Friday, September 23, 2016

"Earth vs. the Spider" released September 1958

From the brilliant mind of Bert I. Gordon, Earth vs. the Spider (or The Spider) was released September 1958.

A town is terrorized by a gigantic spider that appears from a cave.  The sheriff and others manage to knock it out with DDT, thinking they have killed it.  So they store it in a high school gymnasium for study.  What could go wrong?

The band playing music and  teenagers dancing revive the beast and it runs amok through the town.

Joel and the bots skewered in Mystery Science Theatre 3000.  The best line (or worst pun):  "It's Carol's dad's Caverns!"  Ouch.

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