Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)

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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 overview, first billed only:
Diane Ashley
Walter Colby
Emma Washburn
David McLean ...
Gene Smith
Natasha Ryan ...
Linda Hansen
Altovise Davis ...
Birch Colby
Joe Ross ...
Vern Johnson
Terry Hansen
Adele Malis-Morey ...
Betty Johnson (as Adele Malis)
Roy Engel ...
Mayor Connors
Earl Forbes
Bill Coontz ...
Clyde (as Bill Foster)
Whitey Hughes ...
The Baron
Jay Lawrence ...


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 <>

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Release Date:

November 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La invasión de las arañas  »

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$500,000 (estimated)


$17,000,000 (USA)

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Bo Svenson was offered the lead role, but turned it down. See more »


The sheriff tells Shatner at Colby's accident scene that he wants to find a way down to the truck to check on the body without breaking his neck. Yet, the tow truck cable is already wrapped around the vehicle's axle. See more »


Birch Colby: Are you crazy lady? This is our home, and no damn spiders are gonna run us out!
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Impulse, Starring William Shatner! (2009) See more »


Pastel Pastorale
Music by Neil Richardson
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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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