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1955 | B&W | 80 Minutes | 1:37:1 | NR | Horror | Mono | Universal Pictures


Director: 
Jack Arnold

Writers:
Robert M. Fresco 


Stars: 
John Agar
Mara Corday 
Leo G. Carroll

In the Arizona desert, Professor Gerald Deemer is experimenting with growth hormones in the hopes of finding a way to increase the world's food supply. His partner in the project was recently found dead in the desert, suffering from a disease that normally takes years to advance but in his case seems to have afflicted him in only a few days. The local doctor, Matt Hastings, is puzzled by the strange case and with Deemer's recently arrived - and very pretty - assistant Stephanie Clayton tries to figure out what is going on. When cattle remains are found in the countryside, the evidence points to a giant tarantula as the culprit.

For the tarantula an actual live spider was used. Blast's from air jets were used to make it move in the desired way over a miniature landscape. In the movie Prof Deemer predicts that by the year 2000 the human population will be 3.6 billion in fact it was almost double that. And of course keep your eyes posted for the young Clint Eastwood making his film debut. 

No Credit Clint Eastwood.

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  1. I'm looking forward to this, since it's a new one for me! John Agar seems to have a way of showing up in a lot of Svengoolie movies...

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    1. You know Justine your on to something. When I was writing this up I said to my self oh I like John Agar but could not figure out why? Lol enjoy this tonight its a fun little bug movie.

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  2. Yeah ...I often tell people of Clint Eastwood ( "hero" of the Story as well) .
    Not a lot of people know that... Hope tat you and yours are well this Holiday Season... I finally got around to accepting the "Liebster Award"....Sorry it has taken Sooo Looong. dear Sir... But the answers to your "11 Questions" was posted today at the "Crypt"...The one about my first Car...was a bit "rough" on us... Have a Great Weekend ....from the Doctor

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