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Kingdom of the Spiders (1977) William Shatner Horror Film
MrsMovieLovesMovies ^ | Oct 14, 2012 | youtube

Posted on 05/24/2014 11:31:03 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

Investigating the mysterious deaths of a number of farm animals, vet Rack Hansen discovers that his town lies in the path of hoards of migrating tarantulas. Before he can take action, the streets are overrun by killer spiders, trapping a small group of towns folk in a remote hotel.

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1 posted on 05/24/2014 11:31:03 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Which network?


2 posted on 05/24/2014 11:33:20 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker

looks like the entire movie is at link. May have been shot as a one hour TV pilot.


3 posted on 05/24/2014 11:35:59 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

My brother, sister and brother in law were extras running around in this movie. I got a William Shatner autograph out of it. LOL!


4 posted on 05/24/2014 11:36:45 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I saw that movie years ago. A very typical B movie of the era.

Not bad but not really good either.


5 posted on 05/24/2014 11:38:41 AM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
May have been shot as a one hour TV pilot.

The ending is missing. Unless the ending is supposed to be Shat's beautiful girlfriend getting him a beer and opening it for him. That works for me.
6 posted on 05/24/2014 11:40:32 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: yarddog

$500k budget, $17 million gross, and a 5.9 rating on IMDB. Not bad. I wonder if Shatner got a percentage.


7 posted on 05/24/2014 11:47:10 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I remember watching this movie back in the day. Forgot whether in the theater or on TV, but it creeped me out at the time (yes, I have at least a mild case of arachnophobia).

Apparently real live tarantulas were used in the film, thousands of them, and they had to re-shoot some scenes because actors kept getting freaked out by all the spiders around them.

Would have been a great movie for the MST3K crew to riff on!

8 posted on 05/24/2014 11:53:12 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Berlin_Freeper

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXdBBDg57Pg

Helluva rug Shatner is sporting.


9 posted on 05/24/2014 11:58:58 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: headstamp 2

Classic post-Star Trek Shat.
Loved “The Devil’s Rain”, too!!!


10 posted on 05/24/2014 12:04:36 PM PDT by Radagast the Fool (At my signal, UNLEASH PALIN!!)
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To: headstamp 2

Thanks for the link, headstamp 2!!
Been a long time since I saw this movie!!
I forgot the great Woody Strode is in this, and Marcy Lafferty was The Shat’s wife at the time.


11 posted on 05/24/2014 12:07:53 PM PDT by Radagast the Fool (At my signal, UNLEASH PALIN!!)
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To: Radagast the Fool

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woody_Strode

Great actor and a good man.


12 posted on 05/24/2014 12:26:29 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

This was filmed in Camp Verde, Arizona. The buildings were all covered with painted-on tarantulas and as kids we even had some plastic ones that were left over from the filming. Very good for scaring people with!


13 posted on 05/24/2014 12:29:46 PM PDT by Tenlein
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To: yarddog

The man was out acted by an arachnid.


14 posted on 05/24/2014 12:58:43 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: SamAdams76

http://www.rifftrax.com/vod/kingdom-spiders


15 posted on 05/24/2014 1:09:52 PM PDT by TheBigB (Al Sharpton would scream racism at a bowl of Cheerios.)
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To: longfellow

Photo still from movie
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-p-jSqaWoQ5c/UkZQZCukmsI/AAAAAAAACWs/QcJoq3N3_fU/s1600/kingdom-of-the-spiders1.JPG


16 posted on 05/24/2014 1:11:25 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: minnesota_bound

The one on the back leg...I have seen his work before. Still better than Shatner.


17 posted on 05/24/2014 1:16:49 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: yarddog

I didn’t make it through the song at the opening credits... I will try later... perhaps this is my next “Killdozer” type afternoon.


18 posted on 05/24/2014 1:52:18 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Dr. Sivana
Holy moley that chick is smokin'. Good to see Shatner in a film with horses, as he had always been an avid horseman. Full film at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXdBBDg57Pg

19 posted on 05/24/2014 2:05:49 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala
Hahahah! I just got to this part:

               THE END

20 posted on 05/24/2014 3:02:10 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Lurker

I loved that movie. :-)


21 posted on 05/24/2014 3:46:39 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Filmed up in Fillmore and Piru, in Ventura County, California.


22 posted on 05/24/2014 5:54:06 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: SamAdams76

MST3K riffed on “Giant Spider Invasion.”


23 posted on 05/24/2014 6:00:41 PM PDT by Overtaxed
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To: Berlin_Freeper

One of my favorite endings ever.


24 posted on 05/24/2014 6:01:48 PM PDT by discostu (Seriously, do we no longer do "phrasing"?!)
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