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Director:
Writers:
Boaz Davidson (story)
Stephen David Brooks (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
27 December 2000 (South Korea) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Something very hungry's about to hatch! See more »
Plot:
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 »
User Reviews:
Decent fun with clever references to genre clichés. See more (74 total) »

Cast

  (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)
 
Stunts
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
Jake Guswa .... assistant production coordinator
Rebecca Knowlton .... production accountant
Penny Patrick .... script supervisor
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for violence/gore and language
Runtime:
94 min | Argentina:95 min
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Trivia:
Look for a quick flash of the date of the John F. Kennedy assassination on one of the underground storage tanks.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: Reflected in helicopter's front window.See more »
Quotes:
Jake:This is creepy... like a bad science fiction movie.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Wizard of Oz (1939)See more »

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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Decent fun with clever references to genre clichés., 17 June 2007
Author: tabor-ukhodit-v-nebo from Finland

I think most people who have commented on this movie have watched it with the wrong attitude. Get real; What do you expect from a flick blatantly named "Spiders", apparently featuring some generic monstrous arachnid creatures wreaking havoc on people? Unless you're an easily amused teenager with poor judgment, you instinctively steer clear from these kinds of pictures when looking for chills and thrills. There are quality films that offer just that.

I thought I was about to watch a really bad movie, with unintentionally comedic elements and worthless cast, storyline and directing. I was wrong. This movie quickly reveals it's true nature for the perceptive. Taking for granted that the movie was "bad" on purpose, I could actually appreciate the cheesy dialog and all the self-irony that it displays. The characters make illogical decisions, use stupid reasoning and don't try to take themselves seriously. The way in which the plot unfolds and how the main characters figure it out is an obvious parody of the genre, and there are so many details which contribute to that feeling in the dialog and some of the scenes; a guy holding the spider's teeth like bull's horns, making DNA-enhanced mutant spiders from hell seem like a an ordinary casual case of lively struggle, quotes like "This is so creepy. Its like a bad sci-fi movie." and "I mean what the hell is this place?" -"I don't care what this place is, what the f-ck are *we* doing here?" etc. made me at least chuckle at times, because they often raise valid points regarding the absurd setting of the film, and do it with subtlety.

The CGI was decent at times, yet laughable in some parts (especially when the spider was running around walls etc). The spider looks gory enough in close shots. The physical webs are composed of thin rope and you can see the knots tying together the intersections, which to me was a funny detail (c'mon, they could have easily avoided that, would they had cared for realism).

The pacing is fine; There is enough action to keep the viewer at least semi-entertained, assuming they can appreciate other aspects of the film also (I'm not a big fan of "irrational abominable creature vs. bunch of dumb people" films).

All in all, this is definitely not a serious movie, so you should not watch it as one. If you are in a humourless mood looking for some horror, then this movie will probably only make you angry. As a compensation for all the bad ratings this movie has received on IMDb, I have to give it 8/10. I'd dare to say it is more self-aware and intelligent than most people realize.

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