Prior to directing The Spider Labyrinth, Gianfrano Giagni was in radio and television, since the mid-1970s. Along with directing music videos he created the music program Mister Fantasyand made the short film Giallo e nero. Producer Tonino Cervi liked Giagni’s short and offered him a job to direct his first feature, the horror film The Spider Labyrinth.
The original script for the film was developed by Cervi, Riccardo Aragno and Cesare Frugoni which dated a few years before production started. Giagni felt the script was a bit dated, and got Gianfranco Manfredi in with him to give the film a more modern framing. Their changes in the script changed the location from Venice to Budapest.
weird lost giallo thingy from 1988. color, mono, widescreen transfer from cable TV (?), 86 minutes, with Japanese subtitles burned in. DVD-R comes packaged as shown in color DVD case wrapped in plastic.