Earth vs. the Spider (2001)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  7 October 2001 (USA)
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A shy, obsessive comic book fan gets injected with an experimental serum of a lab that is studying how to give humans the abilities of spiders. At first he develops minor abilities such as ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Det. Insp. Jack Grillo
Quentin Kemmer
Stephanie Lewis
Trixie Grillo
Officer Williams
Mario Roccuzzo ...
Nick Bezis
Midtown murderer
Gutterpunk #1 (as Zia)
Lloyd (gutterpunk #2) (as Lloyd Lowe)
Michael Keenan ...
Ted Rooney ...
Huge cop
Rob Hill ...
Liquor store cop
Brian J. Gilbert ...


A shy, obsessive comic book fan gets injected with an experimental serum of a lab that is studying how to give humans the abilities of spiders. At first he develops minor abilities such as increased strength, which allows him to fight local criminals and bullies, thus living out his dream of being a superhero, and impressing his attractive next-door neighbor. Things start to get more odd when he is able to shoot webs out of his abdomen. Then he loses control over the force with which he applies his increasingly deadly abilities, as well as his judgment to discern between criminals and jokesters. His dream becomes a nightmare when he starts growing large spider body parts, he's in constant pain, and he develops a nearly insatiable hunger. A detective with a traumatized wife begins investigating when bodies covered in cobwebs and spider venom start piling up. Written by Parca Mortem <>

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Science made Quentin a mutant. Nature made him a killer.

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Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »

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7 October 2001 (USA)  »

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The character Quentin Kemmer is named after Ed Kemmer, star of the original _Earth vs the Spider (1958)_. See more »


References The Fly (1986) See more »

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Spidey gone completely wrong
24 April 2004 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I should say i caught this little piece of gem the other day on tv and this tv movie was quite impressive.To begin with we have this kid who loses his job as a security officer at a research lab as he screws up a bust up by a bunch of crooks .To top it the kid injects himself with some potion say xxx which has something to do with spiders .So this kid will he become a super hero or some thing very sinister? thats for u to watch mucho. And well we have Dan akroyd as the investigating officer,and he gives a good performance.The movie builds upon the premise which we all dreamt when we were kids "to be a super hero with that special powers in order to save the world, save the girl and save the day". Quite a little neat movie i give it 4 otta 5.Have a good day.

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