30 years after the "Golden Turkey Awards," I'm reviewing as many films described (by anybody)as so-bad-it's-good as possible.
Friday, May 2, 2014
The Giant Spider Invasion (1975)
How bad is it? It's one of the worst giant bug movies, probably THE worst. Should you see it? I give it a marginal yes.
I saw this only once, 35 years ago, so I'm overdue for a new screening and my memory may be off. Starring Steve Brodie, who did a lot of terrible movies and Alan Hale Jr., who I could not separate from his Skipper character on "Gilligan's Island." A hole opens in the ground and spiders of various sizes, some gigantic, come out to terrorize a town. The largest spiders are made from Volkswagen Beetles and it's sometimes very obvious. As I recall, the film drags a bit - I believe I saw it very late at night, which might affect that - but the bugs themselves are funny enough to make it worthwhile.