Tarantula (1955)

More terrifying than any horror known to man comes a creeping crawling monster whose towering fury no one can escape!

  • Genre: Horror, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1955-12-14
  • User Rating: 6.4/10 from 264 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 20min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Jack Arnold
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From 264 Ratings


A rogue scientist 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 female assistant, they discover that something is devouring local cattle and humans in increasingly large quantities.

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  • 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
  • Wag Blesing

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