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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 »
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It's a monster movie' s homage with a gigantic spider on a tropical island See more (49 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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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1.85 : 1 See more »
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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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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
It's a monster movie' s homage with a gigantic spider on a tropical island, 7 October 2008
Author: ma-cortes

A plane driven by a pilot(Alex Reid) and transporting ex-marines(Chris Potter, Luis Lorenzo), a scientist(Ravil Isyanov) and doctors(Jose Sancho, Neus Asensi) crashes on a tropical island that contains a lethal carnivorous alien spider. The mission of the medics to find a formula to heal ills and the pilot to look for her brother disappeared when his jet was downed. They're accidentally lost and the eight-legged spider causes wreak havoc terrorizing and destroying the crew . Lethal alien spider meets up local natives and crew and spontaneously catch them and begins to consume people. The spider rapidly multiplies and the protagonists confronting with it .

This chiller with middling budget packs thrills, chills, some good action and few funny moments. It's a hybrid of monster movies from the 50s such as 'Tarantula' and modern American production such as 'Depredator'. The thrilling screenplay is a bit yawn-inspiring but nifty special effects will keep you from dozing off, its author is Steve Johnson, he's a nice creature effects designer, a perfect craftsman who made effects in 'Spiderman II' , 'Species II' , ' Blade II' , and ' War of worlds ' , among others. On the whole this is a suspenseful and tense thriller especially at the amazing ending tableau when Chris Potter and Alex Reid have to tackle the gigantic spider at the lair in the final. The tale is well produced by Brian Yuzna and Julio Fernandez, owners of Fantastic Factory productions, a successful terror movies company. The motion picture is professionally directed by Jack Sholder with rather too much camera movement and there are also lots of low-angle shots of people hanging around waiting to get bitten by the carnivorous spider. Although nothing which haven't been seen before, this is not the picture to watch if you are scared of spiders , however the movie is quite entertaining. Utterly arachnophobia people must flee this film.

Other movies about those bugs are the following : ¨Tarantula(1955)¨ by Jack Arnold with John Agar; ¨Tarantula: the deadly cargo(1977)¨ with Claude Akins; ¨Kingdom of spiders(77)¨ by John Budd Cardos with William Shatner and ¨Arachnophobia(1990)¨ by Frank Marshall with John Goodman.

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