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Kiss of the Tarantula
Kiss of the Tarantula
Actors: Suzanna Ling, Eric Mason, Herman Wallner, Linda Spatz, Beverly Eddins
Director: Chris Munger
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
PG     2002     1hr 25min

John Bradley operates and lives in a mortuary along with his wife, Martha, and daughter, Susan, who collects tarantula spiders and has always been ostracized by her friends because... well she's a little bit strange. In...  more »


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Actors: Suzanna Ling, Eric Mason, Herman Wallner, Linda Spatz, Beverly Eddins
Director: Chris Munger
Creators: Henning Schellerup, Warren Hamilton Jr., Curt Drady, Daniel Cady, John H. Burrows, Daniel B. Cady
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 06/25/2002
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 25min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 8
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Totally cheesy but...
8 Redlegs | San Antonio, TX | 01/04/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I liked it. Fun to watch what kind of tarntulas they used in the movie and all the misinformation about tarantulas being bandied about. Cheesy plot, bad acting; Elvira could have fun with this one."
Kiss of the Tarantula
Carl Manes | 04/02/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Anyone with a fear of spiders would be ill-advised to watch this film! KISS OF THE TARANTULA follows a young girl that becomes traumatized after her mother dies from fright when Susan slips a tarantula in her bed to scare her. As a teen, she becomes obsessed with the creatures, exacting revenge on her tormentors with the help of her furry friends. This eight-legged take on WILLARD has some enjoyable moments (mostly in its over the top performances and creepy use of real tarantulas), but it wreaks of the cheap drive-in circuit from which it was spawned. The simple revenge plot rarely breaks the surface, relying more on the bloody deaths than the strengths of its characters to carry the film. What is worse is that the run time is padded with unnecessarily long stalk and chase sequences and an awkward subplot involving Susan's incestuous uncle that only serve as empty filler. KINGDOM OF THE SPIDERS would debut the year following, offering a much larger and more entertaining spider invasion than can be found in the minimized suspense and action of this film. Spider fans will still find enough chills as they watch Susan's pets inch up their victims legs, but most other moviegoers will find the film severely lacking.

-Carl Manes
I Like Horror Movies"