History Film / Tarantula

25th Oct '14 4:12:54 PM fcolli8889
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* SpidersAreScary: Especially the 100 foot high ones. But this one was scary enough when only the size of the aforementioned large dog.
30th Jan '14 2:25:28 AM m8e
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Among other things, the film is notable for the appearance of a 25-year-old ClintEastwood in an uncredited role as a fighter pilot at the end of the film.

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Among other things, the film is notable for the appearance of a 25-year-old ClintEastwood Creator/ClintEastwood in an uncredited role as a fighter pilot at the end of the film.
17th Nov '13 11:04:34 AM kjnoren
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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
27th Jul '13 11:36:47 AM erforce
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-->"''Leo G. Carroll was over a barrel\\
When Tarantula ran for the hills''"
-->--'''"Science Fiction Double Feature"''', ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''

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-->"''Leo ->"''Leo G. Carroll was over a barrel\\
When Tarantula ran for the hills''"
-->--'''"Science -->-- '''"Science Fiction Double Feature"''', ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''
27th Jul '13 11:16:46 AM JIKTV
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-->"''Leo G. Carroll was over a barrel\\
When Tarantula ran for the hills''"
-->--'''"Science Fiction Double Feature"''', ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''
19th Apr '13 5:35:30 PM Dingbot
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Mr. Mad Scientist was giving an injection to a monkey when he was attacked by a human guinea pig. The monkey got away. In what shadows does it lurk now?
24th Mar '13 11:50:11 AM Dingbot
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Mr. Mad Scientist was giving an injection to a monkey when he's attacked by a human guinea pig. It got away. In what shadows does it lurk now?

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Mr. Mad Scientist was giving an injection to a monkey when he's he was attacked by a human guinea pig. It The monkey got away. In what shadows does it lurk now?
24th Mar '13 11:48:42 AM Dingbot
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Near a small Arizonan town, Professor Gerald Deemer (Leo G. Carroll), suspecting burgeoning global food shortage problems due to an increasing world population, has been attempting to develop a serum which people can feed off exclusively. Alas, when trying it on rats, rabbits and a tarantula, all it does is cause them to grow to enormous proportions, and when humans take it, it causes them to develop acromegaly, go mad, and die. Deemer's two lab assisstants take the serum when he is gone one day, causing one to die, and the other to go mad and attack Deemer, injecting him with the serum himself. During their fight, the cage of the tarantula, which is already about the size of a bear, is shattered, and it escapes into the desert. Shortly afterwards, local doctor Matt Hastings (John Agar) brings in Deemer's new assisstant Stephanie "Steve" Clayton (BMovie scream queen Mara Corday). As Deemer's condition deterioriates due to the serum, Hastings romances Clayton. But then the livestock of local farmers start turning up dead. The escaped tarantula, sure enough, has grown to even bigger proportions; now those of a large building. It is now up to Deemer, Hastings, Clayton and the local sheriff to stop it.

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Near a small Arizonan town, Professor Gerald Deemer (Leo G. Carroll), suspecting burgeoning global food shortage problems due to an increasing world population, has been attempting to develop a serum which people can feed off exclusively. Alas, when trying it on rats, rabbits and a tarantula, all it does is cause them to grow to enormous proportions, and when humans take it, it causes them to develop acromegaly, go mad, and die. Deemer's two lab assisstants assistants take the serum when he is gone one day, causing one to die, and the other to go mad and attack Deemer, injecting him with the serum himself. During their fight, the cage of the tarantula, which is already about the size of a bear, large dog, is shattered, and it escapes into the desert. Shortly afterwards, local doctor Matt Hastings (John Agar) brings in Deemer's new assisstant assistant Stephanie "Steve" Clayton (BMovie scream queen Mara Corday). As Deemer's condition deterioriates deteriorates due to the serum, Hastings romances Clayton. But then the livestock of local farmers start turning up dead. The escaped tarantula, sure enough, has grown to even bigger proportions; now those of a large building. It is now up to Deemer, Hastings, Clayton and the local sheriff to stop it.



* MadScientist: Deemer. He's nice enough, but making a serum to make animals grow to huge sizes is definatly [[WeirdScience Mad Science]].

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* MadScientist: Deemer. He's nice enough, but making a serum to make animals grow to huge sizes is definatly definitely [[WeirdScience Mad Science]].



* ProfessorGuineaPig: [[spoiler: Revealed to be the fate of Deemer's fellow researchers, who tested the growth nutriant on themselves despite failed animal testings]].

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* ProfessorGuineaPig: [[spoiler: Revealed to be the fate of Deemer's fellow researchers, who tested the growth nutriant nutrient on themselves despite failed animal testings]].



* TouchOfTheMonster: Of the '''Rape of the Sabine Woman''' variety, see above.

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* TouchOfTheMonster: Of the '''Rape of the Sabine Woman''' Women''' variety, see above.


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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Mr. Mad Scientist was giving an injection to a monkey when he's attacked by a human guinea pig. It got away. In what shadows does it lurk now?
25th Nov '12 10:36:47 AM erforce
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The film is honestly one of the better 1950s [[BMovie B]] giant monster movies. While it could potentially have been a {{narm}}-fest characterized by a cheap stop-motion puppet, like ''TheGiantClaw'', instead the special effects, though dated today, were actually pretty fair for their day.

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The film is honestly one of the better 1950s [[BMovie B]] giant monster movies. While it could potentially have been a {{narm}}-fest characterized by a cheap stop-motion puppet, like ''TheGiantClaw'', ''Film/TheGiantClaw'', instead the special effects, though dated today, were actually pretty fair for their day.
9th Nov '12 3:03:08 PM SayaAensland
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Near a small Arizonan town, Professor Gerald Deemer (Leo G. Carroll), suspecting burgeoning global fooD shortage problems due to an increasing world population, has been attempting to develop a serum which people can feed off exclusively. Alas, when trying it on rats, rabbits and a tarantula, all it does is cause them to grow to enormous proportions, and when humans take it, it causes them to develop acromegaly, go mad, and die. Deemer's two lab assisstants take the serum when he is gone one day, causing one to die, and the other to go mad and attack Deemer, injecting him with the serum himself. During their fight, the cage of the tarantula, which is already about the size of a bear, is shattered, and it escapes into the desert. Shortly afterwards, local doctor Matt Hastings (John Agar) brings in Deemer's new assisstant Stephanie "Steve" Clayton (BMovie scream queen Mara Corday). As Deemer's condition deterioriates due to the serum, Hastings romances Clayton. But then the livestock of local farmers start turning up dead. The escaped tarantula, sure enough, has grown to even bigger proportions; now those of a large building. It is now up to Deemer, Hastings, Clayton and the local sheriff to stop it.

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Near a small Arizonan town, Professor Gerald Deemer (Leo G. Carroll), suspecting burgeoning global fooD food shortage problems due to an increasing world population, has been attempting to develop a serum which people can feed off exclusively. Alas, when trying it on rats, rabbits and a tarantula, all it does is cause them to grow to enormous proportions, and when humans take it, it causes them to develop acromegaly, go mad, and die. Deemer's two lab assisstants take the serum when he is gone one day, causing one to die, and the other to go mad and attack Deemer, injecting him with the serum himself. During their fight, the cage of the tarantula, which is already about the size of a bear, is shattered, and it escapes into the desert. Shortly afterwards, local doctor Matt Hastings (John Agar) brings in Deemer's new assisstant Stephanie "Steve" Clayton (BMovie scream queen Mara Corday). As Deemer's condition deterioriates due to the serum, Hastings romances Clayton. But then the livestock of local farmers start turning up dead. The escaped tarantula, sure enough, has grown to even bigger proportions; now those of a large building. It is now up to Deemer, Hastings, Clayton and the local sheriff to stop it.
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