Emmental in the 13th century: The brave and rebellious midwife Christine enters a pact with the devil to protect her village from the terror of the Teutonic Knights. But punished henceforth with a spider plague, Christine goes from being the saviour to the hunted. Christine faces the crucial battle against the diabolical power that wants to take away the highest good she is willing to die for: humanity.
THE BLACK SPIDER is a mystery horror starring Lillith Stangenberg (THE PEOPLE VS. FRITZ BAUER) and Anatole Taubmann (96 HOURS). Director Markus Fischer (MARMORERA) has created a vividly gruesome world which brings an eerie demonic force to the big screen.

  • Director

    Markus Fischer

  • Version

    German (OV)
    with English, French subtitles

  • Produced by

    Judith Lichtneckert
    (Snakefilm GmbH)

  • Cast

    Lilith Stangenberg, Ronald Zehrfeld, Nurit Hirschfeld, Fabian Krüger, Josef Ostendorf, Ueli Jäggi, Marin Blülle, Marcus Signer

  • Genre

    Mystery Drama

  • Running Time

    110 min.

  • Release

    Ascot Elite, Switzerland
    March 10, 2022

  • Festivals

    Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival | Pápa International Historical Film Festival - Budapest | Fantaspoa Mostra: Internacional | Filmfest Kitzbuehl | Macabro's Film Festival in Mexico

  • Awards

    PHIFF Hungary Filmfestival - Best | Macabro Festival - Best Director for international Horror Film | Firenze Filmfestival - Nomination for Best Feature

  • Year


  • Status


  • Distribution Support

    Qualifies for Swiss Films Distribution Support

credits not contractual