Movie of the Week: “Earth Vs. The Spider”

“Earth Vs. The Spider” is the first post in a regular series entitled, “Free Movie of the Week.” It’ll just be unusual movies that I think have some sort of coolness to them and that are no longer under copyright.

Grab some popcorn, sit back, relax and enjoy my feature presentation of “Earth Vs. The Spider”!

earth-vs-the-spider-posterEarth Vs. The Spider (1958)

Teenagers from a rural community and their high school science teacher join forces to battle a giant mutant spider.

When a man doesn’t come home one night his daughter and her boyfriend go out searching and encounter a giant spider in a cave near the man’s wrecked car. Coming back with the Sheriff, the spider is seemingly killed by DDT spraying, and the body then hauled for storage in the high school gymnasium. However, a loud dose of rock music by a teenage garage band revives the arachnid and sends it rampaging through the town.

Written by: Jeremy Lunt
Director: Bert I. Gordon
Stars: Ed Kemmer, June Kenney, Eugene Persson