Category CLASSIC B’s

The Spider (1958)


THE SPIDER (1958)


Earth vs the Spider (original title)
1h 13min | Horror, Sci-Fi

1958 USA
Direction: Bert I. Gordon
Writers: László Görög (screenplay), George Worthing Yates (screenplay)
Actors: Ed Kemmer, June Kenney, Eugene Persson

When a man doesn’t come home one night his daughter and her boyfriend go out searching and encounter a giant spider in a cave near the man’s wrecked car. Coming back with the Sheriff, the spider is seemingly killed by DDT spraying, and the body then hauled for storage in the high school gymnasium. However, a loud dose of rock music by a teenage garage band revives the arachnid and sends it rampaging through the town.


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The Deadly Mantis (1957)


THE DEADLY MANTIS (1957)


1h 19min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

1957 USA
Direction: Nathan Juran
Writers: Martin Berkeley (screenplay), William Alland (story)
Actors: Craig Stevens, William Hopper, Alix Talton

The calving of an Arctic iceberg releases a giant praying mantis, trapped in suspended animation since prehistoric times. It first attacks military outposts to eat their occupants, then makes its way to the warmer latitudes of Washington and New York. A paleontologist works together with military units to try to kill it.


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King Dinosaur (1955)


KING DINOSAUR (1955)


1h 3min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

1955 USA
Direction: Bert I. Gordon
Writers: Bert I. Gordon, Al Zimbalist
Actors: William Bryant, Wanda Curtis, Douglas Henderson

A new planet moves into our solar system and four scientists (two couples) are sent to explore Planet Nova. In between romantic interludes, the cast faces an iguana masquerading as a Tyrannosaurus Rex.


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Killers from Space (1954)


KILLERS FROM SPACE (1954)


1h 11min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

1954 USA
Direction: W. Lee Wilder
Writers: William Raynor (screenplay) (as Bill Raynor), Myles Wilder (story)
Actors: Peter Graves, James Seay, Steve Pendleton

Atomic scientist/pilot Doug Martin is missing after his plane crashes on an reconnaissance mission after a nuclear test. Miraculously appearing unhurt at the base later, he is given sodium amethol, but authorities are skeptical of his story that he was captured by aliens determined to conquer the Earth with giant monsters and insects. Martin vows to use existing technology to destroy them.


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