Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo 46 years old

Terror has 8 legs.

Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo

An airplane carring coffee beans from South America has some unpleasant stowaways: a hoard of tarantulas which overcome the pilots as the airplane is flying over an orange-producing town in California. The airplane crashes, and the unlucky inhabitants of the town release the poisonous spiders into their midst. Once the town's officials discover that the tarantulas are responsible for several deaths, the tarantulas have already descended upon the town's only orange-processing factory. The town's citizens risk their lives to remove the tarantulas from the factory while the poisonous pests are rendered motionless by the transmitted sound of buzzing bees


Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo Cast

Name Character
Bill Erwin He was 63, 96 years old when he died as Mr. Schneider
Howard Hesseman He was 37, now 84 years old as Fred
Pat Hingle He was 53, 84 years old when he died as Doc Hodgins
Bert Remsen He was 52, 74 years old when he died as Mayor Douglas
Sandy McPeak She was 41, 61 years old when she died
Tom Atkins He was 42, now 88 years old as Buddy
Claude Akins He was 51, 67 years old when he died as Bert Springer
Deborah Winters She was 24, now 70 years old as Cindy Beck

Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo Crew

Name Department
Mundell Lowe as Original Music Composer. He was 55 (95) years old when He died Sound
Robert L. Morrison as Cinematography. Crew
Guerdon Trueblood as Writer. He was 44 (now 91) years old Writing
Alan Landsburg as Producer. He was 44 (81) years old when He died Production
Stuart Hagmann as Director. He was 35 (now 81) years old Directing
John Groves as Writer. Writing
Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo poster
Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo (46 years)

Terror has 8 legs.

  • Release day: Wednesday, December 28, 1977
  • Runtime: 100 minutes