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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The VHS Archives: Chris Munger's KISS OF THE TARANTULA (1976)


Chris Munger's Kiss of the Tarantula (1976)

The VHS Archives Factsheet
Label: Gorgon Video
Catalog: MP3053
Box Type: Clamshell
Year of Release: ?
Runtime: 84:01
Print: 1.33:1 / English / No subs
Extras: None

About the Film
Director: Chris Munger
Year of Release: 1976
Country of Origin: U.S.A.
Stars: Suzanna Ling, Eric Mason, Herman Wallner
AKAs: Shudder, Death Kisses

Verbatim Box Synopsis
Little Miss Muffet has nothing on sweet little Susan. This pretty young thing has some most unusual pets -- a menacing horde of creeping tarantulas! Don't make Susan angry or you might just wake up one night and find a hairy, multi-legged vision of death crawling up your arm. Taking revenge on her enemies, Susan weaves a terrifying web of horror with the help of her arachnid friends. If bugs make you squeamish, then Kiss of The Tarantula will make you jump right out of your seat!

 U.S. MPI / Gorgon Video sleeve!

 Spanish Chapeau Video sleeve, originally scanned by "jabpc"!

 German Video Medien Pool sleeve!

 French CK Video sleeve!

Danish Dansk Video Film / HemVideo Film sleeve, courtesy of
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Italian Juwel Video sleeve, taken from Xelluloid.com!

Theatrical trailer, uploaded by "Corey Obsession"!

Looking for Kiss of the Tarantula on VHS? It's available on Amazon here (though there's both Gorgon and VCI tapes available -- be sure to email the seller before purchasing!). The film was also issued multiple times on DVD by VCI: first by itself, then bundled with Don't Look in the Basement and Don't Open the Door, and most recently paired with Ruby.  

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1 comment:

  1. Kiss of the Tarantula is disturbing. The girl in it lives in a funeral home/mortuary and uses large venomous spiders as weapons. The movie exudes death. The ending where she buries alive her sleazy uncle inside an airtight coffin is horrifying. Suffocation and claustrophobia. Its monstrous inhuman cruelty beyond imagining. Different sources give different dates for this movie so its not known what year it was made. 1972 1974 1975 1976 and 1977 have been listed for this movie. Which year was this movie really made in? Why the discrepancy in dates? This movie touches on two primal fears which are venomous biting spiders and being buried alive.