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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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Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

David B. Hoff, who provides the radio voice of the helicopter pilot, was an actual pilot for the Wisconsin Air Guard. See more »

Goofs

As Mr. Kester drives home from Helga's on the night of the revival, one shot shows daylight. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Jenny Langer: [breathless and howling like a banshee] VAAANCE! VANCE!
Dr. J.R. Vance: What happened?
Dr. Jenny Langer: Spiders came out of the briefcase! They're coming from the geodes!
Dr. J.R. Vance: The WHAT?
Dr. Jenny Langer: Gee-ODES!
Dr. J.R. Vance: Gimmie that!
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Alternate Versions

The film was slightly cut for its appearance on Mystery Science Theater 3000 in 1997. The scene where Dan tries to bribe Terry with a diamond and the scene where Terry talks to Billy in the Kesters kitchen was cut. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Best of the Worst: Twister's Revenge (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Maniac Pursuit
(uncredited)
Music by Trevor Duncan
KPM Music Ltd
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What did you expect?
29 July 2005 | by kinojunkieSee all my reviews

Giant Spider Invasion is a low budget monster movie reminiscent of the giant bug invasion pictures of the 50's but it was actually shot in the 70's. It's all very predictable, these giant spider eggs travel to earth on board some meteorites and land in a small Wisconsin town. People start disappearing, cattle are found mutilated and things just aren't quite right. Needless to say, it's up to the local Sheriff, astronomer and out of town NASA specialist to find out and ultimately confront the source of the strange things going on. Of course it's all being caused by these giant spiders that are running amok, devouring everyone in sight. The effects are pretty bad and the acting is very hammy but it's all part of the fun. Amazingly, they actually built full sized giant spiders for this film and although they look terrible, it's wonderful to see these massive creatures roaming the Wisconsin country side wreaking havoc where ever they go. Giant Spider Invasion is good mindless fun that's better than 90% of the horror/sci-fi films being made these days.


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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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