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Director:
Writers:
Richard Robinson (screenplay) and
Alan Caillou (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
November 1977 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A new species of horror is born. See more »
Plot:
Investigating the mysterious deaths of a number of farm animals, vet Rack Hansen discovers that his... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
3 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(47 articles)
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One of the first horror movies I've seen and still one of the best See more (83 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

William Shatner ... Rack Hansen

Tiffany Bolling ... Diane Ashley

Woody Strode ... Walter Colby

Lieux Dressler ... Emma Washburn
David McLean ... Gene Smith
Natasha Ryan ... Linda Hansen
Altovise Davis ... Birch Colby
Joe Ross ... Vern Johnson

Marcy Lafferty ... Terry Hansen
Adele Malis-Morey ... Betty Johnson (as Adele Malis)
Roy Engel ... Mayor Connors

Hoke Howell ... Earl Forbes
Bill Coontz ... Clyde (as Bill Foster)
Whitey Hughes ... The Baron
Jay Lawrence ... Deputy
Bettie Bolling ... Mildred

Anita Merritt ... Waitress (as Juanita Merritt)
Nadia Caillou ... Screaming Woman
Valla Rae McDade ... Screaming Woman
Jon-Jon ... Injured Boy

Directed by
John 'Bud' Cardos 
 
Writing credits
Richard Robinson (screenplay) and
Alan Caillou (screenplay)

Jeffrey M. Sneller (original story) and
Stephen Lodge (original story)

Produced by
Henry Fownes .... executive producer
J. Bond Johnson .... associate producer
Igo Kantor .... producer
Jeffrey M. Sneller .... producer
 
Cinematography by
John Arthur Morrill (director of photography) (as John Morrill)
 
Film Editing by
Igo Kantor 
Steven Zaillian  (as Steve Zaillian)
 
Set Decoration by
Rusty Lipscomb  (as Rusty Rosene)
 
Makeup Department
Kathy Agron .... makeup artist
Ve Neill .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Paul Heslin .... post-production supervisor
Joe Napolitano .... production supervisor (as Joseph Napolitano)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Barnwell .... second assistant director
Larry Kostroff .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Mickey Guinn .... prop master
Ed Hamlin .... construction foreman
 
Sound Department
James Dehr .... sound mixer
William B. Kaplan .... sound mixer (as Bill Kaplan)
Earl Sampson .... boom operator
Rimas Tumasonis .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Greg Auer .... special effects
Jeffrey S. Farley .... prop spider crew (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Cy Didjurgis .... matte artist
 
Stunts
Richard Brown .... stunts
Bill Coontz .... stunts (as Bill Foster)
Bill Copeland .... stunt flyer
Whitey Hughes .... stunt gaffer
William Hughes .... stunts (as Bill Hughes)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richmond L. Aguilar .... gaffer (as Richard Aguilar)
Jeffrey D. Brown .... second grip (as Jeffrey Brown)
Max Buffalo .... still photographer
Jim Dunn .... key grip (as James Dunn)
James LeBlanc .... assistant camera (as Jim LeBlanc)
John LeBlanc .... assistant camera
Pete Stevens .... electrician
John D. Wheeler .... photographer: second unit (as John Wheeler)
Michael Ohrling .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Florent Retz .... assistant editor (as Dan Retz)
 
Music Department
Igo Kantor .... music supervisor
Dominic Frontiere .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
René Garriguenc .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Igo Kantor .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Richard Markowitz .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Leonard Rosenman .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Albert Sendrey .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Fred Steiner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Richard Alexander .... driver
 
Other crew
Sidney D. Balkin .... production executive: Dimension Pictures, Inc.
Jim Brockett .... spider wrangler
Lieux Dressler .... creative consultant
Guy Garner .... production assistant
Jerry Hamlin .... location coordinator
Roger Hartman .... production assistant
Gary Keasler .... spider wrangler assistant
Marti Litis .... production coordinator
Karen Mattingly .... script supervisor (as Karen Reid)
Valla Rae McDade .... production secretary
Joe Santley .... unit publicist
Lou Schumacher .... spiders supplier
Elbert L. Sleeper .... technical advisor (as Dr. Elbert L. Sleeper)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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97 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia:
Tiffany Bolling was cast in the female lead role because she was the only actress who auditioned who had no trouble working with spiders.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Terry Hansen:Hey I'm sorry about what happened the other day.
Dr. Robert 'Rack' Hansen:I don't know what you're talking about lady.
[Terry Giggles]
Terry Hansen:Rack, your a funny man, You want be with your brother's wife, but you take care of her like you were. Isn't that like buying the cow and giving the milk away?
Dr. Robert 'Rack' Hansen:You don't quit pestering me, one of these mornings I'm gonna show up and start milking that cow.
Terry Hansen:Well, make sure your hands are warm.
[Rack giggles and holds his hands up in a clawing manner]
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16 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
One of the first horror movies I've seen and still one of the best, 3 July 2002
Author: Nightgaunt from Germany

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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