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A journalist descends into the dark underbelly of the Iranian holy city of Mashhad as she investigates the serial killings of sex workers by the so called "Spider Killer", who believes he is cleansing the streets of sinners.
In Persian with English subtitles.
Recommended ages 17+ for scenes of disturbing violence, strong language and nudity.
"Holy Spider is a dark, atmospheric character study of one of the most difficult humans to sympathise with." - Shubhra Gupta, The Indian Express
It seems almost too horrific to believe (and to watch) but it’s based on a true story... - Peter Howell, The Toronto Star