The Spider (1958) - Plot Summary Poster


Plot Summary

  • 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 <durlinlunt@acadia.net>
  • Out with her friend Mike Simpson looking for her father who had not returned home the previous night, Carol Flynn finds his abandoned pickup truck. They decide to search nearby caves thinking the man may have sought shelter there. Inside however, they find a giant spider web and soon come face to face with the giant creature itself. With the help of their high school chemistry teacher, Art Klingman, they convince the police to search the caves. They spray DDT forcing the spider out of its lair and thinking it's dead, transport it to the local High School. Re-animated, the creature is soon wreaking havoc in the community. Learning that the creature has returned to its cave, the police decide to blow-up the entrance not realizing that Carol and Mike are also inside looking for the birthday gift Carol's father bought for her.

    - Written by garykmcd
  • Teenagers from a rural community and their high school science teacher join forces to battle a giant mutant spider.

    - Written by Gabe Taverney


We open with the credits displayed over a spider web; we zoom in closer to the spider in the center...

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