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What Happened in “Holy Spider?”

Award-winning film inspired by femicidal maniac in Iran

Holy Spider tells the story of a serial killer targeting sex workers in Iran and the female journalist trying to stop him. It’s inspired by real events from 2000–2001, when a family man murdered 16 prostitutes in the holy city of Mashhad and won some support in the community after his capture.



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Patsy Fergusson

Tree hugger. Tour guide. Top Writer. Feminist. Newly-baptized Bay swimmer. Editor of Fourth Wave.