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  • Tarantula (1955)

    7.9/10

    R | 1h 20min | Horror, Sci-Fi

    Published Wed., June 06, 2018

  • Tarantula (1955) Release Dates

  • In Theaters: March 04, 2016
  • Blu-ray: May 01, 2016
  • DVD: May 01, 2016

Tarantula (1955) Plot & Synopsis

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Starring Robert Nelson, Sailor Vincent, Clint Eastwood, John Agar, Raymond Bailey

Directed by Jack Arnold

Synopsis: In the Arizona desert, Professor Gerald Deemer is experimenting with growth hormones in the hopes of finding a way to increase the world’s food supply. His partner in the project was recently found dead in the desert, suffering from a disease that normally takes years to advance but, in his case, seems to have afflicted him in only a few days. The local doctor, Matt Hastings, is puzzled by the strange case and, with Deemer’s recently arrived (and very pretty) assistant, Stephanie Clayton, tries to figure out what is going on. When cattle remains are found in the countryside, evidence points to a giant tarantula as the culprit.

Tagline: More terrifying than any horror known to man comes a creeping crawling monster whose towering fury no one can escape!

Synopsis: In the Arizona desert, Professor Gerald Deemer is experimenting with growth hormones in the hopes of finding a way to increase the world's food supply. His partner in the project was recently found dead in the desert, suffering from a disease that normally takes years to advance but, in his case, seems to have afflicted him in only a few days. The local doctor, Matt Hastings, is puzzled by the strange case and, with Deemer's recently arrived (and very pretty) assistant, Stephanie Clayton, tries to figure out what is going on. When cattle remains are found in the countryside, evidence points to a giant tarantula as the culprit.

Tagline: More terrifying than any horror known to man comes a creeping crawling monster whose towering fury no one can escape!

Storyline: A spider escapes from an isolated desert laboratory experimenting in giantism and grows to tremendous size as it wreaks havoc on the local inhabitants.

  • Tarantula (1955) Movie Details

  • Directors: Jack Arnold
  • Writers: Robert M. Fresco, Martin Berkeley, Jack Arnold
  • Cast: Robert Nelson, Sailor Vincent, Clint Eastwood, John Agar, Raymond Bailey, Dee Carroll, Vernon Rich, Nestor Paiva, Bud Wolfe, Robert R. Stephenson, Billy Wayne, Steve Darrell, Hank Patterson, Mara Corday, Bing Russell, Jane Howard, Edgar Dearing, Edwin Rand, Robert Robinson, Bert Holland, Jack Stoney, Wag Blesing, Ross Elliott, Don Dillaway, James Hyland, Jack Hendricks, Leo G. Carroll, Tom London, George DeNormand, Ray Quinn
  • Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi
  • Producers: William Alland
  • Musicians: Herman Stein
  • Cinematographers: George Robinson
  • Editors: William Morgan
  • Runtime: 80 min / 1h 20min
  • Year: 1955
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Oscars: 0
  • Awards: 0
  • Nominations: 0
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