Directed by 50’s monster movie master Jack Arnold, a mutated man is found in the middle of the desert. It’s up to John Agar and sheriff Jack Andrews (Nestor Pavia from Creature from the Black Lagoon) to solve the case. Sadly, they discover that Prof. Gerald Deemer, who is also mutating, has involuntarily released a giant growing Tarantula that is ravaging the farms and eating everything in sight. In true 50’s fashion, a pretty girl (Mara Corday) gets in the middle of it, and the military comes in to put a stop to the giant monster. There really isn’t anything negative I can say about this film. It’s a product of it’s time, a cold war nuclear monster movie that’s very entertaining and delivers in all accounts. The effects are still damn good and hold up in our cgi-infested film world. Look out for a young Clint Eastwood (or at least his eyes) in one of his first roles.