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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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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 All (23) »

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A new species of horror is born. See more »

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Sci-Fi | Horror

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PG | See all certifications »

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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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Trivia

A sequel was planned to be released by 21st Century Film Corporation in the late 1980s/early 1990s but was never made. William Shatner was attached to return and was also set to direct. See more »

Goofs

During the assault on the town, a white Mustang careens into a parked car. During the wide-angle shot, only the driver is visible. But, in the close-up after the crash, a female passenger is seen sitting upright in the passenger side just before she crawls out of the wrecked vehicle. See more »

Quotes

Betty Johnson: I understand you're... you're a scientist. You know you and Vern have a lot in common.
Diane Ashley: Oh... uhh, really?
Vern Johnson: That's how I make all my money... kinda scientific you know... through chemicals.
Diane Ashley: Oh, you're a chemist?
Betty Johnson: You dont understand, Vern invented a new kind of chemical toilet... you know the kind they use at construction sites.
Vern Johnson: Sold the business though... sold out to my partner... just couldn't take the pressure anymore.
[Laugh]
Vern Johnson: Uhh Say
[looks over shoulder at wife]
Vern Johnson: Uhh, say, can I buy you a drink?...
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The Invaders
(uncredited)
by Jerry Goldsmith
From Twilight Zone (1959)
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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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