When a man doesn't come home one night his daughter and her boyfriend go out searching and encounter a giant spider in a cave near the man's wrecked car. Coming back with the Sheriff, the spider is seemingly killed by DDT spraying, and the body then hauled for storage in the high school gymnasium. However, a loud dose of rock music by a teenage garage band revives the arachnid and sends it rampaging through the town. Written by
Jeremy Lunt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Spider will eat you alive!
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Did You Know?
This was filmed as "The Spider". Prior to completion, the title was changed to "Earth vs. The Spider" and that was used for the main title on the film itself. When The Fly
(1958) became a blockbuster for 20th Century Fox, American International decided to ride on their success by changing the title back to simply "The Spider" on all advertising material. The main title on the film itself was never changed. See more
The exterminators lay down a spray of 50 percent DDT to flood the entire cavern, yet only bring enough gas masks for half the people in the cave. See more
[to a deputy after finding a desiccated body in a cave
Uh, you get back to town and make up a coroner's report. Just put down Jack Flynn as the name and the cause of death... uh...
It was a spider drained all the liquid out of his body.
Just put down "cause unknown" and let the coroner worry about the rest. That's the trouble with you eggheads - you jump to conclusions! I know what I see and I see a dead man, but, uh, I don't see any spider.