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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

My Amazon Wish List

Here are some random things that have to do with MST3K that are on Amazon, and that I want.

Volume 5: Need this because it contains some great movies. Not only does it have Time Chasers (one of my all time faves and destined to become a classic), it also contains a hidden gem in Boggy Creek II. Apparently, Boggy Creek I was just a little too high brow for The Mads to send up the umbilicus.

Volume 10.2: Simply put, this contains the film Giant Spider Invasion. Go Packers! Woo, Packers won the Super Bowl! Also, Volume 10.2 contains The Giant Gila Monster, whereas Volume 10 contains Godzilla vs. Megalon instead. Just as an FYI for ya’ll.

Lastly, this poster from the movie. MST3K: The Movie poster, would complete my geeky, nerdy life and make me smile whenever I laid mine eyes upon it. If only I could get it signed as well.

February 11, 2010 Posted by | MST3K, TV Shows | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Another one for the newbs

If you are interested in getting someone interested about MST3K, here is another movie that I recommend you let them view, or better yet, view it with them and laugh your ass off as well. Giant Spider Invasion is a combination of cheap horror, Alan Hale Jr., Wisconsin and a giant spider on top of a VW beetle. Throw in an impressively deceptive movie poster and you have yourself a recipe for a really bad movie; but in a good way. Bascially, a meteor falls from the sky and unleashes many spiders in rural Wisconsin. This leads to general disarray and makes the riffing of the film that much better. Of note will be the great Wisconsin and Packer jokes that Mike and the bots throw at the screen. Take a look at the poster below and tell me that you wouldn’t want to watch that thing!

February 2, 2010 Posted by | MST3K, TV Shows | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment