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Director:
Writers:
Richard L. Huff (screenplay) &
Robert Easton (screenplay) ...
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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:
Invasion of the giant alien spiders See more (96 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
 
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)
William Loose .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Jack K. Tillar .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Barbara Kress .... continuity
Barbara Kress .... script
Joann McCracken .... production secretary
Pat Phillips .... production secretary
 

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Runtime:
84 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia:
There was supposed to be a dramatic shot of the giant spider crushing the house by having the spider dropped from a crane onto it while a bulldozer chained to the back of the house would pull away. However, when the shot was filmed, the spider's legs all went straight up into the air! The crew inside working it's arms were nearly killed when broken wood from the demolished house went through the spider, coming close to impaling them.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: As Mr. Kester drives home from Helga's on the night of the revival, one shot shows daylight.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Jenny Langer:[breathless and howling like a banshee] VAAANCE! VANCE!
Dr. J.R. Vance:What happened?
Dr. Jenny Langer:Spiders came out of the briefcase! They're coming from the geodes!
Dr. J.R. Vance:The WHAT?
Dr. Jenny Langer:Gee-ODES!
Dr. J.R. Vance:Gimmie that!
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Soundtrack:
Worried Man BluesSee more »

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19 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Invasion of the giant alien spiders, 17 November 2005
Author: Chris Gaskin from Derby, England

The Giant Spider Invasion was one of the many 1950's type movies (giant bugs, animals etc) that was made in the 70's and I enjoyed this despite reading a lot of bad reviews.

A strange meteor lands in a small town in Wisconsin and a load of strange looking eggs are found by it. Some of the locals take them home with them and spiders and tarantulas start hatching from them. Rather small at first, these creatures grow into giants and to make matters worse, are radioactive. After eating several people including the town's Sheriff, the hole where the meteor landed is blown up and the spiders are killed.

This movie gets going after a fairly slow start and is clearly done on a low budget.

The cast includes Barbara Hale (Perry Mason), Steve Brodie (The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms), Alan Hale Jr. as the Sheriff and Leslie Parrish.

The Giant Spider Invasion is a must for all sci fi and bad movie fans. Fantastic.

Rating: 3 and a half stars out of 5.

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