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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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Kester
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Sheriff (as Alan Hale)
Bill Williams ...
Kevin Brodie ...
Perkins
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Paul Bentzen ...
Billy
J. Stewart Taylor ...
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Helga (as Christiana Schmidtmer)
William W. Gillett Jr. ...
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David B. Hoff ...
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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>

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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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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 »

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

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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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29 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Giant Spider Invasion is a low budget monster movie reminiscent of the giant bug invasion pictures of the 50's but it was actually shot in the 70's. It's all very predictable, these giant spider eggs travel to earth on board some meteorites and land in a small Wisconsin town. People start disappearing, cattle are found mutilated and things just aren't quite right. Needless to say, it's up to the local Sheriff, astronomer and out of town NASA specialist to find out and ultimately confront the source of the strange things going on. Of course it's all being caused by these giant spiders that are running amok, devouring everyone in sight. The effects are pretty bad and the acting is very hammy but it's all part of the fun. Amazingly, they actually built full sized giant spiders for this film and although they look terrible, it's wonderful to see these massive creatures roaming the Wisconsin country side wreaking havoc where ever they go. Giant Spider Invasion is good mindless fun that's better than 90% of the horror/sci-fi films being made these days.


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