Kingdom of the Spiders
Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)

In Kingdom of the Spiders a swarm of huge tarantulas, enraged by the misuse of pesticides, try to take over their part of the world. Dr. Robert Hansen (William Shatner), a local Arizona veterinarian joins forces with entomologist Diane… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 1977
DVD Release Date: September 16, 2003
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It sneaks up on you like a hungry tarantula with a wicked appetite for people.

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Steve Crum

William Shatner battles spiders, and without a phaser!

John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Shatner dominates ..., but he remains in character and restrains himself from completely overpowering the lesser-known supporting cast.

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Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton
Dread Central

Kingdom of the Spiders plays just as good and just as fun as it always has. This, as far as we're concerned, is the very first MUST HAVE horror DVD package of 2010.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Certainly cheesy, but it does give you the willies.

Sean Axmaker

... a perfectly serviceable (if never quite memorable) little film with... a cast of hundreds of real tarantulas swarming over the screen and, often, the cast members.

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A hammy Shatner battles yucky spiders. Too bad the spiders don't win.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Strictly for Cult film fans, Kingdom of the Spiders is the definition of so bad it's good filmmaking. The film stars William Shatner and focuses on a small… More
Aj V
Shatner plays a horse doctor in a small town where the animals are dying mysteriously. They are being killed by deadly spiders! This horror movie is creepy… More
Phil Hubbs
Probably one of the more well known older creature features that has obviously gone on to inspire further films. To be honest one reason why this is more famous… More
Tim Salmons
Scared the hell out of me, and still does to this day, being an arachnophobe and all. Although hearing the unmistakable music cue for the Spanish Inquisition… More
Randy Tippy
A small desert town, infested with stereotypes, is saved when spiders come to kill them.
Grifty G
this is really a one star film, but when have William Shatner, a hint of Woody Strode, and hundreds of tarantulas, how can you not watch?