Camel Spiders
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
I enjoyed the opening credits of bright green coming at you while some action western music is playing. The opening scene has a lot of action. US forces are fighting against...Taliban? In Iraqistan or somewhere? One US soldier is killed. The enemy is carried off by BA spiders. The grasp of the spider causes one to shoot their guns aimlessly into the air instead of at the spider. A spider crawls into the mouth of the dead American soldier and makes it back to the US where through a number of plot continuity issues it is released into the Arizona desert. Do we really transport deceased soldiers in wooden crate boxes?

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.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on April 3, 2012
I thought most of it was ok. But then there was parts that looked really fake. Like scenes of the spiders. And one time when The spiders were attacking one of the men, you could SEE him busting one of his blood packsd, so it looked like the blood was from the spiders. I kinda lose interest for a movie when alot of it looks fake. But if it wasn't for that, it would have been a really good movie. So if you don't pay attention to alot of the details, like I do. Then you will think it's a really good movie.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 20, 2014
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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 4, 2014
Everything you would want in a Roger Corman movie (except nudity). The Acting at parts is sub par and over acting is occasionally a problem. The Graphics aren't the most convicing either but I love these kinds of movies!!!

I would recommend this one to any Corman Fans out there!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 1, 2014
This movie creeped me out something fierce. There actually are Camel Spiders, and they may not look like these exactly, but there definately are similarties. They wouldn't have to have lethal venom, if I got one or two, or, OMG, more on me, I die of a heart attack before they bit me. Not everybody feels the same about spiders as I do, but watch the movie and see if it doesn't make you squirm just a little bit.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 5, 2013
Camel spiders was a pretty good movie as far as a creature feature is concerned, and I think Brian Kraus did another outstanding job with his role. The only thing that I didn't like about the movie was the special effects. The spiders was obviously CGI. The movie would have been a lot better if the computer graphics had been a bit more realistic. I still liked the movie and anyone that appreciates these type of movies will like it as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 25, 2013
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.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Roger Corman, master of the cheesy B-movie, is back with the creepy crawly CAMEL SPIDERS. All the ingredients that have endeared Corman to us b-movie addicts are shamelessly evident: average CGI effects; cliched characters and pseudo-factual background.
Admittedly, the six-legged scorpio-spiders are quite creepy and they're shown quite a lot. The two "name" stars---Brian Krause and C. Thomas Howell---give as good a performance as the script allows, but let's face it---we're watching for the bugs...everything else is incidental.
CAMEL SPIDERS sets no new standards in horror cinema, but it IS Cormanesque and therefore entertaining.
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on February 4, 2013
this movie sucked, it's not worth the time or the money. Very low budget, a B-Horror movie at the best.
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on January 31, 2013
They can run up to thirty miles per hour. They can grow as large as one foot long. And they can jump up to three feet high. If you believe any of these myths, then CAMEL SPIDERS is the film for you! Taken from the rumors of a giant monstrous arachnid that plagues marines in the Middle East, Roger Corman's latest monster mash follows the citizens of a small desert town who come under attack by a species of deadly spiders that have been brought back from Iraq. CAMEL SPIDERS never asks to be taken seriously, and follows Corman's usual formula that spreads out the action and gore in even intervals to maintain just enough interest for people to sit through the rest of the mindless plot. The acting is better than usual, with enjoyable leads played by THE HITCHER's C. Thomas Howell and Brian Krause of Charmed and SLEEPWALKERS. On the other hand, the computerization used to bring the spiders to life is entirely unconvincing, as the creatures hardly interact with the actors or environments. There is plenty of bloodshed to go around, however, ranking CAMEL SPIDERS just above DINOSHARK and SUPERGATOR.

-Carl Manes
I Like Horror Movies
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