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Earth Vs. The Spider (1958)
Horror Movies & Sci-Fi Movies Database
06.08.09

Earth Vs. The Spider (1958) Out with her friend Mike Simpson looking for her father who had not returned home the previous night, Carol Flynn finds his abandoned pickup truck. They decide to search nearby caves thinking the man may have sought shelter there. Inside however, they find a giant spider web and soon come face to face with the giant creature itself. With the help of their high school chemistry teacher, Art Klingman, they convince the police to search the caves. They spray DDT forcing the spider out of its lair and thinking it's dead, transport it to the local High School. Re-animated, the creature is soon wreaking havoc in the community. Learning that the creature has returned to its cave, the police decide to blow-up the entrance not realizing that Carol and Mike are also inside looking for the birthday gift Carol's father bought for her.

Movie Tagline:
It Must Eat You to Live!

Also Known As:
The Spider

Title: Earth Vs. The Spider
Release Date: September , 1958
Runtime: 73 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Black and White
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 3.2
Buried.com Rating: 4.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With E

MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Director(s):
Bert I. Gordon

Cast:
Ed Kemmer ...Professor Art Kingman
June Kenney ...Carol Flynn
Eugene Persson ...Mike Simpson (as Gene Persson)
Gene Roth ...Sheriff Cagle
Hal Torey ...Mr. Simpson
June Jocelyn ...Mrs. Jack Flynn
Mickey Finn ...Sam Haskel, Road Foreman
Sally Fraser ...Mrs. Helen Kingman
Troy Patterson ...Joe
Skip young ...Sam the Bass Player
Howard Wright ...Jake
Bill Giorgio ...Deputy Sheriff Pete Sanders
Hank Patterson ...Hugo the River Falls H.S. Janitor
Jack Kosslyn ...Mr. Fraser, Camera Club Teacher
Bob Garnet ...Springdale Pest Control Man
Shirley Falls ...Switchboard Operator
Bob Tetrick ...Deputy Sheriff Dave
Nancy Kilgas ...Dancer
George Stanley ...Man in Cavern
David Tomack ...Power Line Foreman
Merritt Stone ...Jack Flynn, Carol's Dad
Dick D'Agostin ...Pianist

Producer(s):
Samuel Z. Arkoff
Bert I. Gordon
James H. Nicholson
Henry Schrage

Writer(s):
Laszlo Gorog
George Worthing yates
Bert I. Gordon

Composer(s):
Albert Glasser




More Movie Taglines:
  • It Must Eat You to Live!
  • 50 tons of creeping black horror!
  • Bullets...won't kill it! Flames...can't burn it! Nothing...can stop it!
  • [The Spider] will eat you alive!
Movie Quote(s):
  • Mr. Kingman: If you want to be on the safe side, call the pest control people in Springdale and have 'em send out all the DDT they can find.
  • Mr. Kingman: Well, speaking of spiders - are you sure rifles are just the thing? Insects have a pretty simple nervous system, sherriff. You could plug holes in one all day and never hit a vital spot. If you want to be on the safe side, call the pest control people in Springdale and have 'em send out all the DDT they can find.
  • Sheriff Cagle: [to a deputy after finding a desiccated body in a cave] Uh, you get back to town and make up a coroner's report. Just put down Jack Flynn as the name and the cause of death... uh... Mr. Kingman: It was a spider drained all the liquid out of his body. Sheriff Cagle: [Officiously] Just put down "cause unknown" and let the coroner worry about the rest. That's the trouble with you eggheads - you jump to conclusions! I know what I see and I see a dead man, but, uh, I don't see any spider.
Movie Trivia:
  • This was filmed as "The Spider". Prior to completion, the title was changed to "Earth vs. The Spider" and that was used for the main title on the film itself. When The Fly (1958) became a blockbuster for 20th Century Fox, American International decided to ride on their success by changing the title back to simply "The Spider" on all advertising material. The main title on the film itself was never changed.
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Keywords:
High School, Cave, Night, Ddt, Giant Spider  ...[more]


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