Produced by Rahel and Salem Kapsaski
Written and Directed by Salem Kapsaski
Starring Sophia Disgrace, Rahel Kapsaski, Lee Mark Jones, and Rusty Goffe
Released July 1, 2017
Reviewed by Alyssa Hunt
Who doesn’t love a cult classic? They’re great because there’s a special something from the movie that imprints onto a person’s memory. They never forget it, and the title thrives by word-of-mouth more than any form of managed publicity. I don’t know if this will happen with Spidarlings, but I’m sure some place underground, it’s deep underground.
The story tells of two girls, lovers, Eden and Matilda, who are living in a tiny apartment rent-free! By avoiding their landlord, who’s extremely upset with not being paid, they do their best to eat and be happy. Surprisingly, their troubles aren’t at home – not at first.
The movie is dark, moody, and a musical of all things! When I viewed the first number, I instantly thought of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, but not in a good way. Then, none of the situations made much sense – I was totally confused until something arthropidic crawled onto the scene, making everything worse. I’m not exaggerating either.
The movie lacked a focused storyline, the singing was crummy, and I barely stayed awake the full 120 minutes to catch what was going on! I honestly wish I could say something positive about Spidarlings, but there really isn’t anything I can say, except Spidarlings released 1 July 2017.