IMDb > The Giant Spider Invasion (1975)
The Giant Spider Invasion
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

The Giant Spider Invasion (1975) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 8 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
2.8/10   2,678 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 1% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Richard L. Huff (screenplay) &
Robert Easton (screenplay) ...
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for The Giant Spider Invasion on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
October 1975 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Creeping!...Crawling!...Crushing! See more »
Plot:
Giant spiders from another dimension invade Wisconsin. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
A multi-faceted gem of 70's B-Horror! See more (94 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Steve Brodie ... Dr. Vance

Barbara Hale ... Dr. Jenny Langer

Robert Easton ... Kester

Leslie Parrish ... Ev

Alan Hale Jr. ... Sheriff (as Alan Hale)
Bill Williams ... Dutch
Kevin Brodie ... Perkins
Diane Lee Hart ... Terry
Tain Bodkin ... Preacher
Paul Bentzen ... Billy
J. Stewart Taylor ... Deputy

Christiane Schmidtmer ... Helga (as Christiana Schmidtmer)
William W. Gillett Jr. ... Rider
David B. Hoff ... Helicopter Pilot (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joel Thingvall ... Gas Pump Kid (uncredited)

Directed by
Bill Rebane 
 
Writing credits
Richard L. Huff (screenplay) &
Robert Easton (screenplay)

Richard L. Huff (original story)

Produced by
William W. Gillett Jr. .... executive producer
Richard L. Huff .... producer
Dick Plautz .... associate producer
Bill Rebane .... producer
Mark L. Rosen .... executive producer
Jack Willoughby .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Bill Rebane  (as Ito Rebane)
 
Cinematography by
Jack Willoughby (director of cinematography)
 
Film Editing by
Barbara Pokras 
 
Set Decoration by
Jutta Rebane 
 
Makeup Department
Sue Brodie .... hairdresser
Tom Schwartz .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Barbara J. Rebane .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kevin Brodie .... first assistant director
Barbara J. Rebane .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Bill Rebane .... set designer (as Ito)
 
Sound Department
Jim Bryan .... sound effects editor (as Jim Ryan)
Ron Everett .... boom man
Steve Hunter .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Richard Albain .... special effects
Robert Millay .... special effects
 
Stunts
Robert F. Nelson .... stunt man
Dennis Wilder .... stunt man
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Buck Gillett .... grip
Karl Kitt .... assistant cameraman
Carl Pfantz .... grip
Dick Plautz .... grip
Dick Plautz .... key grip (as Richard Plautz)
Alan M. Rebane .... gaffer (as Alan Rebane)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robin Brodie .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Tikki Goldberg .... assistant editor (as Ticci Goldberg)
Barbara Kress .... assistant editor
Andrea Scharf .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
John H. Arrufat .... music editor (as John Arrufat)
Bill Rebane .... music editor (as Ito Rebane)
 
Other crew
Barbara Kress .... continuity
Barbara Kress .... script
Joann McCracken .... production secretary
Pat Phillips .... production secretary
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
84 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
David Hoff, who provides the radio voice of the helicopter pilot, was an actual pilot for the Wisconsin Air Guard.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): While talking to Billy on the phone late in the movie, the sheriff mispronounces Terry's name as "Jerry."See more »
Quotes:
Sheriff Jeff Jones:I used to take physics, but I find prunes do a better job for me.See more »
Soundtrack:
Maniac PursuitSee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
A multi-faceted gem of 70's B-Horror!, 21 October 2004
Author: darth_paul-1 from Detroit

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!

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (94 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The Giant Spider Invasion (1975)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Scary scenes. bartdebeus
Alan Hale Jr. phoning it in parillamilt
On Cable TV AmericaOne Network July 16, 2013 2 am to 430am ruggspd68
Truth is .. I know Bill Rebane. Bam-n-Jake-are-love
When did you see this movie? selk
Barbara Hale nickdanger_99
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Critters Spiders Tarantula The Beast with a Million Eyes Track of the Moon Beast
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Horror section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.