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Camel Spiders (2011)

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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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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)  »

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Arañas del desierto  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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WILHELM SCREAM: Heard when one of the characters is attacked outside the diner. See more »

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The exterior view from the inside of the police car during the car chase scene doesn't match the scenery outside (i.e. the sky has a different tone, there is more vegetation, etc.) See more »

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Medic: My people call them "devils of the sand."
Captain Mike Sturges: Well, whatever you call 'em, they were angels for us today.
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References King Kong (1933) See more »

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I Wanna Be a Bad Girl
Written by Melissa Brasselle
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Really does scrape the bottom of the barrel
5 December 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I am a person who juggles my many music commitments with some free time, which I use to watch movies and listen to music. Save a few tolerable ones, a lot of the SyFy movies are terrible. Camel Spiders is no exception, in fact it is one of SyFy's very worst.

As bad as Titanic II, Mega Piranha, 2010: Moby Dick, Battle of Los Angeles and Quantum Apocalypse are, and they are, awful even, Camel Spiders makes them award-worthy in comparison.

To begin criticising Camel Spiders would be difficult as there is so much wrong. Let's start with how the film is made, Camel Spiders is one of the cheapest looking of all the SyFy movies right down from the slapdash filming to the gimmicky way the gore and such is used.

Camel Spiders completely fails in the script and story too. The script contains some of the worst dialogue I've heard, it was all very forced and cliché-ridden. The story isn't engaging in the least, it was to me a silly premise anyway, but the story itself was bland and predictable with too much time wasted on some of the least interesting story ideas of the movie.

The characters I felt indifferent too, they are annoying and underdeveloped and the camel spiders of the title are not menacing at all and laughable in their design. The direction is sloppy, the soundtrack is forgettable, the sound effects sound distorted and are misplaced and the pace is inconsistent with both rushed and pedestrian moments. And need I mention how wooden across the board the acting was? Overall, a terrible movie and one of SyFy's bottom-of-the-barrel type movies. 0/10 Bethany Cox


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