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The Giant Spider Invasion (1975)

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

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In 1997, the film was relentlessly pilloried in Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988), helping it achieve cult status. See more »

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

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Referenced in Attack of the 50 Foot Monster Mania (1999) See more »

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Nerve Centre
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Music by Derrick Mason
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Invasion of the giant alien spiders
17 November 2005 | by chris_gaskin123See all my reviews

The Giant Spider Invasion was one of the many 1950's type movies (giant bugs, animals etc) that was made in the 70's and I enjoyed this despite reading a lot of bad reviews.

A strange meteor lands in a small town in Wisconsin and a load of strange looking eggs are found by it. Some of the locals take them home with them and spiders and tarantulas start hatching from them. Rather small at first, these creatures grow into giants and to make matters worse, are radioactive. After eating several people including the town's Sheriff, the hole where the meteor landed is blown up and the spiders are killed.

This movie gets going after a fairly slow start and is clearly done on a low budget.

The cast includes Barbara Hale (Perry Mason), Steve Brodie (The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms), Alan Hale Jr. as the Sheriff and Leslie Parrish.

The Giant Spider Invasion is a must for all sci fi and bad movie fans. Fantastic.

Rating: 3 and a half stars out of 5.


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