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10 things I learned from Earth vs. the spider AKA: The spider

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1-Be careful of giant flesh eating spiders the next time you are driving along the road alone at night.

2-Just because a guy has a reputation for drinking and running off doesn’t mean he didn’t get done in by a flesh eating spider this time around.

3- Sometimes high school kids look like they are 45.

4-Small town sheriffs don’t believe much of anything until someone dies first.

5-DDT apparently only temporarily paralyzes giant spiders.

6-Rock and roll can awaken a formerly paralyzed spider.

7-Everyone can run fast while fleeing from a giant spider.

8-Giant spiders cast giant shadows.

9-Giant spiders makes sounds like a squeaking door amplified like 30 times.

10-Stalagmites can kill a giant spider if it is first shocked and then fall from a decent height.

There you go. This film was made by Bert I Gordon who made a number of films between the mid 1950’s and late 1970’s mostly about giant creatures. They had low production values and some times terrible effects. That being said this film is actually decent in a B movie sort of way. The plot is unlikely of course, but the action and effects are adequate. It’s not Tarantula, but it’s a worth watching.


Quick get a gigantic shoe to squish that thing!


I’ll never understand modern art.

About markmc2012

I have watched far too many horror and sc-fi shows in my life. Now I feel the need to share this wealth of knowledge and make others suffer.

5 responses to “10 things I learned from Earth vs. the spider AKA: The spider

  1. Sounds great, love these old monster films. I’ve not seen this one, I have a seen Tarantula though, and I liked that. Will have to check out Earth vs the Spider πŸ˜€

  2. Some of the kids at my school looked about 45. A truly ugly bunch

  3. One “kid” looked ten years older than the teacher.

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