DVD Big Ass Spider!

DVD Big Ass Spider!
DVD Big Ass Spider!

Run time: 80 min
Rating: 5.3
Genres: Comedy | Sci-Fi
Director: Mike Mendez
Writers: Gregory Gieras
Stars: Greg Grunberg, Lin Shaye, Ray Wise
A giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampage 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.
Plot Keywords: exterminator, alien, spider, army major, army lieutenant
Country: USA
Release Date: 27 April 2013 (UK)


  1. For a B-flick this was actually rather well done; I would even go so far as to say that this is more a lovingly made spoof of B-movies than an actual B-movie (although the budget is clearly B). A cameo appearance by Lloyd Kaufman (legendary Troma producer) seems to further indicate that this an homage to trashy horror and monster films.

    Given the budget on this, the effects – especially the spider – are pretty decent. Don't expect the kind of CGI quality of films like "Starship Troopers" or "Mimic" and you'll have a fun 82 minutes.

    I guess the version I just saw must be the R-rated one: there definitely are at least a few gory moments in this film, so the PG-13 rating here on IMDb could be misleading.

    This film is a lot of fun and has some witty dialog and was obviously made by someone who loves this genre – apart from that, the two lead characters are very likable and have great chemistry.

    It might deserve less, but I'll give it a 6

    Favorite Films: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls054200841/

    Fun B-Flicks/Low Budget Films: http://www.imdb.com/list/YV1Lxq7WLkU/

  2. I normally don't write reviews but had to after watching this flick. What a riot! I was not expecting excellent CGI or acting but have to say this is one of the best "B" flicks I have seen in a while. The one liners are classic and the plot is soooo predictable but FUN. I laughed again and again and did not stop it at any point. I see the rating is low which I except but I live in a cold ass place and this movie warmed me up a little, Fun Fun Fun, don't give up on it in the first Ten (opening is bad) but hang on and be entertained I know I was. Love It! PS don't watch for stellar acting moments although the leads are pretty good. I have seen John Goodman do worse. See if you can catch the Game like CGI, or the continuity problems….some bad edits etc. But I am going to spread the word about this Fun and dare I say Family movie which Pits Spider (Ok its part Alien) against man. I wonder why Sigourney didn't come forward on this one. She did Paul and it's not a lot better. Enjoy!…….or Not:-)

  3. Alex (Greg Grunberg) is an exterminator working in Los Angeles, whose speciality is spiders – he can get inside their minds, you see. A minor spider bite sends him to the local emergency room, where he soon learns that something has infiltrated the place. Turns out there was a military "accident" and soon the hospital is taken over by a Special Forces Major (Ray Wise) and his crew, including lovely Carly (Clare Kramer). But it is up to Alex and his sidekick, hospital security guard Jose (Lombardo Boyar) to figure out how to save the day…. Really, a movie like this needs no description, as it says it all in the title – there's a Big-Ass Spider threatening downtown LA! Very funny, a little gory (but only very briefly), this film had rather more character development than I'd expect in an 85-minute popcorn movie – and it was a perfect film to see with the great FantAsia audience too!

  4. as i stated this flick was so much better then anticipated. if you've come this far, to the reviews, the title has obviously hooked you like it did me. I love big ass spider movies and this one was great. not only just for ridiculous giant spiderness but effects were way better then i thought they'd be. the acting was hilarious, so many jokes. i was quite literally laughing out loud for the whole movie. the corny jokes and buddy buddy between Alex and Jose was great. and on top of all that it had some very funny gore scenes. it seems like they had a lot of fun making the movie, which really comes through in the flick. if you enjoy giant bug movies or disaster flicks but feel like a more light-hearted, funny, and entertaining movie i absolutely would say this is the one for you.

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