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Big Ass Spider! (2013)

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A giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampages the city of Los Angeles. When a massive military strike fails, it is up to a team of scientists and one clever exterminator to kill the creature before the city is destroyed.

Director:

Mike Mendez

Writers:

Shaked Berenson (Story by), Gregory Gieras
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Cast

Cast overview:
Greg Grunberg ... Alex Mathis
Lin Shaye ... Mrs. Jefferson
Ruben Pla ... Carl The Mortician
Alexis Kendra ... Nurse Lisa (as Alexis Peters)
Lombardo Boyar ... Jose Ramos
Bob Bledsoe ... Director Harris
Eben Kostbar Eben Kostbar ... Lead Technician
Ray Wise ... Major Braxton C. Tanner
Clare Kramer ... Lt. Karly Brant
Patrick Bauchau ... Dr. Lucas
Kerry O'Quinn Kerry O'Quinn ... Elderly Patient (as Kerry Hedick O'Quinn)
Adam Gierasch ... Homeless Man
Bobby C. King ... Lead Operative
James Mathis III ... Street Cop
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Storyline

A giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampages the city of Los Angeles. When a massive military strike fails, it is up to a team of scientists and one clever exterminator to kill the creature before the city is destroyed.

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10 stories high and very hungry.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and gore | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2014 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Mega Spider See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The "Jogger", played as himself by legendary "B" producer Lloyd Kaufman (of Troma Films fame), was originally to be called "Handsome Jogger", but was renamed when Kaufman, who was visiting Los Angeles, agreed to a cameo in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Alex and Jose are leaving the Hospital and Jose is opening the opaque glass door, the lighting equipment is visible. You can see a tripod behind the door. See more »

Quotes

Alex Mathis: Let's do it for the kids!
Jose Ramos: Let's do it for the kids...
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Mimma
Written by Herman Beeftink (BMI)
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The title says it all...
27 October 2013 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

"Big Ass Spider!" has everything a monster movie needs, and the title of the movie basically speaks for itself. If you love gargantuan monster movies, then "Big Ass Spider!" is definitely worth your time.

The story is about a strange, outer worldly crossbred spider that escapes the clutches of the military and finds a nesting ground in a hospital, where it quickly grows larger and more aggressive. As it escapes the hospital, the spider turns the city into its hunting ground.

Storywise, then "Big Ass Spider!" is fairly much like many others of its genre, and that is one of the things that actually makes this movie well worth watching, oddly enough. And also the good amount of comedy and self-irony that the movie is spiced with really helps it along nice.

Most of the time, the CGI effects of the spider, regardless of its size, was actually quite good. And for a monster movie, then good CGI (or creature effects) is a must. And the CGI team behind "Big Ass Spider!" really pulled it off quite nicely.

If you have seen movies such as "Spiders" or "Eight Legged Freaks", then you know exactly what you are in for here.

It should also be noted that there is a good handful of acting talents on the cast list in "Big Ass Spider!". And as a special treat for us who are fanatic about the monster movies of the B-genre, then there is a great appearance by Lloyd Kaufman.

"Big Ass Spider!" is a fun 80 minutes worth of excitement, fun, action and creepy crawlers. Eight legs, uhm, thumbs up from me, and "Big Ass Spider!" gets a solid 7 out of 10 rating.


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