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Release Date:
27 December 2000 (South Korea) See more »
Something very hungry's about to hatch! See more »
A DNA experiment on a rare breed of spider is taking place on a NASA space shuttle, when a freak meteor shower engulfs the shuttle... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Lana Parrilla ... Marci Eyre
Josh Green ... John Murphy
Oliver Macready ... Slick
Nick Swarts ... Jake

Mark Phelan ... Agent Gray
David Carpenter ... Technician

Leslie Zemeckis ... Emma (as Leslie Carter)

Mark Totty ... Commander Hooper
Andrew Stoddard ... Doctor Ellis

Jonathan Breck ... Jacobs
Steven Sullivan ... Max
Corey Klemow ... Joe Martindale

Simona Williams ... Loretta Martindale
H. Murphy ... Phil

Billy Maddox ... Colonel Dixon
K.M. McIntyre ... Receptionist
Nicole Tocantins ... Moira

Timothy Di Pri ... Flight Controller
Denise Lerette ... News Anchor
Jullian Simmons ... Levine

Stephen David Brooks ... Lead Cop
Miss T ... Bag Lady
David Ott ... Phillips
Scott Alan Reiniger ... Brice (as Scotty Reiniger)
Frank Murgia ... Hooper as Elephant Man (as Franklin Murgia)
Mitchell Gordon ... Man Behind Tree

Andrew Sugerman ... Pilot
Glenn Smith ... Pilot
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Danielle Guthrie ... College Student

Michael Beardsley ... Hamdin College Student (uncredited)

Chris Innis ... Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)

Joe Virzi ... Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Gary Jones 
Writing credits
Boaz Davidson (story)

Stephen David Brooks (screenplay) and
Jace Anderson (screenplay) &
Adam Gierasch (screenplay)

Produced by
Boaz Davidson .... producer
Frank DeMartini .... supervising producer
Danny Dimbort .... executive producer
Avi Lerner .... executive producer
Danny Lerner .... producer
Trevor Short .... executive producer
Andrew Sugerman .... line producer
Original Music by
Bill Wandel 
Cinematography by
Jack Cooperman 
Film Editing by
Christopher Holmes 
Casting by
Cathy Henderson  (as Cathy Henderson-Martin)
Rebecca Quiroz 
Dori Zuckerman 
Production Design by
Maria Terry 
Art Direction by
Michael D. Costello  (as Michael Costello)
Allen Terry 
Costume Design by
Emma Trenchard 
Makeup Department
Sheri Knight .... key makeup artist
Robert Kurtzman .... special makeup and creature effects supervisor
Cynthia Laws .... key hair stylist
Larry Odien .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Andrew Sugerman .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matt Almond .... second assistant director
Lon Takiguchi .... second second assistant director
Allan Wertheim .... first assistant director
Art Department
Bogdan Bogdanov .... carpenter
David E. Harshbarger .... property master
Linda L. Rebman .... art department coordinator
Evgeni Yordanov .... carpenter
Sound Department
Colin Bates .... supervising sound editor
Eric Justen .... sound re-recording mixer
Matt Knudsen .... boom operator
Greg Mauer .... foley mixer
Susan Pusateri .... foley artist (as Sue Pusateri)
Steve Weiss .... sound mixer
Tom D. Backman .... digital sound transferer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Jason Collins .... set supervisor: KNB Effects Group
Josh Hakian .... special effects coordinator
Chiz Hasegawa .... coordinator: KNB EFX Group
Greg Nicotero .... special creature effects (as Gregory Nicotero)
Noel Sterrett .... data transfers: Admit One Pictures
Wes C. Caefer .... special effects crew (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Everett Burrell .... digital artist
Phil Carbonaro .... digital matte paintings
Steve Carpenter .... digital artist
Scott Coulter .... visual effects
Owen Hammer .... digital compositor
Michael F. Hoover .... digital artist
Edward Irastorza .... visual effects coordinator: Flat Earth
Dale Jones .... additional visual effects
David Fred Masselink .... optical effects line-up
Kevin O'Neill .... visual effects supervisor
Eric Reinhard .... rotoscope
Rod Ripley .... data management: Flat Earth Productions
Theresa Rowlee .... visual effects producer
Kevin Struckman .... digital effects artist: Flat Earth productions
Todd Vaziri .... lead compositor: Flat Earth Productions
Christopher Dusendschon .... hazeltine optical element timing: THDX (uncredited)
Christopher Dusendschon .... in-show optical compositor: THDX (uncredited)
Frank R. Gardner .... stunts (as Frank Gardner)
Robert Garner .... stunts
Cheddy D. Hart .... stunts (as Cheddy Hart)
Patricia Lamare .... stunts
Jeff Moore .... stunts
David Ott .... stunt double
Scott Alan Reiniger .... stunt coordinator
Scott Alan Reiniger .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Douglas Aiken .... assistant camera
Douglas Aiken .... second assistant camera: second unit
Keith A. Cox .... assistant electrician
Scott Alan Reiniger .... key grip
Mike Reppert .... electrician
Rick Taylor .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Rebecca Quiroz .... casting assistant
Tony Rasmussen .... extras casting
Editorial Department
Alison Learned Wolf .... assistant editor (as Alison Learned)
Richard B. Molina .... assistant editor: avid
Transportation Department
Tony Barattini .... driver
Glenn Knowlton .... transportation coordinator
Jimmy Ray Pickens .... driver
Other crew
Keith E. Cooper .... lawyer
Allison Curren .... script supervisor: second unit
Marc Fehse .... production assistant
Jake Guswa .... assistant production coordinator
Rebecca Knowlton .... production accountant
Penny Patrick .... script supervisor

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Rated R for violence/gore and language
94 min | Argentina:95 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

When the couple who believe themselves to be from another planet talk to one another, Loretta (played by Simona Williams) speaks to Joe in Danish.See more »
Continuity: When Marcie and slick fall down onto the spider's web in the elevator shaft, their bodies cross each other, but in the next shot, the are on top of each other.See more »
Agent Gray:'Mother-in-law' is in the building.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Wizard of Oz (1939)See more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A cheesy good time, 19 May 2007
Author: slayrrr666 ( from Los Angeles, Ca

"Spiders" is a cheap and cheesy, yet still incredibly enjoyable entry.


Sent out on a story, reporter Marci Eyre, (Lana Parrilla) and her fellow colleagues Slick, (Oliver Macready) and Jake, (Nick Swarts) decide to go to Area 21, a top secret facility. While waiting, they witness a supposedly lost space shuttle crash-land near the base, and go for a closer look only for a team of government agents, led by Agent Grey, (John Phelan) and John Murphy, (Josh Green) arrive at the site and clear away most of the evidence. Hiding inside one of the vans, they manage to find themselves inside the security compound, where the threat comes from a large spider which came from one of the astronauts. Uncovering the origins of the experiment, to inject a deadly form of spider with alien DNA to make the species even more vicious. When the two manage to get out of the facility, they come face-to-face with a gigantic version of the spider. As it rampages through the city, they have to come up with a way to defeat it before it destroys all in it's path.

The Good News: This was way better than it really should've been. The cheesiness and campy attitude are it's best features. There's really nothing in the film that should be taken seriously. From a conspiracy-theorist journalist to alien DNA to giant spiders and the final rampage, this film just simply reeks of cheese, and that is good to watch. It really takes off when you're watching a campy film that is supposed to be taken as such rather than it accidentally becoming that way due to the film's other negative points. That leaves just about all of the film to have a frantic pace that keeps it watchable. As the entire middle section is comprised of chasing through the military complex, there's a rapid intensity to the scenes. From the moment where they wander into the lab and witness the experiments in jars this becomes just an endless series of chases and stalking inside, and there's plenty to love about them. There's some genuine creepy moments, a couple scenes that are suspenseful and there's enough spider action on-screen to keep them interesting. The spiders are constantly around, keeping them a viable threat throughout and making it a bit of a struggle to get out. The fact that the webs covering every single place gives it a feeling of paranoia and claustrophobia that is readily apparent from the situation. It looks great and freaky with a haunting vibe, helping to sell the location. The real highlight, though, has to be the ending rampage through the city, which contains tons of destruction to peripheral buildings and objects as well as anything else unlucky enough to be around. It's reminiscent of the type of rampage from the older monster movies and is quite fun to watch. The big body count for the film also doesn't hurt it, as there's plenty of deaths. From the pointless gunshots and whole devouring to the much more exciting being impaled in the back with pincers and emerging out the front or having an emerging spider erupt forth from a body and rip it to shreds in the process, this has a wide variety in here. Several are bitten in the neck quite messily, others are spiked in various body parts and there's even a few who vomit out small spiders, which looks quite good and comes off in a freaky manner. The moments when the model spider is on-screen aren't that terrible, as it at least looks like the spider is there interacting rather than the disturbingly fake CGI variants. All in all, this here comes across as better than it should be.

The Bad News: There isn't a whole lot in here that is off. The biggest one is that the special effects in the movie are mixed. The CGI is quite frankly fake, as are the scenes of people falling down elevator shafts. Then puppet spiders and gore are extremely cheesy, but at the same time pretty cool. It's just hard to get into them at the end as the main event of the film features a patently fake one. To see the CGI creation wandering around walking over victim that it should've snatched is quite easy to find and doesn't make a lot of effort to view it as a threat. The other thing that bothered me is that the spider's didn't walk like spiders. Their way of walking is one of the most horrible things about them, but in this they walk like robot spiders. Also quite easy to spot is that the film really isn't all the original or creative. There's a few ideas here and there, but for the most part, it's a strictly by-the-numbers affair that's been ripped off countless times before, and this is no different. It can be a detriment to those as this is fun, but doesn't have enough differences from the pack to offer much to those who want that requirement. Otherwise, this is a fun film.

The Final Verdict: With only a few true flaws in this, it's a fun, campy if sometimes unoriginal entry. This will mostly appeal to those who enjoy this kind of film or those who love watching giant creatures knock-off a bunch of victims, but for those that don't enjoy these mindless films, it's not something that will make you change your mind about the style.

Rated R: Graphic Language and Graphic Violence

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