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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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Another "misfit kills mean people with avenging critters" dud. 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
 
Music Department
Phillan Bishop .... music performer
 
Transportation Department
Derek Whittington .... transportation
 

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85 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Another "misfit kills mean people with avenging critters" dud., 3 April 2004
Author: EyeAskance from fabulous Las Vega$!

In the distinctly 70s tradition of films such as WILLARD, HOLY Wednesday, STANLEY, and JENNIFER; THE SNAKE GODDESS, this unspectacular independent non-chiller concerns a strange, spider-loving girl who dispatches her little 8-legged friends on killing missions...vengeance against folks who've treated her badly. Lovely Suzanna Ling, apparently in her only film appearance, is quite appealing. Her performance isn't exactly award-winning, but she shows potential, and one wonders what she may have accomplished had she not opted for instant retirement following KISS OF THE TARANTULA(it's hard to blame her, however).

It's very likely that you've seen this whole idea brought on before, and with better results(actually, I can't think of a time when it might have been done more poorly). Even as 70s-era drive-in fodder goes, this is a weak, ordinary film devoid of surprises or anything resembling quality craftsmanship.

An obscurity, moreless, and justifiably so. 3.5/10

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