|Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo|
|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.|
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.
|Claude Akins||Bert Springer|
|Charles Frank||Joe Harmon|
|Deborah Winters||Cindy Beck|
|Bert Remsen||Mayor Douglas|
|Sandy McPeak||Chief Beasley|
|Pat Hingle||Doc Hodgins|
|Charles Siebert||Rich Finley|
|Penelope Windust||Gloria Beasley|
|Larry Horn||Harry Weed|
|Jerome Guardino||H.L. Williams|
|Jorge Cervera, Jr.||Official|
|Noelle North||Honey Lamb|
|Bill Erwin||Mister Schneider|
|Matthew Labyorteaux||Matthew Beck|
|Pepe Serna||Illegal immigrant|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- 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 was released on home video in VHS format by Alan Landsburg Productions. It was released on DVD by Direct Source Label on July 11th, 2006.
- 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!.
- This is the second horror movie written by Guerdon Trueblood, as well as his second film in the predatory animal subgenre. Guerdon also wrote the scripts to the 1976 horror movie The Savage Bees starring Ben Johnson and Michael Parks.