Directed by: David Schmoeller
Also known as:
THE SPIDER WILL KILL YOU
This 1974 UT thesis film by David Schmoeller, was funded by a grant from the Directors Guild of America and was an Academy Award Student Film finalist, losing to the Robert Zemeckis’ student short FIELD OF HONOR. THE SPIDER WILL KILL YOU was the inspiration for the first feature film by Schmoeller: TOURIST TRAP.
THE SPIDER WILL KILL YOU is rare and only available through the director’s personal website. Although ripped from a DVD, the source is clearly not a DVD and seems to have deteriorated over the decades. Apparently, Schmoeller wanted to include the short with the recent Blu-ray release of TOURIST TRAP but Charles Band was too cheap to pay for the telecine.
This short is a Must-See for fans of TOURIST TRAP.