Friday, February 10, 2012

Kingdom of the Spiders


1977 Horror Science-Fiction Film

Director: John "Bud" Cardos

Writer: Alan Caillou & Richard Robinson

Cinematography: John Arthur Morrill

Running time: 97 minutes

Country: United States

Tagline: A new species of horror is born.

Cast:
William Shatner as Dr. Robert 'Rack' Hansen
Tiffany Bolling as Diane Ashley
Woody Strode as Walter Colby
Lieux Dressler as Emma Washburn
David McLean as Sheriff Gene Smith
Natasha Ryan as Linda Hansen
Altovise Davis as Birch Colby
Joe Ross as Vern Johnson
Marcy Lafferty as Terry Hansen
Adele Malis-Morey as Betty Johnson (as Adele Malis)
Roy Engel as Mayor Connors
Hoke Howell as Earl Forbes
Bill Coontz as Clyde
Whitey Hughes as The Baron
Jay Lawrence as Deputy
Bettie Bolling as Mildred Cobb
Anita Merritt as Waitress (as Juanita Merritt)
Nadia Caillou as Screaming Woman
Valla Rae McDade as Screaming Woman
Jon-Jon as Injured Boy


Plot
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.

Awards: None

Trivia
$50,000 of the movie's budget went towards spiders. The producers offered to pay $10 each for live tarantulas, and handlers collected 5,000 of them. 

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4 stars out of 5 stars

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