Earth vs. the Spider (2001 TV Movie)
the main character briefly becomes an arachnid theme crimebuster pace Richard Wentworth, the Spider
Both films are science fiction horror tragedies involving mild mannered and good hearted men who are unwillingly turned slowly, painfully and humiliatingly into insectoid monsters. Both unsuccessfully fight their insect natures, and both beg for death by gunfire with their little remaining humanity, and die before the women they love.
Lara Croft mentioned
watched on TV in the comic book store
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