Camel Spiders (2011)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  4 March 2011 (USA)
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Based on actual creatures that for years have tormented United States armed forces in the Middle East, these creatures have now invaded the southwestern deserts of the United States. The ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sheriff Ken Beaumont
Sgt. Shelly Underwood (as Rocky DeMarco)
Frankie Cullen ...
Hayley Sanchez ...
Hayley Mullins (as Hayley DeMarco)
Brad Mullins (as Matt Borlenghi)
Sharon Mullins
Collins (as James Lewis)


Based on actual creatures that for years have tormented United States armed forces in the Middle East, these creatures have now invaded the southwestern deserts of the United States. The Camel Spiders now freely hunt for prey, unafraid of any predator - including man. No place is safe no one is beyond their paralyzing sting. In the end, a small band of hearty fighters are forced to make one last stand against the creatures. Written by Anonymous

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4 March 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Arañas del desierto  »

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$500,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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WILHELM SCREAM: Heard when one of the characters is attacked outside the diner. See more »


Anything given as fact about the "spiders" in this movie is probably wrong. See more »


Patty: Well, how come you don't want a gun?
Jeff: I'm a pacifist. Chicks dig it. So I don't need a picture of me holding an M-16 showing up on Facebook.
Patty: I'm sure that's the least of your worries right now.
Jeff: Why do I need a gun for when I have a real-life GI Joe protecting me?
Patty: You know, if sarcasm worked better on bugs than bullets, then you'd be the first person I'd call.
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References King Kong (1933) See more »


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It was so bad it was actually fun to watch...
27 April 2012 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

"Camel Spiders" was so bad it was actually worth watching just for the laughs. This movie has everything you could possibly want from a cheesy horror movie - bad CGI effects, laughable plot, incoherent story, unlimited ammunition, screaming spiders, bad acting, and much, much more.

The story in "Camel Spiders" is about soldiers in the desert somewhere in the Middle East, fighting someone, when a group of big spiders show up. A soldier is killed, and when shipped home, two fairly small spiders sneak into the box containing the corpse of the soldier. Then back in the US, the box is opened because of an accident, and spiders emerge to wreak havoc on the local residents.

Fairly average storyline that borrows heavily from "Arachnophobia" and "Eight Legged Freaks".

There were two spiders in the box, but suddenly there are hundreds of them in the area in the US, ranging from the size of a man's fist to a coffee table. How did they get to be that numerous and that big so fast? That incoherency in the story was just hilarious. Moving on though, while shooting at the marauding spiders, the people had endless amounts of ammo and never reloaded their weapons. And to make matters worse, most of the time people were not even shooting downward where the spiders were, but they were shooting in hip or chest level, that was just hilarious. And the camel spiders were constantly screaming. Yeah, sure, why not?

"Camel Spiders" was one of the worse spider movies that I have seen, right up there with the likes of "In the Spider's Web" and "Spiders 2". However, the movie is so stupid and cheesy that it is actually worth sitting through it, just to see what bad thing is waiting around the next corner. Just make sure you are sitting in an upright position while watching the movie, I was on a couch and I dozed off once or twice.

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