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The Giant Spider Invasion (1975)

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

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Cast

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Kester
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Sheriff (as Alan Hale)
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Kevin Brodie ...
Perkins
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Terry (as Dianne Lee Hart)
Tain Bodkin ...
Paul Bentzen ...
Billy
J. Stewart Taylor ...
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Helga (as Christiana Schmidtmer)
William W. Gillett Jr. ...
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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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Release Date:

October 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Invasion of the Giant Spiders  »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Alan Hale Jr. greets Davey (Kevin Brodie) in the opening scene with the line, "Hi, little buddy!" This is an obvious reference to his role as The Skipper on Gilligan's Island (1964). See more »

Goofs

As Mr. Kester drives home from Helga's on the night of the revival, one shot shows daylight. 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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Connections

Edited into FrightMare Theater: The Giant Spider Invasion (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Worried Man Blues
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by William Loose
May-Loo Music
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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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