History Film / TheGiantSpiderInvasion

13th Sep '17 12:34:05 PM twingle93
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* MacGuffin: The diamonds found in the geodes that the spiders come out of. Ev and Dan Kester think that the diamonds will make them rich. Cousin Billy says that they aren't worth much; but then again he also shows interest implying that he might have been lying about their true value. In any case, they don't factor into the plot other than having Dan go out and gather more of them to get killed by the mother spider.
29th Dec '16 10:57:58 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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A meteorite crashes in Merrill, Wisconsin, leaving behind an ominous "wormhole" in the impact crater and a bunch of geodes scattered across a really unappealing farmer's property. Between belittling his alcoholic wife Ev, visiting the local prostitute, and [[{{Squick}} threatening to spank his wife's teenage sister]], Dan Kester attempts to sell the extra-dimensional rocks to his equally unappealing cousin Billy, but is miffed when the jeweler informs him that they don't have much value. The farmer is distracted from his monetary woes when it turns out the"geodes" are actually eggs, which hatch to release first a swarm of tarantulas, then badly-made dog-sized spider puppets, and finally the ''[[GratuitousGerman Volkswagenspinne]]''.

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A meteorite crashes in Merrill, Wisconsin, leaving behind an ominous "wormhole" in the impact crater and a bunch of geodes scattered across a really unappealing farmer's property. Between belittling his alcoholic wife Ev, visiting the local prostitute, and [[{{Squick}} threatening to spank his wife's teenage sister]], Dan Kester attempts to sell the extra-dimensional rocks to his equally unappealing cousin Billy, but is miffed when the jeweler informs him that they don't have much value. The farmer is distracted from his monetary woes when it turns out the"geodes" are actually eggs, which hatch to release first a swarm of tarantulas, then badly-made dog-sized spider puppets, and finally the ''[[GratuitousGerman Volkswagenspinne]]''.
Volkswagenspinne]].''



* {{Troll}}: The Sheriff seems to be one. He feigns ignorance on Geiger counters and is fully prepared (with an impish grin on his face) to listen to Dr. Vance explain radiation (and possibly all of physics) til Jenny tells him that the Sheriff is pulling his leg.

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* {{Troll}}: The Sheriff seems to be one. He feigns ignorance on Geiger counters and is fully prepared (with an impish grin on his face) to listen to Dr. Vance explain radiation (and possibly all of physics) til 'til Jenny tells him that the Sheriff is pulling his leg.
29th Dec '16 10:56:38 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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* StealthPun: One of the few jokes in the movie that almost works is actually fairly subtle - Vance asks Langer if "your local sheriff will support us", a gag on the western movie ''Film/SupportYourLocalSheriff''.

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* StealthPun: One of the few jokes in the movie that almost works is actually fairly subtle - Vance subtle--Vance asks Langer if "your local sheriff will support us", us," a gag on the western movie ''Film/SupportYourLocalSheriff''.''Film/SupportYourLocalSheriff.''
29th Dec '16 10:54:15 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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* ObfuscatingStupidity: The Sheriff loves to be a {{Troll}}. He actually gets Dr. Vance to describe what the function of Gieger counters are, listening with false rapt attention. Dr. Langer stops Vance from making a complete fool of himself by stating the Sheriff is aware of what radioactivity is.

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: The Sheriff loves to be a {{Troll}}. He actually gets Dr. Vance to describe what the function of Gieger Geiger counters are, listening with false rapt attention. Dr. Langer stops Vance from making a complete fool of himself by stating the Sheriff is aware of what radioactivity is.
27th Apr '16 5:11:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* IncrediblyLamePun: The sheriff's "joke" after meeting Vance.
-->'''Sheriff:''' Oh, I used to take physics. But now I find that ...prunes do the better job for me. Heh heh!
8th Oct '15 9:00:10 AM AnotherGuy
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-->'''Crow:''' So, you've had a sex change?
12th May '15 10:27:09 AM AnotherGuy
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* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: A black hole in a meteor lets the spiders into our dimension! Our only hope is to bombard it with science! Believe it or not, not only would a black hole probably not be a portal to the spider dimension, it would just kinda compress everything within the local area to a state of you die. And you can't just feed it until it's full. A small black hole ''will'' dissipate after time, however, as micro-black holes do in colliders, unable to sustain itself.

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* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: A black hole in a meteor lets the spiders into our dimension! Our only hope is to bombard it with science! Believe it or not, not only would a black hole probably not be a portal to the spider dimension, it would just kinda compress everything within the local area to a state of you die. And you can't just feed it until it's full. A small black hole ''will'' dissipate after time, however, as micro-black holes do in colliders, unable to sustain itself.[[note]]Had the film gone with a wormhole, it would have been marginally more believable.[[/note]]
16th Mar '15 9:13:04 AM rhunter42dragon
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* SoleSurvivor: [[spoiler:Almost the entire Kester family gets killed (AndThereWasMuchRejoicing) the only Kester who ''doesn't'' die is [[{{Ms.fanservice}} Terry]] (and there was even ''more'' rejoicing), and even then she sits the last third of the movie out due to being put into a coma (no rejoicing there).]]

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* SoleSurvivor: [[spoiler:Almost the entire Kester family gets killed (AndThereWasMuchRejoicing) the only Kester who ''doesn't'' die is [[{{Ms.fanservice}} [[{{Msfanservice}} Terry]] (and there was even ''more'' rejoicing), and even then she sits the last third of the movie out due to being put into a coma (no rejoicing there).]]
16th Mar '15 9:09:40 AM rhunter42dragon
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* SoleSurvivor: [[spoiler:Almost the entire Kester family gets killed (AndThereWasMuchRejoicing) the only Kester who ''doesn't'' die is Terry (and there was even ''more'' rejoicing), and even then she sits the last third of the movie out due to being put into a coma (no rejoicing there).]]

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* SoleSurvivor: [[spoiler:Almost the entire Kester family gets killed (AndThereWasMuchRejoicing) the only Kester who ''doesn't'' die is Terry [[{{Ms.fanservice}} Terry]] (and there was even ''more'' rejoicing), and even then she sits the last third of the movie out due to being put into a coma (no rejoicing there).]]
23rd Feb '15 4:09:23 AM AnotherGuy
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* ActorAllusion: One of [[Series/GilligansIsland Alan Hale's]] first lines as the sheriff is "Hey, [[CatchPhrase little buddy]]!"
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