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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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By 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 window

By 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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Prof. Gerald Deemer: The history of medicine is the history of the unusual;

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

Dr. Matt Hastings: But what if circumstances magnified one of them in size and strength, took it out of its primitive world, and turned it loose in ours?
Prof. Townsend: Then expect something that's fiercer, more cruel and deadly than anything that ever walked on earth!

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The tarantula was an actual live spider. Air jets were used to make it move in the desired way over a miniature landscape.
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.
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