Spider Baby (1968) Jack Hill wrote and directed this cult classic that cast Lon Chaney, Jr. as a guardian of three mentally disturbed children in a creepy, backwoods mansion. When a greedy cousin with lawyers arrives to claim custody, mutilation and gore result. The film was released under multiple, different titles.
1 . The Liver Eaters.
Ever wonder where all those Buffalo wings
came from? Your complicity
in the murder of flight?
Slowly the umbrella of love unfolds
schizophrenic webs for shelter.
Poor white trash regress .
Family will always kill you,
one genetic code with another
spliced spinal column.
Loan me your kidney
and I’ll loan you my liver,
so together we’ll crack jokes at death.
2. Cannibal Orgy
Never question where all the sacraments
were hid. Your lust is to crucify
and enjoy the torture!
Not since Bruegel, has eating become so predatory,
Or anally surreal as Dalí’s ass.
Spoiled brats coddle autistic.
Phylogeny recaps ontogeny
when you’re up in the hills
Loan me your uncle
and I’ll loan you my aunts,
and together we’ll crack heads for lunch.
3. Attack of the Liver Eaters
Be sure to feed relatives who live in the basement
lumps of coal. That way you refoliate
God’s primal garden.
There will always be lawyers
for ungrateful heirs expecting a fortune.
Merrye’s disease is caused by finding your roots.
The Wolf Man takes me back
just as Wolverine takes me forward.
The moon’s to blame for parallel universes.
Loan me a flamethrower
and I’ll loan you my goshawk
and together we’ll hunt prey through the graveyard.
4.The Maddest Story Ever Told
You can’t eat everything! You can eat everything,
including your teeth. You can swallow
the Third World and not tell.
Don’t tell. Don’t tell. And don’t let
anybody else tell. Sting them! Sting!
Yes, Virginia, there is a Spider God.
The web is warm and wonderful.
It wombs like a safety net, Baby Doll,
beneath a risky trap door.
Loan me the insecticide
and I’ll loan you a latch key out of here
so we break up Siamese twins.
[Disposable Poem February 14, 2016]