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Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)

PG | | Horror, Sci-Fi | November 1977 (USA)
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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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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aviation | spider | death | farm | calf | See All (126) »

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A new species of horror is born. See more »

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La invasión de las arañas  »

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$500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$17,000,000
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Bettie Bolling--who played Mildred, the telephone operator--was Tiffany Bolling's mother. See more »

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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 »

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Walter Colby: Well, that would explain Spider Hill...
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Written and Sung by Dorsey Burnette
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Spectacular!
21 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

What a great film. William Shatner in one of his three great films. (Airplane! II and Wrath of Khan) Memorable lines include "He died in 'Nam (head turns away for dramatic effect), Dear God, sweet Jesus! and "That explains the spider hill! Cheesy and delicious; this film belongs in any collection of people that admire the bad film as much as the good film. 2 clowns!


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