Earth vs the Spider (1958)

Earth vs the Spider (1958), directed by Bert I. Gordon.

There's trouble in River Falls: a giant, if variably-sized, hairy spider. Plucky townspeople eventually deal with it.

I'll watch anything with theremin music, but this is pretty bad even by the standards of 1950s monster movies. But I've seen worse. Some interesting shots of Carlsbad Caverns.

The spider can be stunned with DDT, but will be revived by rock music. Wouldn't you know it? I don't know where they get the high school kids: they look 20-30 something.