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The Giant Spider Invasion (1975)

PG | | Horror, Sci-Fi | October 1975 (USA)
Giant spiders from another dimension invade Wisconsin.

Director:

Bill Rebane

Writers:

Richard L. Huff (screenplay), Robert Easton (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Steve Brodie ... Dr. Vance
Barbara Hale ... Dr. Jenny Langer
Robert Easton ... Kester
Leslie Parrish ... Ev
Alan Hale Jr. ... Sheriff (as Alan Hale)
Bill Williams ... Dutch
Kevin Brodie ... Perkins
Diane Lee Hart ... Terry (as Dianne Lee Hart)
Tain Bodkin Tain Bodkin ... Preacher
Paul Bentzen Paul Bentzen ... Billy
J. Stewart Taylor J. Stewart Taylor ... Deputy
Christiane Schmidtmer ... Helga (as Christiana Schmidtmer)
William W. Gillett Jr. William W. Gillett Jr. ... Rider
David B. Hoff David B. Hoff ... Helicopter Pilot (voice)
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Storyline

A black hole hits North Wisconsin and opens a door to other dimensions. Giant 15 meter spiders emerge from it, who have an appetite for human flesh! Dr. Jenny Langer and Dr. Vance from the NASA try to save the world. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Taglines:

Creeping!...Crawling!...Crushing! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

In this movie, Robert Easton (Kester) carves a dollar sign in his kitchen window with a suspected diamond. In The Wild Wild West: The Night of the Flying Pie Plate (1966), Robert Conrad (James T. West) carves a dollar sign into a mirror with a suspected diamond. Both co-star Leslie Parrish. See more »

Goofs

When Dr.Vance and Dr. Langer are with the Sheriff in his office, the boom mic can be seen at the bottom of the frame, alternately pointing at each actor as they speak. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Jeff Jones: [on the CB radio upon seeing the giant spider] You ever see the movie Jaws? It makes that shark look like a goldfish!
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Alternate Versions

The original UK cinema version was heavily cut for an 'A' (PG) certificate to remove some sexual dialogue and a topless shot, and to edit scenes of gore including victims being eaten, shots of blood, and close-ups of dead bodies. The 2005 Stax DVD release was uncut and upgraded to a 15. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: Blood Harvest (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Nerve Centre
(uncredited)
Music by Derrick Mason
KPM Music Ltd
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All Spiders Great and Small
15 December 1998 | by GislefSee all my reviews

Filmed on the kinda budget that Ed Wood might have envied (but not too much), half of this film is devoted to the mini-Spider Invasion, and there are a few mildly chilling moments. Why they're coming out of a black hole is anybody's guess, but no doubt it made sense to someone at the time. But then the giant spiders/badly-disguised cars start pouring forth, and you find yourself not-so-inexplicably cheering for them to chow down on the bunch of Wisconsin "rednecks" that infest this film more thoroughly and foully than the poor aggrieved spiders. Only for those with a strong stomach. Not for spiders, but for poorly sketched one-dimensional characters.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$293,053

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$293,053
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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