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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

Butchered beef and real cow body parts were obtained from slaughter houses to be used as the "remains" of the Kester cattle. Flies can be seen swarming the meat in the film. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Dan Kester: You're so dumb you wouldn't know rabbit turds from Rice Krispies.
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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 Attack of the 50 Foot Monster Mania (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Scorched Earth
(uncredited)
Music by Trevor Duncan
KPM Music Ltd
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A multi-faceted gem of 70's B-Horror!
21 October 2004 | by darth_paul-1See all my reviews

The Giant Spider Invasion is a superb piece of 1970's B-Horror. Of course, by today's synthetic, digitally enhanced, multi-billion dollar, pseudo-artistic, technologically dependent standards it is a poor film, but remember that 'Spider Invasion' only cost $250,000 to produce.

It is full of small, creepy spiders, developing into mega-bohemoth spiders and laying waste to anything that gets in their way!

Oh sure you can label it cheesy! You can label it hokey! Label it sub-par! B ut isn't that why people watch B-horror? And is not 70's B-horror the true pinnacle of the genre? And did not Mystery Science Theater think it a worthy piece to cover on their show? Me thinks in the affirmative on both questions!

This movie is a worthy effort...dealing with such diverse topics as Alien Invasion, to greed & evil in the social context...to even what Camus referred to as the Existential Dilemma (or something like that)...oh you can find almost anything in any piece of art, but my point is that this is a good movie! It's cheesy, but good; and when I saw it at the age of 6, I thought it was very horrifying!

I still...to this day...cannot drink tomato juice...Thank-you Giant Spider Invasion!


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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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