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Camel Spiders (2011)

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Dozen of large, man-eating camel spiders first attack soldiers in thr desert of Iraq, then invades the southwestern areas of the United States.

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Sheriff Ken Beaumont
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Hayley Mullins (as Hayley DeMarco)
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McNeil
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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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The actors cast to play American soldiers did a wardrobe change after lunch and then played the Taliban forces. See more »

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The army truck crash supposedly happens at an intersection, yet when we see the scene from the trooper's point of view, there is no road behind or ahead the truck. See more »

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Ashley: Will you two give it a rest, please? You sound like two old ladies trapped in the bodies of 20-year-old mega nerds.
Will: And by mega nerds, you mean by future Nobel Prize winners?
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Regardless of budget, spiders are creepy!
29 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had relatively low expectations going into this one (what do you expect with a $500k budget?!), so I'm happy to report I was pleasantly surprised to find a low-budget, fun, monster movie buried in this straight-to-DVD feature.

Granted, there are no groundbreaking special effects or acting, but the writing and story was not nearly as bad (i.e. boring) as some of the other current movies in this league. Paraphrasing, my favorite line: "If sarcasm worked as well as bullets on these bugs, I'd contact you first." My biggest complaint is with the bad CGI effects. Money should have been better spent on spider puppets and buckets of fake blood. The CGI looks like something 15-year-olds create for a YouTube video.

In the spirit of Tremors and Eight Legged Freaks, Camel Spiders should be remembered has one of the better low-budget, Sci-Fi Channel feature.


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