The metal from of a giant spider used in the 1975 film "The Giant Spider Invasion"
Wausau, Wisc. (WSAW) -- The star of a 1975 horror film may be no more.
The metal frame belonging to an overgrown arachnid from 1975's "The Giant Spider Invasion" has been stolen, and appears to have been sold as scrap metal.
The shell of the spider was kept at a property on County Highway J
between Irma and Gleason in Lincoln County, Wisconsin. The spider's shell was
mounted on an old Volkswagon chassis, and the only way to move it would
be using a flatbed trailer.
Bill Rebane, the film's director and owner of the spider, said the movie prop was last seen a few weeks ago on trailer in Merill's sixth ward.
Now Schultz Recycling in Merrill says the parts of the giant spider were bought to their facility weeks
ago as scrap metal. The business could not say who brought the item in to be scrapped, as there is an ongoing investigation.
"The Giant Spider Invasion" was filmed in Merrill, Wisconsin and surrounding areas like Gleason. The b-movie has gained a cult following over the years.