Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi
A mad scientist named Arana is creating giant spiders and dwarfs in his lab on Zarpa Mesa in Mexico. He wants to create a master race of superwomen by injecting his female subjects with spider venom.
The name "Tarantella" for the dancer played by Tandra Quinn is an in-joke. "Tarantella" is both the Italian word for "tarantula" and the name of an Italian dance that is supposed to make the person doing it look like he or she has just been bitten by a tarantula.
Dr. Leland J. Masterson:
You like her?
Jan van Croft: Very pretty... Fascinating... As a dancer, of course!
Rear shots of Frank's jeep show a man wearing a fedora in the passenger seat, but close-ups show Pepe in the passenger seat, wearing a sombrero.
The Wade Williams Collection version omits the pre-credit scene of Tarantella kissing a man to death.