Writer-director-producer Dustin Ferguson is back with his latest film, the remake of the 1967’s Spider Baby or The Maddest Story Ever Told. We recently got the exclusive on the first stills and a look behind the scenes, which you can see here. The film has wrapped, its first trailer has been released, and the cast officially announced.
The original film, directed by Jack Hill, centers on a caretaker who devotes himself to three demented siblings after their father’s death.
The newly updated version stars Brinke Stevens, Peter Stickles, Taci Burr, Crystal Loverro, Jennifer Moriarty, and Ron Chaney, the grandson son of the legendary actor Lon Chaney Jr. Beverly Washburn (pictured), who starred as Elizabeth in the original returns for the remake.
Jack Hill, who directed the original, serves as executive producer for Ferguson’s film. Erik Anthony Russo is the director of photography, and Jeff Burr is the creative consultant.
“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.
If you haven’t seen the original, you can watch it now on Prime Video, AMC+, Screambox, Roku, VUDU, Tubi, or on Fandor.
We will let you know as soon as a release date is announced for Ferguson’s Spider Baby. In the meantime, check out the new trailer.