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A Video Review of “Tarantula” (1955)

Copyright 2002 Glenn Walker

This sci-fi classic starring Hollywood great John Agar is about what all 1950s sci-fi flicks are about. Cold war scientists’ experiment goes awry and mankind suffers. This time it’s a giant tarantula terrorizing a southwest desert town. What sets this apart from other movies of its kind is its sound. The sound of the spider itself. This is the creepiest spookiest sound I have ever heard. I have no idea if spiders really sound like that but it still gives me chills. When this classic comes on late night TV and that sound starts – the lights come on.