Lon Chaney Jr. is singing the theme song?
A man is reading about the Merry Syndrome how they mentally de-age beyond humanity into primitive savagery including
cannibalism. However, the family was wiped out 10 years ago…Let the flashback ensue…
Mantan Moreland, the mailman, asks some locals where the Merry House is. They won’t tell him anything. He eventually finds a
run-down mansion. No one answers the door, Mantan looks in a window. The window falls on him trapping him when Virginia spots
him. She has 2 knives and wants to play spider…
A limo is heading to the mansion. Bruno, the chauffer, finds Mantan’s body hanging out of the window. Ralph gets out of the
limo. Bruno tries explaining not to play Spider to both girls: Virginia and Elizabeth.
Girls, "Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night, may become
a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright." It's true....
Ralph finds the letter Mantan had brought. A lawyer will be bringing some relatives to become the girls’ legal guardians today.
Bruno hides Mantan body while the girls clean up the blood. Bruno checks on Uncle Ned, Aunt Liz, and Aunt Claire in the
Peter and Emily, some distant relations of the Merrys’, are heading to the mansion. Emily wants to sue them or force them to settle
for big money, big money…Reaching the mansion, she is freaked out by Ralph.
Bruno brings Larry Slocker, the lawyer. Elizabeth and Virginia meet their cousins. Bruno tries explaining the malady that rots the
Merrys’ brains. This will be the last generation of the Merrys. Larry the lawyer wants to meet Ned, Clair, and Liz. He’s not happy about
how Bruno has been running things.
Emily and the rest want to stay the night at the mansion. Bruno tries explaining how they shouldn’t stay overnight.
Virginia is doing another spider impression. Ralph is outside chasing a cat.
Gene Simmons bald and unsuccessful cousin..
Dinner is being set. Emily wants to know about the estate finances. Ralph is dressed in as a schoolboy costume. Bruno serves
the “rabbit” that Ralph had caught earlier. Bruno explains how meat seems to advance the disease and keeps trying to get them to
leave. Peter will take Ms Morris, Slocker’s secretary to nearby motel.
Larry and Emily suspect something funny is going on at the house.
The girls pay a visit to daddy who is mummified.
Emily braces her bedroom door shut while the lawyer is snooping through the house. She’s getting ready for bed unaware that
Ralph climbs down the side of the building to peep on her.
Bruno locks the main gate. Lawyer finds the secret entrance to the basement. Something grabs his leg. He threatens to call the
police. The girls pitchfork him to death.
Bruno finds the body carried up in the dumbwaiter. The girls are scared. Bruno promises to take care of them. Getting rid of the
lawyer will only bring more people. Ralph will soon have to be with Uncle Ned. Soon, Bruno will have them all stay forever. He goes
to get a surprise for them. .
Emily still dancing around when she finally spots Ralph. Running out of her room, she sees the girls carry the lawyer’s body. They
chase after her. Outside, they search for her. Ralph is close to finding her.
Ms Morris and Peter are still on the road. There are no vacancies in any of the motels. They’ll have to stay at the Merry mansion.
Bruno is getting nuttier as he’s driving to get the surprise.
The girls see Peter and Ann return. They’re afraid of being reported. Welcoming them, Virginia gets out her web. Elizabeth takes
Ann to daddy’s room where Ralph grabs her.
Bruno steals some dynamite.
Virginia ties Peter up to play spider. Sitting on his lap, she gets her knives when Elizabeth stops her.
In the basement, Ralph is holding Ann. The girls try to decide what to do with Ann. How to keep her quiet? Apparently, a gag isn’t
good enough but draining enough blood will quiet her down.
Peter wrangles out of the chair.
The girls have a hacksaw to drain some blood to make Ann quiet.
Emily gets back to the house and attacks Ralph.
Bruno gets back to the mansion.
The aunts drag Emily into the pit. Bruno announces the surprise to the girls. Lighting the fuse, he tells Peter to take Ann and leave.
Uncle Ned and the aunts climb from the pit when the Big Badda Boom ensues.
Peter inherited all the Merry fortune and married Ann. They have a daughter, Jessica. There is no more Merry Syndrome. Peter’s
side of the family is quite distant. Outside, Jessica is staring at a spider.