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The Giant Spider Invasion (1975)

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

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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 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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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Invasion of the Giant Spiders See more »

Filming Locations:

Gleason, Wisconsin, USA See more »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Stephen King is a big fan of the film. See more »

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While talking to Billy on the phone late in the movie, the sheriff mispronounces Terry's name as "Jerry." See more »

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Dan Kester: You're so dumb you wouldn't know rabbit turds from Rice Krispies.
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"This movie hates us, doesn't it?"
20 September 2007 | by KristineSee all my reviews

I saw The Giant Spider Invasion on an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000, like most of the users on this IMDb page. You know the funny thing about this movie is that as weird and stupid as it was, it actually told the story. So at least it had that going for it, but the problem is that the story really doesn't get itself across to where everyone could understand it, but mostly I would say that it was the lousy shooting of the movie, not to mention that the acting was just horrible. But I don't know about think it was totally bad for what it was, I mean it was just a typical low budget horror, despite how ridicules that giant spider looked.

Basically in Wisconsin, WOO, GO PACKERS, WOO!, there is a crash from an asteroid. The asteroid contains little rocks that have little spiders in them. The two residents that live right next to where it landed, Ev and Dan, take advantage and try to take the diamonds that are also in the rocks, but it may not be to their liking when the spiders take over the house and the whole town! But don't worry, Dr. Jenny and Dr. J.R. are on the case and are going to save Wisconsin from the giant spider that is attacking young girls in their underwear.

The Giant Spider Invasion is your typical low budget horror that reminds you more of those old 50's movies with the sci-fi action. While this is a bad movie, it's a fun like drive in type of film and has a few silly laughs here and there. Not to mention that it did make for a funny episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. I loved how Jenny's line of screaming the doctor's name at the end turned out and the whole scene of the giant spider attacking the young girl in her undies in her house, that was just classic how fake the puppet was. But please watch the MSTK3 episode, I guarantee you'll have a lot of fun.

2/10


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