Tarantula (1955) Poster



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Remake of 

Science Fiction Theatre: No Food for Thought (1955) (TV Episode)
Jack Arnold reworked this story of his, about a secret, desert-based artificial nutrient lab into a feature film of the same basis, only with the nutrient there producing deformed humans and a giant insect instead of "just" creating a deadly dependence on it in its users, as in the TV story.

Edited into 

Fantastic Dinosaurs of the Movies (1990) (Video)
The trailer is shown in this video.

Referenced in 

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
From "Science Fiction Double Feature": "Leo G. Carroll was over a barrel when Tarantula took to the hills"
Fear on Film: Inside 'The Fog' (1980) (TV Movie)
Clint Eastwood: Director (1982) (TV Movie)
mentioned once
Rate It X (1986)
Promotional art is shown of this film.
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Movie poster seen at the Hill-Valley drive-in
Matinee (1993)
Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman (1993) (TV Movie)
Star Kid (1997)
The spider is named Leo G.
Back to the Black Lagoon: A Creature Chronicle (2000) (Video)
mentioned once
The Fairly OddParents: One Man Banned/Frenemy Mine (2009) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Cosmo when he was doing shadow pupets in Timmy's closet.
Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) (Video)
Film artwork is shown in a magazine.
A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King (2011) (TV Movie)
poster/still picture
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
The giant Tarantula monster can be seen in one of the elevators

Featured in 

Coogan's Bluff (1968)
Clip with tarantula very biefly projected on wall of psychedelic dance club
The Movie Orgy (1968)
Several extended clips
Son of Svengoolie: Tarantula (1955) (1981) (TV Episode)
This film is featured in this episode.
Coming Soon (1982) (Video)
The Rookie (1990)
100 Years of Horror: Giants (1996) (Video)
Monsterama Sci-Fi Late Night Creature Feature Show Vol. 1 (1996) (Video)
This film's theatrical trailer is featured.
Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us (2005) (TV Movie)
Excerpt shown
Troldspejlet: Episode #35.13 (2006) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
Monsters from the Id (2009)
clips shown
American Grindhouse (2010)
Footage of this movie is shown.

Spoofed in 

Bees (1998)
scenes mimicking giant tarantula
Trail of the Screaming Forehead (2007)
In this parody of 1950s/60s sci-fi/horror films, a scientist regrets his obsessive experiment which causes his head to slowly grow to grotesque proportions, reminiscent of Prof. Deemer in Tarantula.

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