Kingdom of the Spiders

In 1976, actor William Shatner, along with cast and crew, filmed the Sci-Fi cult classic “Kingdom of the Spiders” in Camp Verde. Shatner played a veterinarian who becomes concerned when a local farmer’s prize calf dies from a massive dose of spider venom. He soon discovers the deaths are caused by swarms of migrating tarantulas, which eventually turn on the good folks of Camp Verde as they set about casting their web across the landscape. If you have seen the movie you will recognize the backdrop.

Kingdom of the spiders