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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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Det. Insp. Jack Grillo
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Quentin Kemmer
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Stephanie Lewis
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Trixie Grillo
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Officer Williams
Mario Roccuzzo ...
Nick Bezis
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Han
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Midtown murderer
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Gutterpunk #1 (as Zia)
Lloyd Lowe Jr. ...
Lloyd (gutterpunk #2) (as Lloyd Lowe)
Michael Keenan ...
Willie
Ted Rooney ...
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Huge cop
Rob Hill ...
Liquor store cop
Brian J. Gilbert ...
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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 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 <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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


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

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A comic book brought to life!
23 October 2001 | by (Burbank, CA) – See all my reviews

This movie was everything I hoped it would be! The director and writers created a wonderful comic book feel that made this movie all the more enjoyable. Devon G. did an excellent job as Quinten - we felt every emotion he felt. His character was well written. We understood his struggle as he tried to accomplish his dream of being a hero and how that dream slowly destroyed him. I loved the comic book store owner as well. There were some great scenes that took place there. I thought this was a well put together movie - the writing, casting, directing, music and of course - THE SPIDER!


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