Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo
Tarantulas - The Deadly Cargo (1977)
Title: Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo
Directed by: Stuart Hagmann
Written by: John Groves; Guerdon Trueblood
Produced by: Paul Freeman; Alan Landsburg
Music by: Mundell Lowe
Cinematography: Robert L. Morrison
Edited by: Corky Ehlers
Distributed by: Alan Landsburg Productions
Columbia Broadcasting System
Released: December 28th, 1977
Running time: 100 min.
Country: USA
Language: English

Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo is an American horror film of the predatory animal subgenre. It was a made-for-TV movie directed by Stuart Hagmann and written by John Groves and Guerdon Trueblood. It was produced by Alan Landsburg Productions and premiered on CBS on December 28th, 1977. The film stars Claude Akins, Charles Frank, Deborah Winters, Bert Remsen, Sandy McPeak, Pat Hingle, Tom Atkins and Howard Hesseman.

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  • Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards in 1978. It was nominated in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Film Sound Editing for a Special and Outstanding Achievement in Film Sound Mixing. For the Sound Editing category, the winner was The Amazing Howard Hughes. For the Sound Mixing category, the winner was Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy.
  • Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo is the only horror film directed by Stuart Hagmann. He is also known for directing the 1970 drama film The Strawberry Statement and the 1973 TV movie She Lives! as well as episodes of Mannix and Mission: Impossible.
  • This is the first horror film written by John Groves. He is also known for writing episodes of the 1970s medical drama Emergency!.

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