Thursday, March 16, 2017

A Quick Look: KINGDOM OF THE SPIDERS (1977 - color)

   KINGDOM OF THE SPIDERS was one of a handful of killer tarantula movies produced in the 70's, and is by far the best of the bunch. William Shatner is a country vet who comes across a mystery. It seems the spiders, particularly tarantulas, have converged on the southwest in atypical cooperation. What's more, with their food sources depleted by insecticides, the spiders have declared war on larger animals -and human beings! One of the best genre movies of the 70's, KINGDOM OF THE SPIDERS starts small and builds to fever pitch, climaxing with a full assault on the normally quiet town of Verde Valley. Those looking for a good ecological horror movie will be well served to go with this one. Those interested in a good science fiction movie in general, as well as a solid suspenser, will not go home disappointed either!

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