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A black hole hits North Wisconsin and opens a door to other dimensions. Giant 15 meter spiders emerge from it, who have an appetite for human flesh! Dr. Jenny Langer and Dr. Vance from the NASA try to save the world. Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
Nearly all of the night scenes were shot day-for-night. The scenes were darkened in post production, though some of the footage was darkened too much to be clearly seen it was still used in the film. See more »
When Dr.Vance and Dr. Langer are with the Sheriff in his office, the boom mic can be seen at the bottom of the frame, alternately pointing at each actor as they speak. See more »
Sometimes the only way I know you're alive is when I hear you flush the toilet!
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The Giant Spider Invasion is a superb piece of 1970's B-Horror. Of course, by today's synthetic, digitally enhanced, multi-billion dollar, pseudo-artistic, technologically dependent standards it is a poor film, but remember that 'Spider Invasion' only cost $250,000 to produce.
It is full of small, creepy spiders, developing into mega-bohemoth spiders and laying waste to anything that gets in their way!
Oh sure you can label it cheesy! You can label it hokey! Label it sub-par! B ut isn't that why people watch B-horror? And is not 70's B-horror the true pinnacle of the genre? And did not Mystery Science Theater think it a worthy piece to cover on their show? Me thinks in the affirmative on both questions!
This movie is a worthy effort...dealing with such diverse topics as Alien Invasion, to greed & evil in the social context...to even what Camus referred to as the Existential Dilemma (or something like that)...oh you can find almost anything in any piece of art, but my point is that this is a good movie! It's cheesy, but good; and when I saw it at the age of 6, I thought it was very horrifying!
I still...to this day...cannot drink tomato juice...Thank-you Giant Spider Invasion!
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