A Jack Arnold (It Came From Outer Space, Creature from the Black Lagoon) atomic monster classic, Tarantula is a cult extravaganza, featuring an inspired 1950s style of wild and imaginative science fiction horror.
Ambitious Professor Gerald Deemer (Leo G. Carroll, North By Northwest) has developed an astonishing new project: a special growth formula. Testing the formula on his innocent lab tarantula in Arizona he expects nothing more than it to double in size. But when it somehow escapes into the desert , it grows to gargantuan size and threatens to destroy everything and everyone in its path.
Also featuring John Agar (Star in the Dust) and Mara Corday (Man Without a Star) TARANTULA is a cracking example of 50s sci-fi horror paranoia in the glorious tradition of The Blob and THEM!
Director: Jack Arnold
Cast: John Agar, Mara Corday, Leo G. Carroll