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Tarantula (1955) was a Horror - Science Fiction Film directed by Jack Arnold and produced by William Alland.

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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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Stephanie 'Steve' Clayton: What does it look like?
Dr. Matt Hastings: Oh, like something from another life scienc... quiet, yet strangely evil as if it were hiding its secrets from man.
Stephanie 'Steve' Clayton: You make it sound so creepy.
Dr. Matt Hastings: The unknown always is.


Dr. Matt Hastings: The desert, it gives people wonderful ideas!


Joe Burch: I nearly wet the bed when I heard about Jacobs.


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Prof Deemer predicts that by the year 2000 the human population will be 3.6 billion in fact it was almost double that.
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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