CSU brings back 'Kiss of the Tarantula' movie

CSU brings back 'Kiss of the Tarantula' movie

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - While Columbus State University students have been getting more hands-on lessons in movie making lately, some also got a treat with a free screening of a film made in the Fountain City 40 years ago.

On Monday night in the Schwob Memorial Library, CSU students watched the 1976 low-budget horror flick "Kiss of the Tarantula," filmed in Columbus and released in 1976.

The throwback event also included original movie posters, scripts and production items from the set of "Kiss of the Tarantula" on display before and after the show.

"To recognize the local history here in Columbus and the many things that the city has done in the past, but also that there were so many important things that happened down here, and one of the big things that happened to Columbus and Georgia as a whole recently, as a film industry," said CSU archivist David Owings.

The movie, produced by Columbus filmmaker Curt Drady, is about a young girl from a dysfunctional family who uses her pet tarantulas to get revenge on her enemies.

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