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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Rack Hansen
... Diane Ashley
... Walter Colby
... Emma Washburn
... Gene Smith
... Linda Hansen
Altovise Davis ... Birch Colby
Joe Ross ... Vern Johnson
... Terry Hansen
Adele Malis-Morey ... Betty Johnson (as Adele Malis)
... Mayor Connors
... Earl Forbes
... Clyde (as Bill Foster)
... The Baron
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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Horror | Sci-Fi

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November 1977 (USA)  »

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La invasión de las arañas  »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$17,000,000
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1.85 : 1
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William Shatner initially did not want to do the film, but John 'Bud' Cardos personally visited Shatner at his house, and convinced him to take the role. See more »

Goofs

The sheriff tells Shatner at Colby's accident scene that he wants to find a way down to the truck to check on the body without breaking his neck. Yet, the tow truck cable is already wrapped around the vehicle's axle. See more »

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Walter Colby: Well, that would explain Spider Hill...
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Trap Door
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Music by David Lindup
KPM Music Ltd
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Mummy, I can't sleep ever again
3 April 1999 | by See 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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