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May 1976 (USA) See more »
So silent. So deadly. So final.
A disturbed teenage girl unleashes her pet tarantula against her "enemies." Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A pretty girl, teen revenge, and plenty of SPIDERS See more (13 total) »


  (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
(in alphabetical order)
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
Color (Eastmancolor)
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A pretty girl, teen revenge, and plenty of SPIDERS, 18 February 2013
Author: PeterMitchell-506-564364 from Australia

A teenage outcast, unleashes her revenge, utilizing her eight legged friends, in this slow moving and forgettable horror, which will leave you waiting some for what little gore there is to happen. I mean how much harm can tarantula's do. To that small minority of people who love spiders and revenge, we should have that small minority of people watch this. Given that said, it's not a badly made flick, where even a "Hot Connections" star shows up as one of Susan's peers, who gets his serve at a drive in. He was falsely coming onto her, then entrapping her as to find out how his friends were killed. Bad mistake as our Susan who slightly resembles Carrie, again unleashes her pets. Another guy gets it in an air duct. Our Susan's got other problems. Her father matter of fact owns a funeral parlor where the wife and the bastard of an uncle are getting it on. Again, enter Susan. The opening always stays with me of Susan smiling the sweetest of smiles (too sweet) to camera. This is used in the last shot too, where Susan herself says "I love happy endings". Okay horror fare, but nothing to write home about.

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