We make no bones about it … the original Kingdom of the Spiders is a big-time favorite here around the Dread Central offices. The flick was badass, starred William Shatner, and was home to one of the best endings we’ve ever seen in a horror film.
At this year’s AFM we reported to you that a 3D (of course) remake was on the way from Stealth Media Group that will focus on … you guessed it … a town that is besieged by deadly spiders.
Nuala Barton and Rene Sheridan are producing the update of the 1977 cult classic. Producers Barton and Sheridan commented: “We are delighted to be working with Stealth Media’s Jason Piette, Sean O’Kelly and Michael Cowan to bring this cult classic back to larger than life, in 3D.”
The original’s film synopsis is as follows: William Shatner stars as veterinarian “Rack” Hansen in this cult film about an Arizona town infested with a horde of arachnids that turn on the humans whose insecticides have depleted their natural food supply. After livestock belonging to Rack’s friend, rancher Walter Colby (Woody Strode), fall victim to a spider attack, entomologist Diane Ashley (Tiffany Bolling) arrives and tries to help Rack deal with the crisis — but with the big county fair fast approaching, Mayor Connors (Roy Engel) refuses to let them quarantine Colby’s ranch. Soon the remaining residents of the town must barricade themselves at the lodge of Emma Washburn (Lieux Dressler) in an effort to save themselves from the eight-legged invaders in the ultimate man versus spider showdown.
Check out the first look at the teaser poster below courtesy of Monster Island News.
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