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aka The Legend of Spider Forest

  • Year:1971
  • Country of origin: UK
  • Genre: Horror
  • Director: Peter Sykes
  • Length: 91 min
  • IMDb rating: Venom (1971) on IMDb
Poster of Venom

The stylish and atmospheric direction of this film [by Peter Sykes]...makes Venom worth watching as the plot quickly degenerates into a confused hodgepodge of scientific experiments involving spider venom and valuable art pieces being sold on the black market.

Gary A. Smith, Uneasy Dreams: The Golden Age of British Horror Films, 1956-1976 (McFarland, 2000)

The storyline is pure hokum, blending the spider nymphet theme with Nazi mad science, but Sykes works hard on atmosphere. ...It’s a pretty looking film,...but also rather slow until the tumble of melodramatic contrivances in the last reel.

Kim Newman, Ten Years of Terror: British Horror Films of the 1970s (FAB Press, 2001)

Selected disc options for Venom

Twilight Time box art
Twilight Time BD-A/US 2021
Fabulous box art
Fabulous DVD-2 PAL/UK 2015
No extras are included.


  • Twilight Time’s Blu-ray contains a 12-page booklet with writing by Mike Finnegan and no extras.
  • Fabulous’ DVD contains no extras.

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Presentation Twilight Time BD 2021
  • Video
    • File 1
      • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
      • Resolution: 1080p24
      • Overall bit rate: 24.97 Mbps
      • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
      • Length:1:27:47.045
      • File size: 16.24 GiB
  • Audio
    • File 1
      • Language: English LPCM 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 1536 kbps
      • Bit depth: 16-bit
  • Subtitles
    • English SDH
Extras No extras are available.