4.3/10
1,897
56 user 31 critic

Earth vs. the Spider (2001)

Trailer
1:54 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story) | 5 more credits »
Reviews

IMDb at Comic-Con 2016

Visit our Comic-Con section to see what's trending, watch celebrity interviews, follow event coverage, browse cosplay photos, take our Fan IQ quizzes, and more.

Browse IMDb's Guide to Comic-Con

1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Spider (1958)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Teenagers from a rural community and their high school science teacher join forces to battle a giant mutant spider.

Director: Bert I. Gordon
Stars: Ed Kemmer, June Kenney, Eugene Persson
The Day the World Ended (TV Movie 2001)
Sci-Fi | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Horror film finds a killer alien, who is just misunderstood, devouring people. A school psychologist investigates the death of a student's mother and finds the boy believes he is the son of... See full summary »

Director: Terence Gross
Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Bobby Edner, Randy Quaid
Tentacles (1977)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

A mutated giant octopus wreaks havoc on a California seaside community.

Director: Ovidio G. Assonitis
Stars: John Huston, Shelley Winters, Bo Hopkins
How to Make a Monster (TV Movie 2001)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

An evil video game comes to life and hunts the group of developers.

Director: George Huang
Stars: Clea DuVall, Steven Culp, Tyler Mane
Fantasy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In Ireland, two carnies abduct a mermaid and decide to take her to America. In their sea route, the seductive and mysterious creature reveals an uncontrollable darker side.

Director: Sebastian Gutierrez
Stars: Rufus Sewell, Carla Gugino, Jim Piddock
The Blob (1988)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A strange lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows.

Director: Chuck Russell
Stars: Shawnee Smith, Kevin Dillon, Donovan Leitch Jr.
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

It's the post-apocalypse, and the world has been changed by "the accident," a chemical warfare experiment gone awry. At an isolated subterranean complex, a group of people survives because ... See full summary »

Director: Thierry Notz
Stars: Andrew Stevens, Starr Andreeff, George Kennedy
On the Nose (2001)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A luckless gambler finally finds the secret to picking winners at the track - a head in a jar.

Director: David Caffrey
Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Robbie Coltrane, Brenda Blethyn
Teenage Caveman (TV Movie 2002)
Sci-Fi | Thriller | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Teens encounter people, who, after being used as guinea pigs for the experimental testing of a virus can live forever in a post apocalyptic world.

Director: Larry Clark
Stars: Andrew Keegan, Tara Subkoff, Richard Hillman
Croczilla (2012)
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A 36 foot crocodile goes on the rampage in Beijing after being moved from a peaceful Crocodile Farm and onto the menu of a local gangster.

Director: Li Sheng Lin
Stars: Tao Guo, Barbie Hsu, Suet Lam
Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
Director: Alexandre Carrière
Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Peter Michael Dillon, Sally Clelford
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

When a master monster make-up artist is sacked by the new bosses of American International studios, he uses his creations to exact revenge.

Director: Herbert L. Strock
Stars: Robert H. Harris, Paul Brinegar, Gary Conway
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 October 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Spider  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Connections

Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A good old Saturday matinee movie.
24 December 2001 | by (vallejo, united states) – See all my reviews

If your young or into comic book stories, I guess this movie is for you. I only watched it because Dan Aykroyd was in it, and I'm sure he did the move just for kicks. I must say I was a little disappointed.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How does it end!?? Ms_Witch
This movie pretty good, IF.... stevenduret
worth buying? headhunter242
Reminiscent of The Fly? FilmChic87
Chinese 'Spider-Man 3' Pirated DVDs filled with Dan Aykroyd telefilm izzyb412
'Save her? Yes, I'd very much like to save her.' whoisfletch
Discuss Earth vs. the Spider (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?