Tarantula Solarmovie

Tarantula (1955)

HorrorScience FictionThriller

A lone-wolf scientist sequestered in a mansion near a small desert town arouses the suspicion of the town's doctor when his lab assistant is found dead from a case of acromegaly which took only four days to develop. As the doctor investigates, aided by the scientist's new, and very female, assistant, they discover that, far worse, something much larger and hungrier than it ever should be, is devouring local cattle - and humans - in increasingly large quantities.

Tarantula Solarmovie
Solarmovie Score: 6.3/10 from 148 votes
Release Date: 1955-12-14
Status: Released
Run time: 80 min / 1:20
Production Studio : Universal International Pictures
Production Country: United States of America


John Agar
as Dr. Matt Hastings
Mara Corday
as Stephanie 'Steve' Clayton
Leo G. Carroll
as Prof. Gerald Deemer
Nestor Paiva
as Sheriff Jack Andrews
Ross Elliott
as Joe Burch
Hank Patterson
as Josh
Eddie Parker
as Paul Lund / Eric Jacobs / Airport Workman
Bert Holland
as Barney Russell
Raymond Bailey
as Dr. Townsend
Steve Darrell
as Andy Andersen
Edwin Rand
as Lt. John Nolan
Clint Eastwood
as Jet Pilot


Production William Alland Producer
Art Alexander Golitzen Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Bud Westmore Makeup Artist
Camera George Robinson Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Joan St. Oegger Hairstylist
Directing Jack Arnold Director
Writing Robert M. Fresco Screenplay
Writing Martin Berkeley Screenplay
Sound Herman Stein Original Music Composer
Editing William Morgan Editor
Sound Joseph Gershenson Music Supervisor
Art Alfred Sweeney Art Direction