Spidarlings- A New Horror Musical! The Official Trailer.
Spidarlings (2013) is an upcoming Horror, Musical that appears to take elements from various other genres resulting in a colorful, outrageous and quirky extravaganza. Channeling the style of 70’s and 80’s exploitation such as the films of John Waters, Spidarlings echoes back to a nostalgic vibe and has the makings of achieving a cult status.
The film focuses on a lesbian couple Matilda and Eden, who are victims of the Welfare System, their applications for housing benefit and job seekers allowance have been rejected. As they struggle to get by, they are constantly terrorized by their landlord who is gunning to evict them, Matilda finds work at a night club named Juicy Girls where she must deal with advances from unsavory middle-aged men, one who is particularly unhinged and develops a deadly obsession. As tension mounts, the showgirls start to get brutally murdered, however Eden has just invested in a pet tarantula that is soon to change their lives forever! With an ambitious plot, and a tongue-in-cheek look at the state of the UK, Spidarlings is set to be a blood-soaked, gore fest full of carnage, a rocking soundtrack (composed by Jeff Kristian) and much, much more!
Spidarlings is directed by Salem Kapsaski and will be his debut feature, however he has had much experience within the horror industry through creating short films and plays. In 2009 he gained the opportunity of working as a production assistant on Dario Argento’s Giallo. Through studying Directing at the New York Film School, Kapsaski has plenty of experience behind him which will hopefully be demonstrated within his new film. Its certainly going to be interesting seeing how he has merged different sub-genres and styles together. With a project so ambitious, it can potentially lose itself so hopefully they will compliment each other and flow well alongside the narrative.
The film is a critique of the British Welfare system and pokes fun at it in numerous ways, making it extremely relevant to our time and providing some light relief amongst the depressing recession we as a country are facing. The punk-themed costumes used indicate an 80’s influence, making the connection between the impact of the Conservative governments on the lives of the working class from back then and this decade, suggesting a pattern of history repeating itself, through the lack of job opportunities. Even though its ultimately a British film, it features actors from all over the globe including Lloyd Kaufman, Rusty Goffe, Sophia Disgrace, Lynn Ruth Miller and Bloody F Mess to name a few.
So with that little teaser I now present the official trailer courtesy of Rahel Kapsaski, which provides a detailed look of what to expect. It certainly is a visual treat. Full of campiness, themes of anarchy and exploitation, enter the strange world of Spidarlings.
Hayley Alice Roberts.