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Earth vs. the Spider (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  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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Gutterpunk #1 (as Zia)
Lloyd Lowe Jr. ...
Lloyd (gutterpunk #2) (as Lloyd Lowe)
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Ted Rooney ...
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Rob Hill ...
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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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Not a remake of the 1958 cult classic.
16 May 2003 | by (Surrey, England) – See all my reviews

For some reason film reviewers have created and now perpetuate the myth that this is a remake of the 1958 Bert Gordon film. Apart from the title, the Arkoff connection and the odd "in" reference (the leading character's surname is Kemmer - see cast list for the 1958 film), this dreadful tv movie has nothing whatsoever to do with the cult classic original. A cross between "Spiderman" and "The Fly", this uninspired and boring time-waster has a weak script, poor sets and a barely adequate cast. The make-up is reasonable but, despite the gap of nearly half a century, the special effects are nowhere near as good as those of the 1958 version - and Bert Gordon's films were not known for their lavish special effects budgets. Don't fail to miss it!


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