SPIDER, Giant

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Giant Spider '39

Species: Unclassified Araneae; Type: Supernatural
Leg Span: 50 ft (15 m, est); Weight: 30 tons (est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs, web spinner, wall crawler
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Average; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: None
Film: Vasilisa the Beautiful (Василиса Прекрасная, 1939)
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Description: Somewhere in Russia lives this fantastic Giant Spider. He is a collector of magic swords through some doubtlessly frightening wheeling and dealing; should you solve his riddle, a sword could be yours! Should you fail? A Spider's gotta eat.
Review:
Wild Realm Reviews

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Giant Spider '40

Species: Unclassified Araneae; Type: Natural
Leg Span: 50 ft (15 m, est); Weight: 30 tons (est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs, web spinner, wall crawler
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
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Description: This web-weaving Giant Spider was unsuccessful in her bid to make a meal of the wily thief from Bagdad, but you would likely not be so lucky.
Review:
1,000 Misspent Hours
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Giant Spider '43

Species: Unclassified Araneae; Type: Natural
Leg Span: 20 ft (6 m, est); Weight: 2 tons (est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs, wall crawler, subterranean
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Tarzan's Desert Mystery (1943)
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Description: This patriotic Giant Spider did her part for the Allied war effort by eating a trussed-up screaming Nazi. No medal was awarded.
Review:
The Spinning Image
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Lunar Tarantula

Species: Unclassified Araneae; Type: Alien
Leg Span: 10 ft (3 m, est); Weight: 500 lb (227 kg, est)
Abilities: Venomous fangs, wall crawler
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Cat-Women of the Moon (1953)
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Description: This gracious and well-mannered Giant Tarantula did her very best to greet human visitors to the moon, but they rewarded her in typical American fashion with a violent assault.
Review:
Million Monkey Theater
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Giant Tarantula '54

Species: Unclassified Araneae; Type: Mutant
Leg Span: 10 ft (3 m, est); Weight: 500 lb (227 kg, est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs, leaper, wall crawler
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Astron Deltans; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Killers from Space (1954)
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Description: One of the many super-sized creatures bred with radioactivity by the Astron Deltans, this plucky Giant Tarantula never got a chance to show her stuff.

Reviews:
1,000 Misspent Hours
Million Monkey Theater
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Giant Tarantula '54

Species: Unclassified Araneae; Type: Mutant
Leg Span: 10 ft (3 m, est); Weight: 500 lb (227 kg, est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs, leaper, wall crawler
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Mesa of Lost Women (1954)
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Description: This Giant Tarantula was mutated as a result of scientific experiments, growing to a respectable ten-foot leg span.
Review:
The Monster Shack
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Giant Tarantula '55

Species: Brachypelma vagans; Type: Mutant
Leg Span: 300 ft (91 m, est); Weight: 7,000 tons (est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs, wall crawler
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Two (middleweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Tarantula (1955)
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Description: This Enormous Tarantula quickly developed a hankering for humans. She was stopped by the United States Air Force and never had a chance to truly live, her life snuffed out in her youth, like a candle in the wind. Sweet Tarantula, your candle burned out long before your legend ever did.
Review:
Horror and Sons

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Giant Spider '56

Species: Unclassified Araneae; Type: Mutant
Leg Span: 10 ft (3 m, est); Weight: 500 lb (227 kg, est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs, wall crawler
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: World Without End (1956)
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Description: Twisted by decades of nuclear radiation, these cute Giant Spiders always have the time for some tactile contact with passerby.
Review:
Monster Hunter
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Giant Spider '57

Species: Unclassified Araneae; Type: Natural
Leg Span: 20 ft (6 m, est); Weight: 2 tons (est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs, subterranean, wall crawler
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Black Scorpion
Film: The Black Scorpion (1957)
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Description: This subterranean Giant Spider was discovered in the same Mexican caverns as the infamous Black Scorpion.
Review:
1,000 Misspent Hours
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Giant Tarantula '57

Species: Unclassified Araneae; Type: Mutant
Leg Span: 20 ft (6 m, est); Weight: 2 tons (est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs, wall crawler
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: The Cyclops (1957)
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Description: This fuzzy Mexican Tarantula was mutated to a generous size by radiation from massive radium deposits.
Review:
1,000 Misspent Hours
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Lunar Spider

Species: Unclassified Araneae; Type: Alien
Leg Span: 10 ft (3 m, est); Weight: 500 lb (227 kg, est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs, wall crawler
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Slow
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Missile to the Moon (1958)
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Description: One of the last inhabitants of the moon, this Giant Spider was not one to turn down an easy meal, especially when you chain her to the wall so she can't get away.
Review:
The Monster Shack
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Venusian Spider

Species: Unclassified Araneae; Type: Alien
Leg Span: 10 ft (3 m, est); Weight: 500 lb (227 kg, est)
Abilities: Venomous fangs, wall crawler
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Queen of Venus; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Queen of Outer Space (1958)
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Description: A stalwart defender of the beautiful Queen of Venus, this Giant Spider leapt upon a bloodthirsty human invader without regard for her own safety, a true heroine.
Review:
Million Monkey Theater
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Giant Spider '58

Species: Unclassified Araneae; Type: Mutant
Leg Span: 4 ft (1.2 m, est); Weight: 30 lb (14 kg, est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs, web spinner, wall crawler
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Slow
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: The Strange World of Planet X (1958)
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Description: One of the many fauna mutated to abnormally large proportions by foolish human scientists, this Giant Spider is the perfect size for a small apartment.
Review:
Million Monkey Theater
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Giant Tarantula '58

Species: Brachypelma boehmei; Type: Mutant
Leg Span: 20 ft (6 m, est); Weight: 2 tons (est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs, web spinner, wall crawler, subterranean
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Earth vs. the Spider (1958)
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Description: This variety of Giant Tarantula was last seen in 1958, though there are sure to be other such examples in the future. They prefer to sleep in webbed caves, only coming out to eat. They will drain the fluids out of anything they can catch. They can be knocked unconscious by large amounts of insecticides, and enough electricity will harm them. This type of Tarantula has a voice box!
Reviews:
The Monster Shack
1,000 Misspent Hours

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Venusian Tarantula

Species: Unclassified Araneae; Type: Super-powered alien
Leg Span: 50 ft (15 m, est); Weight: 30 tons (est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs, wall crawler
Powers: Heat ray
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: One (welterweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: The Three Stooges
Film: Have Rocket, Will Travel (1959)
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Description: This brave Giant Tarantula stood her ground against three bloodthirsty humans, saving Venus from the unimaginable horror that follows humans wherever they go.
Review:
The Spinning Image
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Tsuchigumo

Species: Unclassified spider demon; Type: Supernatural
Leg Span: Up to 20 ft (6 m, est); Weight: Up to 2 tons (est)
Attributes: As human martial arts, as spider venomous fangs, web spinner, wall crawler
Powers: Web caster, transform into Giant Spider
Intelligence: Average; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Demons; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Demon of Mount Oe (大江山酒天童子, 1960)
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Description: Tsuchigumo was a Demon that could appear as a web-slinging human wizard or a Giant Spider; deadly in either form, he was more than a match for most samurai.
Review:
Freakengine
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Giant Spider '60

Species: Unclassified Araneae; Type: Mutant
Leg Span: 4 ft (1.2 m, est); Weight: 30 lb (14 kg, est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs, web spinner, wall crawler
Powers: Transformative venom
Intelligence: Low; Land Speed: Slow
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Horrors of Spider Island (Ein Toter hing im Netz, 1960)
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Description: These creatures live on an unknown island near Singapore. They can make webs large and strong enough to trap a human. At times, they do not kill with their venom, and the victim of their bite will transform into a bloodthirsty humanoid with spider-like features. Their motivations for doing so remain a mystery, but "just for fun" is a possibility.
Review:
Million Monkey Theater


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Giant Tarantula '60

Species: Unclassified Araneae; Type: Natural
Leg Span: 20 ft (6 m, est); Weight: 2 tons (est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs, web spinner, wall crawler
Powers: Fluorescent
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: The Lost World (1960)
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Description: In Venezuela's Lost Plateau the Giant Tarantulas are fluorescent green, which is nice. This variety maintains a funnel web to capture her meals.
Review:
The Terrible Claw Reviews
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Giant Spider '66

Species: Unclassified Araneae; Type: Supernatural
Leg Span: 50 ft (15 m, est); Weight: 30 tons (est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs, wall crawler, flight
Powers: Super durability and endurance
Intelligence: Low; Land/Air Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: One (welterweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Holder of the magic hairpin; Enemies: Orochimaru
Film: The Magic Serpent (怪竜大決戦, 1966)
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Description: This flying Giant Spider can be summoned with a magic hairpin, but only once. It is not known what happens if you try to use the hairpin a second time, but it's probably pretty gross.
Review:
Tars Tarkas
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Giant Tarantula '66

Species: Unclassified Araneae; Type: Natural
Leg Span: 20 ft (6 m, est); Weight: 2 tons (est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs, wall crawler
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: One Million Years B.C. (1966)
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Description: Tarantulas generally have very poor vision, they hunt by detecting movement. They will try to eat anything that's not bigger than they are, so people are definitely on the menu for the giant variety.
Review:
1,000 Misspent Hours

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Kumonga

AKA: Spiga, Spiega; Species: Unclassified Araneae; Type: Super-powered kaiju
Height: 148 ft (45 m); Weight: 8,000 tons
Attributes: Venomous fangs, web spinner, leaper
Powers: Projectile venom spikes; super durability and endurance
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Two (middleweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Godzilla, Kamacuras, Minilla
Film: Son of Godzilla (怪獣島の決戦 ゴジラの息子, 1967)
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Rodan's Roost
Description: When first seen, Kumonga was about to dine on Minilla, a baby just hatched out from his shell. Kamacuras tried to steal the tender meal, only to turn up as dinner herself for the hungry Giant Spider. Returning to the Minilla entrée, Kumonga was stopped at the last minute from supping by The King of the Monsters.
Reviews:
Toho Kingdom
Million Monkey Theater
Barry's Temple of Godzilla
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Giant Tarantula '68

Species: Unclassified Araneae; Type: Supernatural
Leg Span: 10 ft (3 m, est); Weight: 500 lb (227 kg, est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs, wall crawler
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: The Devil Rides Out (1968)
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Description: A manifestation of evil, this devilish Giant Tarantula was unable to drag the indomitable Professor Richelieu down to Hell with her, but if at first you don't succeed…
Review:
Oh, the Horror!
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Giant Spider '75

Species: Unclassified Araneae; Type: Alien
Leg Span: 50 ft (15 m, est); Weight: 30 tons (est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs, wall crawler
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: One (welterweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Spiders; Enemies: Humanity
Film: The Giant Spider Invasion (1975)
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Description: These alien Spiders, ranging in size from regular up to this huge example, came to Earth through a dimensional portal, which was closed by meddling humans before anything more fun could roll through.
Review:
1,000 Misspent Hours

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Giant Tarantula '78

Species: Unclassified Araneae; Type: Alien
Leg Span: 30 ft (9 m, est); Weight: 7 tons (est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: One (welterweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Tramps in the War of Planets (Os Trapalhões na Guerra dos Planetas, 1978)
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Description: Somewhere in the universe, there is a desert planet where this Giant Tarantula patiently waits for a meal, any meal, even a tramp will do.
Review:
Den of Geek
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The Ancient One

Species: Unclassified Araneae demigod; Type: Supernatural
Leg Span: 20 ft (6 m, est); Weight: 2 tons (est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs, claws
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Slow
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Dakkar and the Spider Sect; Enemies: Ator and the rest of humanity
Film: Ator the Invincible (1982)
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Description: The Ancient One was worshiped by her very own cult of fanatics willing to die to protect her; some would say they were a little too willing, falling virtually without struggle to the lackluster sword of Ator.
Review:
Cool Ass Cinema

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Big Sister Spider
Species: Unclassified Araneae; Type: Supernatural
Leg Span: Up to 20 ft (6 m, est); Weight: Up to 2 tons (est)
Attributes: As human kung fu, as tarantula venomous fangs, web spinner, wall crawler, leaper
Powers: Energy blasts, fire breath, web blasts, summon weapon, hypnosis, shape shift between human and giant tarantula, teleportation
Intelligence: Average; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Sister Spiders; Enemies: Monkey, humanity
Film: Monkey War (孫悟空大戰飛人國, 1982)
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Description: Somewhere in the orient there's a mansion, and inside of that house lives a cluster of beautiful Giant Spiders that can turn into some not-too-shabby human females! Most of the girls transform into Spiders about the size of badger; however, Big Sister Spider turns into a massive Tarantula, so big that another sister can ride her into battle!
Review:
Tars Tarkas


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Crystal Spider

Species: Unclassified Araneae; Type: Alien
Leg Span: 100 ft (30 m, est); Weight: 250 tons (est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs, web spinner, wall crawler, subterranean
Powers: Crystalline web
Intelligence: Crafty; Land Speed: Fast
Kaiju Level: One (welterweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Krull (1983)
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Description: The Crystal Spider is not native to Earth. She keeps an immense crystalline web deep in underground caverns, and woe to those that become trapped within it. Little is known of this fearsome creature other than her being an enormous, supposedly evil Spider.
Review:
1,000 Misspent Hours

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Giant Spider '85

Species: Unclassified Araneae; Type: Natural
Leg Span: 10 ft (3 m, est); Weight: 500 lb (227 kg, est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs, web spinner, subterranean
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Slow
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: King Solomon's Mines (1985)
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Description: This fuzzy critter lived in King Solomon's Mines in Zimbabwe, where she laid in wait with the patience of a Spider for any fez-wearing Turks to bumble into her web.
Review:
The Agony Booth
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Giant Spider '88

Species: Unclassified Araneae; Type: Supernatural
Leg Span: 10 ft (3 m, est); Weight: 500 lb (227 kg, est)
Abilities: Venomous fangs, vicious kicks
Powers: Spits magical rockets
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Slow
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Sonya; Enemies: Wiro Sableng, humanity
Film: Demon of Gonggo Gulf (Siluman Teluk Gonggo, 1988)
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Description: This Giant Spider was enthralled by the wicked wizard Sonya to destroy the martial arts master Wiro Sableng and his companions, and was rewarded for her service with a face full of flamethrower.
Review:
Tars Tarkas

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Giant Spider '89

Species: Unclassified Araneae; Type: Alien
Leg Span: 30 ft (9 m, est); Weight: 7 tons (est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs, wall crawler, web slinger
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: One (welterweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Bletch and his compatriots; Enemies: Mr. Big, Cedric, and crabby crew
Film: Meet the Feebles (1989)
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Description: This healthy Giant Spider watched over the shipping docks, the home base of Mr. Big's small pharmacological business.
Review:
Silver Emulsion
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Giant Spider '00

Species: Unclassified Araneae; Type: Mutant
Leg Span: 50 ft (15 m, est); Weight: 30 tons (est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs, web spinner, wall crawler
Powers: Accelerated parasitic reproduction
Intelligence: Crafty; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Spiders; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Spiders (2000)
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Description: What's with all of the testing of Spiders in space labs? It's just crazy, first they turn them into super mutants, then they complain when they fall to the Earth and do super Spider stuff. You can't win for losing.
Review:
Zombie Cupcake

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Giant Spider '01

Species: Unclassified Araneae; Type: Mutant
Leg Span: 100 ft (30 m, est); Weight: 250 tons (est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs, web spinner, wall crawler
Powers: Accelerated parasitic reproduction
Intelligence: Crafty; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Spiders; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Spiders II: Breeding Ground (2001)
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Description: A nice couple decided to take an ocean cruise on a yacht to get away from all of the Giant Spiders, and wouldn't you know it? They sailed straight into a mad scientist's laboratory ship, stuffed full of Giant Spiders.
Review:
MJ Simpson Film Reviews

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Arachnid

Species: Unclassified alien-spider hybrid; Type: Mutant
Leg Span: 20 ft (6 m, est); Weight: 2 tons (est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs, web spinner, wall crawler
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Crafty; Land Speed: Fast
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Spiders; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Arachnid (2001)
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Description: These Giant Spiders were mutated after feeding on a shipwrecked alien; this resulted in them reaching generous proportions and acquiring a taste for human flesh.
Review:
McBastard's Mausoleum
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Aragog

Species: Unclassified acromantula; Type: Supernatural
Leg Span: 15 ft (5 m, est); Weight: 1 ton (est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs, web spinner, wall crawler
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Average; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Acromantulas, Hagrid; Enemies: Basilisks, humanity
Film: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
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Description: These Giant Spiders prefer to build their webbed homes in dense forests or jungles; Aragog was the patriarch of a small colony. They are intelligent and can learn to speak human languages, which perhaps makes them want to eat people just a little bit more than your average Spider.
Review:
Roger Ebert


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Consuela

Species: Unclassified Araneae; Type: Mutant
Leg Span: 20 ft (6 m, est); Weight: 2 tons (est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs, web spinner, wall crawler
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Low; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Spiders; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Eight Legged Freaks (2002)
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Description: Consuela was the splendid queen of a group of mutant Giant Spiders, who would bring human prey to her web for her to consume at her leisure.
Review:
Roger Ebert
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Shelob

Species: Unclassified Araneae; Type: Supernatural
Leg Span: 17 ft (5 m, est); Weight: 1 ton (est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs and sting, claws, web spinner, wall crawler
Powers: Long lived, possibly immortal
Intelligence: Average; Land Speed: Fast
Kaiju Level: One (welterweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanoids
Film: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
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Description: This magnificent arachnid has lived for thousands of years, and may live for thousands more. Besides longevity, other unusual features for a Spiderinclude exceptional size and intelligence and a venomous sting from the abdomen. Shelob's webbing cannot be cut by normal steel. She will usually envenom and eat anything that she catches, but she has been known to make bargains with those she has captured from time to time.
Reviews:
Roger Ebert
1,000 Misspent Hours


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Big Ass Spider

Species: Unclassified Araneae; Type: Mutant
Leg Span: Up to 100 ft (30 m, est); Weight: Up to 250 tons (est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs, web spinner, wall crawler
Powers: Acidic venom, super durability and endurance, exponential growth
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Fast
Kaiju Level: Two (middleweight); Weakness(es): Spinnerets
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Big Ass Spider! (2013)
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Description: The ill-fated Big Ass Spider succeeded in wreaking much havoc until she was stopped by a cold-hearted, arachnid-hating exterminator. One can only hope she stashed an egg sac somewhere… maybe even in your shed!
Review:
Roger Ebert

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Nelly the Spiderwoman

Species: Unclassified spider-human hybrid; Type: Supernatural
Leg Span: 12 ft (4 m, est); Weight: 700 lb (318 kg, est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs, web-spinner, wall crawler
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Average; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): Rhymes
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Gingerclown (2013)
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Additional Data:
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Description: This strange creature lived in an amusement park. Nelly appeared to be a bloated Giant Spider with some human facial features and, worst of all, an odd predilection for horrible rhymes.
Review:
Horror News Net
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Giant Spider '13

Species: Unclassified Araneae; Type: Supernatural
Height: 2,000 ft (610 m, est); Weight: 6,000,000 tons (est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs
Powers: Very nice
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Three (light heavyweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: None
Film: Enemy (2013)
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Description: Most people don't know this, but there are a lot of Giant Spiders in Toronto, Canada. This healthy specimen can be seen from time to time strolling peacefully through the city enjoying the sights; the locals are so polite, there's no need to eat them! Well, except sometimes.
Review:
Roger Ebert

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Giant Tarantula '13

Species: Homo sapiens; Type: Supernatural
Leg Span: 20 ft (6 m, est); Weight: 2 tons (est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs, web spinner, wall crawler
Powers: Shapeshifter
Intelligence: Average; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Spiders, humanity; Enemies: None
Film: Enemy (2013)
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Additional Data:
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Description: If you are dating a Canadian "human" female, please be advised that there is a significant chance she could be part Giant Tarantula, and remain calm. It could be worse.
Review:
Roger Ebert
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Giant Tarantula '13

Species: Unclassified Araneae; Type: Mutant
Leg Span: 50 ft (15 m, est); Weight: 30 tons (est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs, wall crawler
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Average; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: The Giant Spider (2013)
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Description: Radiation might be bad for people, but it's just peaches for Tarantulas don't you know. Oh well, the needs of the Giant Spiders outweigh the needs of the people; nuclear testing will continue.
Review:
Horror News Net
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Great Spider

AKA: Spawn of Ungoliant; Species: Unclassified Araneae; Type: Supernatural
Leg Span: 20 ft (6 m, est); Weight: 2 tons (est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs, web spinner, wall crawler
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Average; Land Speed: Fast
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Sauron, Spiders; Enemies: Humanoids
Film: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
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Additional Data:
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Description: These intelligent Giant Spiders infested the forests of Mirkwood, using large packs to overwhelm and consume anything that moves.
Review:
Roger Ebert
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Queen Spider

Species: Unclassified Araneae; Type: Mutant
Leg Span: 60 ft (18 m, est); Weight: 50 tons (est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs, web spinner, wall crawler
Powers: Super durability
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Fast
Kaiju Level: One (welterweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Spiders 3D (2013)
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Description: These Spiders were mutated for war by the Soviet military on a satellite. The satellite eventually crashed into the Earth (New York, USA), and humans soon found themselves being used as egg sacks by the quickly multiplying and growing arachnids. The Queen Spider was the largest of them all, but it is not known if they can grow even bigger if left unmolested.
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Creature Feature Corner



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