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A man is taken to a small clinic in Guam with mysterious bites on him. This sparks a search for what could have caused such wounds. A group of men and women fly to the island he lived on to investigate the situation. Due to technical problems, their small plane crashes and they are stranded on the island. After some time, they come to find the man's village is empty and that strange new breeds of killer arachnids have appeared all about the forest. Written by
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When Valentine (Chris Potter) tells Mercer "Just help me get these people out of here and I'll come back with you" around 51 minutes in, Mercer (Alex Reid) opens her mouth to reply but only the voice of the doctor (José Sancho), who had just walked into their perspective, can be heard, making it sound like Mercer is talking with a man's voice as no audio whatsoever is heard coming from her mouth. See more »
One of the only horror movies made in the 21'st century to use REAL effects
Arachnid opens with a cheesy alien ship crash in the middle of the jungle. (This thankfully is the only part in the movie to use CGI). Then alien spiders that must have been on the ship run off into the jungle after killing their alien pilot. Even though this beginning may make the movie look like another CGI horror movie, don't be fooled, all of the mutated/alien/ spiders are made from props and animatronics. And not only are they not CGI, but they look excellent too. This is what makes this movie so enjoyable. Through out the movie our heros explore the jungle while trying not to become monster munchies. Most of the acting is OK for a movie of this type. Not nearly as bad as some of the other movies made by Fantastic Factory. Overall I would recommend this movie to anyone who is a fan of creature features, as well as gore hounds, (there are many good uses of gore in this film).
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