The story follows a family of inbreeds who have been afflicted by a genetic disorder known as 'Merrye syndrome', named after the family in which the disorder developed. This malady causes its victims to enter a state of age regression that starts at the age of ten and continues throughout the remainder of the person's life, rendering them with the intelligence of a child. The final generation of the family has been entrusted to the care of the family chauffeur (Lon Chaney Jr), and all is well for these odd people until a greedy branch of the family decides that they want to relieve the family of its home. Mental illness has always, and will always be, a fascinating subject for horror movies as it probes into the unknown and Spider Baby makes best use of that fact.Spider Baby featuring Lon Chaney Jr. and Carol Ohmart is streaming with subscription on Prime Video, streaming on Fandor, free on Popcornflix, and 7 others. It's a comedy and cult movie with a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 92% and a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.9 (5,639 votes).
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Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix & Tubi TV).
Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Fandor & Kanopy).
Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (Google Play, Prime Video, Microsoft & 2 others).
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Spider Baby has a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 92% and a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.9 (5,639 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.