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Prop from Merrill cult classic film is missing


MERRILL, Wis. (WSAU) - An icon of Northwoods filmmaking has gone missing in Merrill.

It's the star of the 1975 sci-fi film "The Giant Spider Invasion". The Giant Spider in question was a prop that fitted to the top of a Volkswagen Beetle. That movie was filmed across central Wisconsin, and starred Steve Brodie, Barbara Hale and Alan Hale Jr.

The shell of that spider had been kept as a memorial of the film, but has since gone missing. Reports say the spider may have been sold as scrap.

If you have any information, call the Lincoln County Crimestoppers at 715-536-6272.