Die Schwarze Spinne (1983)

Genres - Crime, Horror  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - Switzerland  |  
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In this, the third, remake of Gotthelf's classic horror story, a woman offers the soul of her unborn baby in exchange for Satan's intervention in a situation that threatens her village. Unlike it's two predecessors, this version is told without operatic embellishment and is framed by the modern-day story of a drug-addicted woman who has a strange drug-induced dream about the woman in village. In the dream, the threat comes in the form of the ruthless knight who brutalizes and terrorizes all the villagers. The woman reneges on the bargain by having the babe immediately baptized after it is born. Satan gets his revenge by sending a murderous black spider into town.

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addiction, baby, bribery, chemicals, deal-with-the-devil, desperation, dream, drug-dealer, drugs, hallucination, havoc, pestilence, revenge, Satan, soul, toddlers, unborn-child