Earth vs. The Spider is pretty much your standard 1950’s Sci-Fi / Horror film, where an insect has grown to enormous size and is threatening a small town of sub-par actors. There’s no new ground broken, and nothing to really distinguish it from the dozens of other ‘big insect’ films that were prevalent around this time; nothing, that is, except the damn spider.
Now, some people are terrified of spiders, but I’ve never been. I can watch a spider crawl across a table, or climb a wall, and it won’t bother me in the least. But for some reason, watching that big, hairy spider in Earth vs. The Spider got to me, and the thought of one of these things walking around really gave me the creeps.