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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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Kester
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Sheriff (as Alan Hale)
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Kevin Brodie ...
Perkins
Diane Lee Hart ...
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Paul Bentzen ...
Billy
J. Stewart Taylor ...
Deputy
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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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October 1975 (USA)  »

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Invasion of the Giant Spiders  »

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$300,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In an interview, director Bill Rebane said that shooting the film began before the script was even done. However, Rebane added that the script was revised numerous times during the shoot. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Dan Kester: You're so dumb you wouldn't know rabbit turds from Rice Krispies.
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Connections

Referenced in Attack of the Psychedelic Zombies, Man! (2015) See more »

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Brickbats
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Music by Laurie Johnson
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A multi-faceted gem of 70's B-Horror!
21 October 2004 | by (Detroit) – See all my reviews

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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