Camel Spiders [Blu-ray]
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In the deserts of the Middle East, a platoon of soldiers is terrorized by a gang of large, fast and deadly arachnids called Camel Spiders. The soldiers escape the deadly attack but accidently transport several of the evil beasts with them to the American southwest. An Army Captain (Brian Krause of ''Charmed''), a small-town Sheriff (C. Thomas Howell of ''Southland'' and The Amazing Spider-Man), and a desperate group of locals and tourists must survive a frightening infestation of crawling carnage. Diana Terranova (Get Him to the Greek), GiGi Erneta (Raptor) and Jon Mack (Mongolian Death Worm) co-star in this cult classic from director Jay Andrews (Dinocroc vs. Supergator). Based on the actual creatures that have tormented the Armed Forces for decades, get ready for all the leaping, screeching, face-ripping horror of CAMEL SPIDERS!
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The spiders are about the size of a cat. No one steps on them or crushes them. They can outrun a human and leap 6 feet into the air. They are very aggressive and always attack people's head...or crotch in one case. There are a number of groups of people trapped by the spiders, who for some reason hunt humans as pack animals. The spiders appear to be CG as are the flames from the guns.
C. Thomas Howell plays the local sheriff and is not the main character. Brian Krause is the main character. The dialouge was unimaginative and boring as were the characters tossed at us.
Little girl: "Mom, are we going to die?"
Mom: "No we're not going to die. We are going to be just fine.
Little girl: "Well, then can you and daddy get back together?"
At one point we hear "Technically they are not spiders because they have six legs." If you count the legs: eight.
The film reminded me of that old fashion Roger Corman over the top bad scenes. 2 stars is generous. Might work as a rental for the early tween.
No f-bombs, sex, or nudity. Mild swearing, teens making out, rear urination scene, occasional blood squirt.
The film begins in an unspecified desert in the Middle East (think Afghanistan) as American soldiers are in a firefight with enemy forces who again are unspecified but think Taliban. As the bullets fly the giant spiders crawl out of the ground to see what the commotion is and proceed to kill the enemy soldiers, dragging the bodies away leaving the Americans, and we the viewer, completely puzzled. The commanding officer Captain Sturges is wounded and earns a trip home, along with the body of a fellow soldier killed in action. But a handful of spiders hitch a ride home in the soldier’s coffin, ala Arachnophobia.
As the Captain and Sgt Shelly Underwood are transporting the body through the Arizona desert (which looks suspiciously like the Middle Eastern desert but one’s just like the other, right?) their truck crashes, spilling the coffin and its stowaways which have grown much larger. The soldiers are lead into town by Sheriff Beaumont (C. Thomas Howell). While having lunch at the local diner, the restaurant comes under attack by the spiders which have hulked up to the size of an average terrier. What’s more these things have a bite which instantly kills their prey.Read more ›
I would recommend this one to any Corman Fans out there!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST PROGRAM WE LOVE.
GOT THE BEST VIBES FROM THE BRILLIANT ACTING & THE SPIDERS WERE TOP NOTCH.
EVERY FILM SHOULD BE THIS EXCELLENT. Read more
With the exception of Sharknado and Weekend at Bernie's 2, maybe the worst movie ever produced, but my son wanted it and he likes it.Published on February 20, 2014 by M. Gallagher
the spiders looked so good. the movie was not so bloody so i let the grandchilden watch it and they sat on the edge of their seat through most of the movie.Published on February 25, 2013 by Helen R Parsons