Sunday, October 10, 2010

#65. Earth vs. The Spider (1958)

DVD Synopsis: A giant spider goes on a rampage through a small town. Can anyone stop it before it takes over the world?

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.



Cyberschizoid said...

I watched this one on tv years and years ago - it was cheesy fun!!! :-)

Dave Becker said...

@Cyberschizoid: Thanks for stopping by, and for the comment!

"Cheesy Fun" is the perfect way to describe this film. There's no real meat on the bones here, but it is a good time.

Barl3y said...

I think I watched this as a little boy, not sure. At one point does the spider attack a ferris wheel?

It rocked my tiny mind, then my uncles put Evil Speak on right after it.... (They were VERY irresponsible)

Dave B. said...

Barl3y: I don't remember a scene with a ferris wheel in this movie, but whatever film you're talking about, I want to see it! :)

Thanks for stopping by, and for the comment!