Over the years, I have reported on many of writer-director-producer Dustin Ferguson’s nearly 200 films, from the recently released Cocaine Cougar to The Legacy of Boggy Creek. In January, I reported that Ferguson was remaking the horror classic Spider Baby. Today, he gave us an update, letting us know that filming began this past Saturday! He also shared with us the first images from the set.
The film first premiered in 1967 and was written and directed by Jack Hill (Foxy Brown). Spider Baby or The Maddest Story Ever Told opened in theaters with a notable cast led by the one and only Lon Chaney Jr. (The Wolf Man). The film also featured Sid Haig in his first role.
In Spider Baby, a caretaker devotes himself to three demented siblings after their father’s death.
“In the web of creative possibilities, I embrace the honor of directing the Spider Baby remake. With unwavering reverence for the source material, I tread the delicate thread of faithfulness, carefully weaving thrilling new elements. As we spin a captivating web of nostalgia and innovation, prepare to witness the birth of a modern mad tale, where tradition dances with excitement, and the legacy of Spider Baby finds new life in every electrifying frame.” Director Dustin Ferguson told us.
The cast for the remake includes Brinke Stevens, Beverly Washburn, Peter Stickles, Taci Burr, Crystal Loverro, Jennifer Moriarty, and Ron Chaney, grandson son of the legendary actor Lon Chaney Jr. Jack Hill, who directed the original, serves as executive producer for Ferguson’s film.