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The Giant Spider Invasion (1975)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  October 1975 (USA)
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Giant spiders from another dimension invade Wisconsin.

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Cast

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Sheriff (as Alan Hale)
Bill Williams ...
Kevin Brodie ...
Perkins
Diane Lee Hart ...
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Paul Bentzen ...
Billy
J. Stewart Taylor ...
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Helga (as Christiana Schmidtmer)
William W. Gillett Jr. ...
Rider
David B. Hoff ...
Helicopter Pilot (voice)
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Storyline

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>

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Creeping!...Crawling!...Crushing! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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PG | See all certifications »
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October 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Invasion of the Giant Spiders  »

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$300,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

David Hoff, who provides the radio voice of the helicopter pilot, was an actual pilot for the Wisconsin Air Guard. See more »

Goofs

When Terry uses a steam iron to kill a tarantula, she is shown wearing a sleeveless yellow tank top. However, in the close up of the spider being killed, someone else is obviously wielding the iron. The arm shown is much longer than Terry's, the shirt is a different color than the one she was shown wearing, and it has a sleeve which has been rolled up. After the spider is killed, Terry is once again shown wearing a sleeveless yellow tank top. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Jeff Jones: [on the CB radio upon seeing the giant spider] You ever see the movie Jaws? It makes that shark look like a goldfish!
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All Spiders Great and Small
15 December 1998 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

Filmed on the kinda budget that Ed Wood might have envied (but not too much), half of this film is devoted to the mini-Spider Invasion, and there are a few mildly chilling moments. Why they're coming out of a black hole is anybody's guess, but no doubt it made sense to someone at the time. But then the giant spiders/badly-disguised cars start pouring forth, and you find yourself not-so-inexplicably cheering for them to chow down on the bunch of Wisconsin "rednecks" that infest this film more thoroughly and foully than the poor aggrieved spiders. Only for those with a strong stomach. Not for spiders, but for poorly sketched one-dimensional characters.


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