Tarantula (1955) was a Horror - Science Fiction Film directed by Jack Arnold and produced by William Alland.
TarantulaBy Barry P. on Apr 18, 2021 From Cinematic Catharsis
(1955) Directed by Jack Arnold; Written by Robert M. Fresco and Martin Berkeley; Story by Jack Arnold and Robert M. Fresco; Starring: John Agar, Mara Corday, Leo G. Carroll, Nestor Paiva and Ross Elliott; Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: ***½ Dr. Matt Hastings (John Agar): “But wh... Read full article
Monsters and Matinees: ‘Tarantula’ – Or why I’m afraid to look out my bedroom windowBy Toni Ruberto on Nov 27, 2019 From Classic Movie Hub Blog
Tarantula – Or why I’m afraid to look out my bedroom window My childhood bedroom had two windows: one by the headboard and one near the other end of the bed. They were great to let a cool breeze in the room, but they also held a darker side where my overactive imagination freely roame... Read full article
Tarantula (1955)By Beatrice on Feb 13, 2016 From Flickers in Time
Tarantula Directed by Jack Arnold Written by Robert M. Fresco and Martin Berkeley; story by Fresco and Arnold 1955/USA Universal International Pictures First viewing/Netflix rental This is a very solid example of the giant mutant animal genre. ?Also may be your only opportunity to see Leo G. Carr... Read full article
Tarantula (1955, Jack Arnold)on Feb 10, 2012 From The Stop Button
Science may make monsters, but the morale of the story–according to Tarantula anyway–is the Air Force will always be there to bomb such monsters back to the Stone Age. The problem with Tarantula is fairly simple… it’s not a movie about a giant tarantula. Oh, it might have roo... Read full article
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Dr. Matt Hastings: I don't know, but we've got to keep our mouths shut until we know.
Dr. Matt Hastings: I may be just a country doctor, but I know what I know.
Joe Burch: I nearly wet the bed when I heard about Jacobs.
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Look for a young Clint Eastwood as the (uncredited) leader of the jet squadron that attacks the tarantula in the film's climax.
The tarantula was an actual live spider. Air jets were used to make it move in the desired way over a miniature landscape.
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