“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds."
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.