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Tarantula (1955, USA) is a Eco-Terror film directed by Jack Arnold.

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Main Details

  • Released in 1955
  • B & W
  • Running Time: 80 Min.
  • Production Co: Universal International Pictures (UI)
  • Distribution Co: Universal Pictures (1955) (USA) (theatrical) | Universal Pictures (1956) (West Germany) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Jack Arnold
  • Written by Robert M. Fresco, Martin Berkeley, Jack Arnold
  • Starring John Agar, Mara Corday, Leo G. Carroll, Nestor Paiva, Ross Elliott
  • Produced by William Alland
  • Original Music by Henry Mancini, Herman Stein
  • Cinematography by George Robinson
  • Film Editing by William Morgan

Plot Summary

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


  • Even Science was stunned!
  • Science-fiction's most terrifying thrill!
  • More terrifying than any horror known to man comes a creeping crawling monster whose towering fury no one can escape!
  • Science's Deadliest Accident
  • Bullets Can't Stop It! Dynamite Can't Kill It!
  • Giant spider strikes! Crawling terror 100 feet high!
  • Monster Spider...crawling terror 100 feet high!
  • Researchers seeking clue! Can anything escape it?
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