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Kiss of the Tarantula (1975)

PG | | Horror | May 1976 (USA)
A disturbed teenage girl unleashes her pet tarantula against her "enemies."


Chris Munger


Warren Hamilton Jr. (screenplay), Daniel Cady (story)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Ernesto Macias ... Walter Bradley (as Eric Mason)
Suzanna Ling Suzanna Ling ... Susan / Daughter
Herman Wallner Herman Wallner ... John / Husband
Patricia Landon Patricia Landon ... Nancy Drury
Beverly Eddins Beverly Eddins ... Martha / Wife
Jay Scott Jay Scott ... Bo Richards (as Jay Scott Neal)
Rebecca Eddins Rebecca Eddins ... Susan / Age 10
Rita French Rita French ... Joan / Susan's friend
W. James Eddins W. James Eddins ... Sgt. Wes Matthews
Jared Davis Jared Davis ... Dr. Morgan
Stratton Leopold Stratton Leopold ... Eric Craig
Mark Smith Mark Smith ... Joe Penny
Mary Tyree Mary Tyree ... Hamilton / Nurse
Ron Prather ... Bob Havens (as Ronald Prather)
William Guhl William Guhl ... Wayne Richards


John Bradley, a mortician lives in a large house with his cold, heartless wife and daughter Susan, where he runs his business . He is unaware that his wife is having an affair with his very own brother and they plot to kill him for life insurance money. His daughter Susan, who has a fascination with tarantulas on the other hand finds out and decides to teach her mother a lesson, which results in her death. Fueled by that incident Susan use her tarantulas to seek vengeance on everyone who is ever wronged her and her father. Written by charmardee-smith

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So silent. So deadly. So final.




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There are four family members that act in this movie. Beverly Eddins (mom) plays the mother, Martha Bradley, W. James Eddins (dad) plays Sgt. Wes Matthews, Rebecca Eddins (daughter) plays Susan Bradley at age 10, Susan Eddins (younger daughter) plays Susan at age 5. See more »


The paramedic does not cover the face of Nancy, the dead girl, with a sheet when they are taking her body away. There is an abrupt cut in the film at this point probably because of this. See more »

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A pretty girl, teen revenge, and plenty of SPIDERS
18 February 2013 | by PeterMitchell-506-564364See all my reviews

A teenage outcast, unleashes her revenge, utilizing her eight legged friends, in this slow moving and forgettable horror, which will leave you waiting some for what little gore there is to happen. I mean how much harm can tarantula's do. To that small minority of people who love spiders and revenge, we should have that small minority of people watch this. Given that said, it's not a badly made flick, where even a "Hot Connections" star shows up as one of Susan's peers, who gets his serve at a drive in. He was falsely coming onto her, then entrapping her as to find out how his friends were killed. Bad mistake as our Susan who slightly resembles Carrie, again unleashes her pets. Another guy gets it in an air duct. Our Susan's got other problems. Her father matter of fact owns a funeral parlor where the wife and the bastard of an uncle are getting it on. Again, enter Susan. The opening always stays with me of Susan smiling the sweetest of smiles (too sweet) to camera. This is used in the last shot too, where Susan herself says "I love happy endings". Okay horror fare, but nothing to write home about.

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Release Date:

May 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tarantula See more »


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$200,000 (estimated)
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Cinema-Vu See more »
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1.85 : 1
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