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Arachnid -- A group of scientists set out on a secret expedition to a South Pacific Island in search of the cause of an unknown deadly virus. It soon becomes clear that the source of the virus is not from the world.

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Director:
Writer:
Mark Sevi (screenplay)
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Release Date:
29 June 2001 (Spain) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It's coming from another world... TO STAY! See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
It's Like Survivor With Giant Spiders! See more (48 total) »

Cast

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Chris Potter ... Valentine

Alex Reid ... Mercer
José Sancho ... Dr. Samuel Leon
Neus Asensi ... Susana

Ravil Isyanov ... Henry Capri
Luis Lorenzo Crespo ... Reyes (as Luis Lorenzo)
Rocqueford Allen ... Bear
Jesús Cabrero ... Lightfoot
Robert Vicencio ... Toe Boy (as Robert Gabriel Vicencio)
Héctor Chiquín ... Native 1
Conejo Wilson ... Native 2
Fausto Gualsaqui ... Native 3
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gavin Sims ... Cult Member (2001) (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack Sholder 
 
Writing credits
Mark Sevi (screenplay)

Produced by
Sheri Bryant .... co-producer
Carlos Fernández .... executive producer
Julio Fernández .... executive producer
Julio Fernández .... producer
Miguel Torrente .... line producer
Brian Yuzna .... creative producer
Brian Yuzna .... producer
 
Original Music by
Francesc Gener 
 
Cinematography by
Carlos González 
 
Film Editing by
Jaume Vilalta 
 
Casting by
Greg Kyle 
Américo Piñeiro 
Naomi Yoelin 
 
Production Design by
Llorenç Miquel 
 
Art Direction by
Enrique Echeverría 
 
Costume Design by
Catou Verdier 
 
Makeup Department
Anthony C. Ferrante .... special makeup effects consultant
José Antonio Sánchez .... makeup supervisor
Susana Sánchez .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Adriana Aimo .... production manager
Jordi Berenguer .... production manager
Jesús L. Pérez Villar .... post-production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Manuel L. Cañizares .... first assistant director
M.A. Faura .... second second assistant director
M.A. Faura .... second unit director
LaCris García .... second assistant director (as Cristina García)
Óscar Manero .... second second assistant director
Santi Trullenque .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Laura González .... art department coordinator
Carlos Grané .... assistant props
Jordi Huguet .... storyboard
Jonás Martín .... set construction
Xavier Mateu .... set construction
Bernat Puig .... art department buyer
Oriol Puig .... on-set decorator
Roger Subirachs .... construction manager
Guillem Velarde .... set construction
David DeBartolomé .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Isaac Bonfill .... second unit: boom operator
Manuel Carrión .... foley artist
Salvador Enríquez .... boom operator
Santiago Núñez .... sound mixer: Mexico
Marc Orts .... sound re-recording mixer
Jaume Puig .... sound consultant: Dolby
José Luis Vázquez .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Arturo Balceiro .... special effects makeup
Xavi Bastida .... special effects makeup: DDT crew
R.S. Cole .... creature designs
Mike Elizalde .... mechanical designer
Mike Elizalde .... puppeteer
Damian Fisher .... special effects technician
Joe Gomez .... mold technician
Steve Johnson .... creature effects designer and creator
Tony López .... special effects assistant
Cass McClure .... foam department supervisor: XFX
José M. Meneses .... special effects technician: DDT
 
Visual Effects by
Gloria Bernabeu .... digital compositor
Cesc Biénzobas .... visual effects
Jesús Luque .... visual effects
Laura Maynadé .... digital effects coordinator
Jaume Vilaseca .... visual effects supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eduardo Bonilla .... lighting technician
Elisenda Cardona .... first assistant camera
Salva Castellarnau .... grip
Javier González Leonardo .... grip
Javier Guerrero .... electrician
Guillem Huertas .... second assistant camera
Roger Martínez .... first assistant camera
Núria Roldos .... camera operator
Núria Roldos .... director of photography: second unit
Tersi Roquer .... still photographer
Javier Valderrama .... director of photography: second unit
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Núria Anglada .... seamstress
 
Other crew
Eduardo Albaladejo .... management of rights: Filmax Entertainment
Iván Gómez .... production assistant
Fernando Juncar .... additional production assistant
Anna Kemp .... script supervisor
Alberto Marini .... development executive
Manuel Monzón .... development executive
Carla Pérez de Albéniz .... production assistant
Martin Samper .... making-of crew coordinator
Martin Samper .... marketing and promotion
Elena Serra .... development executive
Alejandro Sánchez de la Peña .... key set production assistant
Fina Torrente .... production coordinator
Isaac Torrás .... production assistant
Santi Trullenque .... assistant: Jack Sholder
Ursi Van der Herten .... assistant: Brian Yuzna
Alberto Álvarez .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Amazon" - Philippines (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for creature violence/gore and language
Runtime:
95 min | Argentina:102 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Abandoned (2006)See more »

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10 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
It's Like Survivor With Giant Spiders!, 6 October 2002
Author: mrpool03 from Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

Arachnid is a pretty good movie which follows the similar sci-fi mutated monster style of film in the tradition of Critters, Anaconda, etc. We have a group of humans who are trying to survive against a species of alien spider, which is done up by better than average special effects. The group of humans are interesting, consisting of a female pilot, a spider researcher, two medical people, some soldiers, and some island natives. It's like Survivor with spiders! Much of the film consists of build up, with a bit of gore dropped in every so often. Unless you are terrified of spiders, this film won't scare you at all.

I can't say enough of things about Alex Reid, who plays Mercer, the lead female heroine. She is incredibly attractive and sexy. Most of the film she is dressed a la Tomb Raider style, if not less. I believe this is the only film she has done so far but hopefully, we can see more in the future. Forget the spiders, watch the film for her!

I recommend this film not only for Alex Reid but because the special effects are decent, and it always fun to see who will survive against the monster.

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