Hilariously Bad Low-Budget Monster Flick: The Giant Spider Invasion (1975, USA)
The PFS delights in showing BOTH kinds of movies – really good and the really bad, and this week’s feature is so bad that it’s undeniably wonderful!
The poorly-lit scenes in this movie are almost as dim as the plot itself, as is the incredibly dubious “science” trotted out by the film’s “NASA investigators.”
The Giant Spider itself is CLEARLY made of cheap fabric stretched over an old Volkswagen Beetle that’s turned around backwards, so the brake lights will look like the monster’s red, glowing “eyes.”
The filmmakers were STUNNING in their gall for thinking this movie would scare ANYONE.
Shot in 1975 in Wisconsin for a couple hundred thousand dollars with a cast of C and D-Grade “stars,” such as Alan Hale, Jr. (“Skipper” from TV’s GILLIGAN’S ISLAND) and Barbara Hale (“Della Street” from TV’s PERRY MASON – and the real-life father of “GREATEST AMERICAN HERO” WILLIAM KATT), this Grade Z sci-fi disaster film is filled with HORRIBLE special effects, HORRIBLE acting, a HORRIBLE script and HORRIBLE camerawork. In other words, it’s FANTASTIC!
A black hole somehow “hits” a small town in rural Wisconsin and opens a door to other dimensions. Giant 45-foot tall “space spiders” emerge from it, which have an appetite for human flesh! It’s up to two scientists from NASA to try and save the world.
Here’s the original TV commercial.
$6 admission for ages 15+
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