- Audio Commentary by Stephen Romano
- 2 German Super 8 movie digests
- Antonio Margheriti trailer reel
- Deleted scenes
- Uncut Italian version (standard def)
- Art Gallery
- Garagehouse Pictures trailers
- New artwork by Stephen Romano
- All region Blu-ray disc