|This convoluted TV horror is still a bit of fun.
A pair of coffee traders (Atkins, Hesseman) attempt to export a large sum of java from Ecuador via plane.
But unbeknownst to them they've taken as stowaways a group of highly poisonous (and very aggressive) tarantulas.
When the aircraft crash lands in California near an orange growing community, the dangerous critters begin an unstoppable wave of man-killing terror.
Unstoppable that is, until fire chief Akins whips out a deadly combo of amplified wasp sounds, alcohol and carefully-positioned lights (please, don't ask!).
Contrived but enjoyable, this teleterror boasts a surprisingly high bodycount and gets extra points for including the realistic death of young Laborteaux.
Rare, but worth seeking out for a fun late nite watch.