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May 1976 (USA) See more »
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So silent. So deadly. So final.
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A disturbed teenage girl unleashes her pet tarantula against her "enemies." Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Rather mediocre horror film. See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Suzanna Ling ... Susan Bradley
Eric Mason ... Walter Bradley
Herman Wallner ... John Bradley
Linda Spatz ... Tracy
Beverly Eddins ... Martha Bradley
Patricia Landon ... Nancy Drury
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Burrows ... Mr. Price
Jared Davis ... Dr. Morgan
Rebecca Eddins ... Susan Bradley - Age 10
Susan Eddins ... Susan Bradley - Age 5
W. James Eddins ... Sgt. Wes Matthews
Rita French ... Joan Murphy
George Gingell ... Ralph Miller
William Guhl ... Wayne Richards
Art Lane ... Security Guard
Stratton Leopold ... Eric Craig

Ron Prather ... Bob Havens
Jay Scott ... Bo Richards
Mark Smith ... Joe Penny
John F. Suhr ... Graveside Minister
Mary Tyree ... Nurse Hamilton

Directed by
Chris Munger 
 
Writing credits
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Daniel Cady 
Warren Hamilton Jr. 

Produced by
John H. Burrows .... producer
Daniel Cady .... producer
Curt Drady .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Phillan Bishop 
 
Cinematography by
Henning Schellerup 
 
Film Editing by
Warren Hamilton Jr. 
 
Sound Department
Jerry Whittington .... sound effects editor
 
Editorial Department
Jerry Whittington .... assistant editor
 
Transportation Department
Derek Whittington .... transportation
 

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85 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Rather mediocre horror film., 14 June 2005
Author: HumanoidOfFlesh from Chyby, Poland

"Kiss of the Tarantula" is a mildly interesting horror film about a teenage girl named Susan(Suzanne Ling)and her fondness for spiders.When anyone crosses her or her mortician father,the spiders come out to set things right.Her leering uncle and town sheriff(Eric Mason)has eyes for her,and she has the perfect plan to dispose of him.She also takes vengeance on the high school kids who broke into her house and killed her prized spider.She unleashes a slew of her friendly eight-legged buddies in their VW Bug at a drive-in.It's a pretty gruesome,but also very silly scene.Although its' low budget shows,the film still has some nice touches and a great ending which shouldn't be missed.Director Chris Munger also made exploitation flick "Black Starlet" (1974)and producers Daniel Cady and John Hayes were also responsible for "Grave of the Vampire"(1972) and "Garden of the Dead"(1972).Give it a look,if you like tarantuals.6 out of 10.

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