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Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)

PG | | Horror, Sci-Fi | November 1977 (USA)
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In rural Arizona, countless killer tarantulas are migrating through a farm town, killing every living thing in their path. The town's veterinarian will do everything in his power to survive the onslaught.

Director:

John 'Bud' Cardos

Writers:

Richard Robinson (screenplay), Alan Caillou (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Shatner ... Rack Hansen
Tiffany Bolling ... Diane Ashley
Woody Strode ... Walter Colby
Lieux Dressler ... Emma Washburn
David McLean ... Gene Smith
Natasha Ryan ... Linda Hansen
Altovise Davis Altovise Davis ... Birch Colby
Joe Ross Joe Ross ... Vern Johnson
Marcy Lafferty ... Terry Hansen
Adele Malis-Morey Adele Malis-Morey ... Betty Johnson (as Adele Malis)
Roy Engel ... Mayor Connors
Hoke Howell ... Earl Forbes
Bill Coontz ... Clyde (as Bill Foster)
Whitey Hughes ... The Baron
Jay Lawrence Jay Lawrence ... Deputy
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Storyline

Investigating the mysterious deaths of a number of farm animals, vet Rack Hansen discovers that his town lies in the path of hoards of migrating tarantulas. Before he can take action, the streets are overrun by killer spiders, trapping a small group of towns folk in a remote hotel. Written by Ross Horsley <ics6rh@leeds.ac.uk>

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You could be the next Victim! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La invasión de las arañas See more »

Filming Locations:

Camp Verde, Arizona, USA See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Riffed by the guys from MST3K under the Rifftrax name, Michael J Nelson, Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy. See more »

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During the assault on the town, a white Mustang careens into a parked car. During the wide-angle shot, only the driver is visible. But, in the close-up after the crash, a female passenger is seen sitting upright in the passenger side just before she crawls out of the wrecked vehicle. See more »

Quotes

Birch Colby: Are you crazy lady? This is our home, and no damn spiders are gonna run us out!
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Love Poem
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Music by Keith Mansfield
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Mummy, I can't sleep ever again
3 April 1999 | by Hard EdSee all my reviews

Because I am pretty damn well scared of spiders, this film really sh*t me up. The acting and the dialogue are pretty risible, but theres some good effects (for the budget) and there are some genuinely disturbing moments especially when a man goes up in a plane and there are dozens of huge spiders in the cockpit with him, and they crawl all over him, and he can't do anything, and one of them goes on his FACE and he starts to scream and its the most genuinely frightening scream that I have ever heard, and when spiders take over the town and there is panic everywhere. The shock ending is great as well, and pretty revolutionary for the time. This film is a little like Night Of The Living Dead, in that the characters end up boarded up in a farm house, with the enemies swarming outside. And they look out of the window..... Well, I guess you'll just have to watch the movie.


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