Oh, there are many worse movies that pass through the Mistie mill. I'd put this 1975 color effort about an alien invasion that covers a field with geodes containing diamonds and baby spiders in the "deep drive-in" category: seriously under-funded special effects, but enough going on to hold interest in between swatting skeeters and making passes. The cast contains numerous former TV personalities such as Alan Hale, Barbara Hale and Steve Brodie, not to mention Leslie Parrish of MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE fame as the alcoholic wife of an alcoholic farmer (Robert Easton). In other words, rife for riffing by Mike and the bots, and a better movie for it. Objects of their mockery include disco-era clothing ("Maybe they could rub their Quiana shirts together and make electricity"); Redneck physiology ("His arm looks like it was carved out of lard"); and of course personalizing an attacking spider ("Hey fella, you got any curds and whey?"). The SOL crew WAY overdid the Alan Hale riffs (we already knew he was fat from GILLIGAN'S ISLAND) yet spared Barbara Hale from remarks based on her role as "Della Street," Perry Mason's secretary. Pearl and her minions contributed a nice counterpoint based on the evil pods from INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS. Trivia Note: The biggest spider was actually a disguised VW Beetle, and its red taillights served as the monster's glowing eyes. Good times!
On rainy days, I shut myself up and watch it by myself. The ending is not perfect, but I like it very much. The actors performed very well. The filming technique is breathtaking. This film is very nice. The plot is exciting.