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Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)

 -  Sci-Fi | Horror  -  November 1977 (USA)
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Investigating the mysterious deaths of a number of farm animals, vet Rack Hansen discovers that his town lies in the path of hoards of migrating tarantulas. Before he can take action, the ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Diane Ashley
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Walter Colby
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Emma Washburn
David McLean ...
Gene Smith
Natasha Ryan ...
Linda Hansen
Altovise Davis ...
Birch Colby
Joe Ross ...
Vern Johnson
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Terry Hansen
Adele Malis-Morey ...
Betty Johnson (as Adele Malis)
Roy Engel ...
Mayor Connors
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Earl Forbes
Bill Coontz ...
Clyde
Whitey Hughes ...
The Baron
Jay Lawrence ...
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Investigating the mysterious deaths of a number of farm animals, vet Rack Hansen discovers that his town lies in the path of hoards of migrating tarantulas. Before he can take action, the streets are overrun by killer spiders, trapping a small group of towns folk in a remote hotel. Written by Ross Horsley <ics6rh@leeds.ac.uk>

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spider | death | farm | tarantula | hotel | See more »

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You could be the next Victim! See more »

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Sci-Fi | Horror

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November 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Maldição das Aranhas  »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$17,000,000 (USA)
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The bulk of the score was film library music, which was largely made up of music cues by Jerry Goldsmith from various episodes of Twilight Zone (1959). See more »

Goofs

Shortly after the Baron's crash, the sheriff has his deputy call Birch Colby at her farm. Meanwhile, Rack and Diane race out to Terry's to bring her and Linda into town. However, the mayor had previously ordered the sheriff to move all the outlying residents into town so that the Baron could spray the Malathion. This is especially true of Colby's where the main targets of the spray (20-30 spider hills) are located. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Robert 'Rack' Hansen: Too women's lib !
Diane Ashley: Too Gary Cooper !
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Featured in Svengoolie: Kingdom of the Spiders (1996) See more »

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Things I Treasure
Written and Sung by Dorsey Burnette
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One of the first horror movies I've seen and still one of the best
3 July 2002 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I have no idea how old I was when I first saw this movie, maybe 9 or 10 and yes, I'm happy that we don't have any biting, poisonous spiders here in Germany. The plot is better than most of this genre, it's good structured and it lacks a stupid showdown with a giant monster breeding millions of smaller beings. Instead, it's an open end an an appeal against the abuse of pesticides. Big bonus. And the tarantulas are soooooo yucky. I even think this movie is the cause for my brothers aracnophobia. One thing that upsets me in almost every of this kind of movies is that the "hero" (in this case Captain Kirk) saves a child. I like "Smilla's sense of snow" because this annoying inuit boy is thrown off the roof. Kill more kids in movies!!! Same rights for everyone!!!!


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