The central plot of the film revolves around the titular spider invasion, which occurs when what appears to be a meteorite crashes down in rural Wisconsin, and spawns spiders of varying sizes. Subplots include Dan Kester and his love/hate relationship with his wife Ev, Dan's adulterous affair with local barmaid Helga, Dave Perkins' attempts to make out with Ev's underaged sister Terry, a fundamentalist preacher leading a revival meeting, and Drs. Vance and Langer becoming romantically involved. The townspeople eventually panic when confronted with the spider. The invasion is deduced to be the result of some sort of interdimensional gateway, and is ultimately thwarted when Drs. Vance and Langer manage to close off the gateway, draining the spiders of their energy and causing them to melt into puddles of sludge.

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The Giant Spider Invasion (1975)

Horror/Science-Fiction · 1h 24m · 10/16/1975

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The central plot of the film revolves around the titular spider invasion, which occurs when what appears to be a meteorite crashes down in rural Wisconsin, and spawns spiders of varying sizes. Subplots include Dan Kester and his love/hate relationship with his wife Ev, Dan's adulterous affair with local barmaid Helga, Dave Perkins' attempts to make out with Ev's underaged sister Terry, a fundamentalist preacher leading a revival meeting, and Drs. Vance and Langer becoming romantically involved. The townspeople eventually panic when confronted with the spider. The invasion is deduced to be the result of some sort of interdimensional gateway, and is ultimately thwarted when Drs. Vance and Langer manage to close off the gateway, draining the spiders of their energy and causing them to melt into puddles of sludge.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

Cinema Group 75, Transcentury Productions

Budget

$300,000

Revenue

$293,053
Cast
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Bill Williams

Dutch
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Robert Easton

Kester
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Barbara Hale

Dr. Jenny Langer
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Steve Brodie

Dr. Vance
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Joel Thingvall

Gas Pump Kid (uncredited)
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David B. Hoff

Helicopter Pilot (voice)
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William W. Gillett Jr.

Rider
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Christiane Schmidtmer

Helga (as Christiana Schmidtmer)
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J. Stewart Taylor

Deputy
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Paul Bentzen

Billy
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Tain Bodkin

Preacher
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Diane Lee Hart

Terry (as Dianne Lee Hart)
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Kevin Brodie

Perkins
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Leslie Parrish

Ev
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Alan Hale Jr.

Sheriff (as Alan Hale)
Crew
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Robert Easton

Writer
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Richard L. Huff

Writer
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Bill Rebane

Director
Disc Releases
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Giant Spider Invasion

(DVD)

6/1/2004

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Giant Spider Invasion

(DVD)

4/23/2002

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The Giant Spider Invasion

(DVD)

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The Giant Spider Invasion

(4K Ultra HD)

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The Giant Spider Invasion

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (Std.))

2/17/2020

Disc Title Front Cover

The Giant Spider Invasion

(Blu-ray)

2/2/2016

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