A large spider from the jungles of South America is accidently transported in a crate with a dead body to America where it mates with a local spider. Soon after, the residents of a small California town disappear as the result of spider bites from the deadly spider offspring. It's up to a couple of doctors with the help of an insect exterminator to annihilate these eight legged freaks before they take over the entire town. Written by
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According to Sheriff Lloyd Parsons, the house Dr. Ross Jennings now occupies is 'the old Daniels place'. Dr. Jennings is played by Jeff Daniels. See more »
After the Margaret's party where Doctor Jennings (Daniels) is introduced to village residents there is a shot of Margaret's feet as she enters her house followed by a spider. There is a noticeable 'Wobble' and the camera position shifts slightly as the frame is cut after the actress passes before the spider enters. (The spider would have been filmed separately then the shots spliced together.) See more »
What is the difference between this movie and woofers in the tradition of "The Giant Spider Invasion" ? MONEY ! It seems that if somebody made a 50 millions $ remake of "Robot Monster", everybody would find it great. Here, after a very beautiful and imaginative prologue, we're in for Disney cute-clean fodder, young-couple-settles-in-a-new-home-but-some-monsters-lurks trifle where the cliffhangers (first death, second death, false scare) seems be straight out of a scriptwriter's manuel ("scriptwriting for doofs" ?) And it is almost as scary as a rerun of "Little house in the prairie". Fortunately, John Goodman was in it, in another one of his gigantic performance. This guy could play any role and still be fascinating (well. except Superman, maybe.)
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