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Earth vs. the Spider

Earth vs. the Spider (1958)


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Release Date: Sep 1, 1958 Wide



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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 of River Falls, teenagers Carol Flynn (June Kenney) and Mike Simpson (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. There they find his blood-covered hat and other signs of human remains and,

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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)

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.
August 24, 2011
Bruce Bruce

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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!)
July 19, 2011
Keiko A. --Samurai--
Keiko Aya

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Another giant spider? You gotta watch those insects don't you? This movie is pretty cheesy, but it has some cool scenes.
November 17, 2010

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While searching for her lost dad in a big cavern, Carol (June Kenney) and her friend Mike (Eugene Persson), accidentally find a scientific marvel in the form of a HUGE spider. Little do they know that this spider may soon choose to leave its huge silk web in the dark cavern, and start on a venture to taking over the nearby community of people. If that happens, it will probably take more than gun shots or bug spray to get rid of this terrorizing creature.
"Earth Vs. the Spider" is one of those old classic horror movies (it was made in 1958) that feature an everyday creature that a lot of people are scared of (a spider in this case). It's a black & white film that is interesting, compelling, and real enjoyable. The spider has good special effects for the time, all the actors/actresses in the movie do a convincing job of acting, and everything else about the movie is just like it should be. If you're a fan of caverns or caves, you'll be seeing a lot of footage inside a towering cavern.

If you like the classic spook shows such as the ones in which Godzilla goes up against another creature, or "Creature From The Black Lagoon," I recommend getting "Earth vs. the Spider." You won't regret it. It's just good old basic and classic horror, and it's good. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2002. Good classic that I'd never heard of here.
September 14, 2009

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