A trailer has been released for director Dustin Ferguson’s remake of the 1967 Jack Hill classic Spider Baby
Director Jack Hill’s 1967 film Spider Baby or, the Maddest Story Ever Told (watch it HERE) – which boasts a cast that includes Lon Chaney Jr. and Sid Haig – ranks up there as one of my all-time favorites. Rob Zombie clearly took some inspiration from Spider Baby when he was making House of 1000 Corpses, and back in 2007 we heard that a remake was in the works, coming from the Night of the Living Dead 3D team of director Jeff Broadstreet and writer Robert Valding. The one didn’t end up making it into production… but a couple weeks ago, it was confirmed that filming had just wrapped on a version of the remake that’s coming our way from SCS Entertainment and director Dustin Ferguson (Cocaine Cougar). Now our friends at Bloody Disgusting have gotten their hands on a trailer for the Spider Baby remake, and you can check it out at the bottom of this article.
The Spider Baby remake tells the story of a pair of greedy relatives that try to repossess the Merrye Estate. But the inbred children protect their home and bloodline at all costs.
Original Spider Baby cast member Beverly Washburn has returned for this take on the concept and is joined in the cast by Brinke Stevens, Robert Mukes, Ron Chaney, Peter Stickles, Traci Burr, Jennifer Moriarty, and Vida Ghaffari.
Hill receives an executive producer credit on the Spider Baby remake, and genre regular Jeff Burr, whose credits include From a Whisper to a Scream, Stepfather 2, Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, Eddie Presley, Pumpkinhead II, and Puppet Master 4 and 5, among others, served as a creative consultant.
Ferguson provided the following statement: “We’ve reached an exhilarating milestone with the completion of the Spider Baby remake, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have worked with an extraordinary ensemble of genre stars such as Robert Mukes, Beverly Washburn, Brinke Stevens, and Ron Chaney. Their immense talent and commitment have breathed new life into this iconic story, infusing it with a fresh and captivating energy. I can hardly wait for audiences to experience the chilling world we’ve created when Spider Baby premieres.“
According to Bloody Disgusting, the filmmakers are aiming to have the film ready for an October premiere screening to be held in Los Angeles.
Take a look at the trailer for the Spider Baby remake, then let us know what you thought of it by leaving a comment below.