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The Giant Spider Invasion

Last night was a good night in MST3K viewing for me. I got a couple of buddies over and we watched the very classic “Giant Spider Invasion.” This movie is one of my absolute favorites and is in my must-watch top three. From the very start, you can tell that the crew loved doing this movie. Just based on the fact that it took place in Wisconsin and the riffing crew was based in Minnesota makes all of the jokes that much more special and funny. Me and my buddies are also from the land of 10,000 lakes and hearing them riff about cheeseheads and Packers fans brings a smile to my face even now. Besides, it was a virgin viewing for one of the guys last night and it is certainly a perfect Mystery Science Theater to show to anyone who you want to really get into the show. Of course, he was already a huge fan, but for some reason had never seen this, the most essential of movies.

As for the movie, it features a doughy and aged Alan Hale (of Gilligan’s Island fame… or infamy) as the sheriff in a small, white-trash town that is invaded by a giant spider after a meteor falls to earth. The spider, which is actually a VW Beetle covered by a big sheet, wrecks havoc all over the town until a couple of plucky, tea-loving scientists figure out a way to stop it. The whole movie is campy and horribly acted and shot and its a train wreck. But that’s why we love em. This movie is a must, must see for any MST3K fan, especially those who have lived near or in Wisconsin. Trust me, it feels that much more special to hear jokes about them. Also, the poster below is totally over the top and way more action packed than the actual film. Simply viewing the poster below will make your heart beat faster and you will be become more terrified than anything the movie will throw at you.

Giant Spider Invasion Poster

Giant Spider Invasion Poster

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May 11, 2010 - Posted by | MST3K, TV Shows | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. I jumped on Wikipedia and read the article, but it was a lot like walking through pudding: slow going and afterward I felt kinda dirty.

    Comment by Cindy | May 16, 2010 | Reply


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