Earth vs. the Spider (1958)

Earth vs. the Spider


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Movie Info

A man driving along a lonely back road at night is suddenly startled by what he sees and is promptly killed by something that crashes through his windshield. The next day, in the nearby town, teenagers Carol (June Kenney) and Mike (Gene Persson) decide to go looking for her father, who didn't get home last night. They find his wrecked truck and enter a nearby cave to begin searching for him. They find his blood-covered hat and other signs of human remains. As they go deeper inside, they suddenly … More

Rating: R
Genre: Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: László Görög, George Worthing Yates
In Theaters:
American International Pictures


as Professor Art Kingma...

as Carol Flynn

as Mike Simpson

as Sheriff Cagle

as Mr. Simpson

as Mrs. Flynn

as Mr. Haskel

as Helen Kingman

as Sheriff Sanders

as Mr. Fraser

as Pest Control Man

as Switchboard Operator

as Man in Cavern

as Line Foreman

as Mr. Flynn
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Critic Reviews for Earth vs. the Spider

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

One of those so-bad-it's-good '50s horror/sci-fi "classics."

November 3, 2007

Typically hokey Gordon fun!

February 18, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Full Review… | December 23, 2003

Audience Reviews for Earth vs. the Spider

This film is part of the Samuel Z Arkoff Cult Classic Collection. Not a bad film, I'm sure a good Drive In Crowd draw during 1959. About a small town with a pretty dumb sheriff who is invaded by a Giant Spider. It takes a Science teacher and a small town road crew to do away with this beast. Comical in some parts, It amazes me that this type of film capture my attention as a kid as I would sneak up at night to see chiller theater. One scene during movie was a movie theater shot where posters for puppet people and War of Colossal Beast was shown. All in all as far as science fiction Black & white Movies are concern its worth 4 stars.

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer


I really enjoy these crappy monster flicks with horrible acting and storys.

But HANG ON! The effects aren't too bad flawed YEAH but still anything more awesome then Wood ever pulled off.

Poor acting no doubt made because of the Godzilla craze (MONSTER MOVIES!)

Keiko A. --Samurai--
Keiko Aya

Super Reviewer


Another giant spider? You gotta watch those insects don't you? This movie is pretty cheesy, but it has some cool scenes.

AJ Verser

Super Reviewer

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