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Camel Spiders -- Set in the southwestern U.S., a group of people band together to fight back against an army of unwelcome predators: camel spiders, who for years have tormented our armed forces in the Middle East.

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Director:
Writers:
J. Brad Wilke (written by) and
Jim Wynorski (written by)
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Release Date:
4 March 2011 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
They really get under your skin See more »
Plot:
Based on actual creatures that for years have tormented United States armed forces in the Middle East... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Awful Spider CGI and no other special effects See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Brian Krause ... Capt. Sturges

C. Thomas Howell ... Sheriff Beaumont

Melissa Brasselle ... Sgt. Shelly Underwood (as Rocky DeMarco)
Frankie Cullen ... Schwalb
Hayley Sanchez ... Hayley (as Hayley DeMarco)

Diana Terranova ... Patty

GiGi Erneta ... Reba

Michael Swan ... McNeil

Kurt Yaeger ... Joe

Matthew Borlenghi ... Brad (as Matt Borlenghi)

Jon Mack ... Sharon
Michael Bernardi ... Jeff

Corey Landis ... Cain

James Arthur Lewis ... Collins (as James Lewis)

Hugh Mun ... Medic

Gerald Webb ... Army Medic
Jason Smither ... Military Helicopter Pilot

Charles Solomon Jr. ... Deputy Sheriff Jimmy Ray (as Charlie Solomon)
Jessica Finch ... Webbed Girl
Christopher Ray ... Webbed Man (as Chris Ray)
Kayla Gill ... Tracy
Shay Baker ... Carl

Jessica Cameron ... Ashley
Paul Wallace ... Eddie
Gerard Pauwels ... Professor Essex
Jason Greear ... Will
Thomas Dillard ... Bubba
Steve Goldenberg ... Brent (as Steven Goldenberg)

Paula LaBaredas ... Wendy

Amber McConnell ... Erin

Steve Snyder ... Trent
Derek Hockenbrough ... Rick

Damien Puckler ... Bork

Karnell Matthews ... Cage
Elizabeth Elverson Welch ... Drive-In Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Paul Grace ... General Farmer

Stephen Navarro ... Soldier (as Stephen Williams)
Archie Tullos ... Background - Iraq
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Directed by
Jim Wynorski  (as Jay Andrews)
 
Writing credits
J. Brad Wilke (written by) and
Jim Wynorski (written by) (as Jay Andrews)

Produced by
Roger Corman .... executive producer
William Dever .... producer
Steve Goldenberg .... producer
Kosuke Haga .... associate producer
Diana Terranova .... associate producer
Jim Wynorski .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Chuck Cirino 
 
Cinematography by
Andrea V. Rossotto 
 
Film Editing by
Tony Randel 
 
Casting by
Fern Champion 
 
Production Design by
Robert Hummel 
 
Art Direction by
David Hancock 
 
Makeup Department
Marilyn Kieth .... assistant makeup artist
Mara Rouse .... key makeup artist
Mara Rouse .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Ford Riley .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jordan Fincher .... second assistant director
Steve Goldenberg .... second unit director
Christopher Ray .... first assistant director (as Chris Ray)
 
Art Department
Eric Miles .... property master
 
Sound Department
Tom Barker .... sound recordist: Indiana
Reagan Bond .... sound
Lorita de la Cerna .... foley artist
Patrick Giraudi .... adr editor
Patrick Giraudi .... adr recordist
Patrick Giraudi .... sound designer
Patrick Giraudi .... sound re-recording mixer
Patrick Giraudi .... supervising sound editor
Gerard Jakubowicz .... adr supervisor
Xavier Sol .... sound designer
Xavier Sol .... sound effects editor
Cristina Turek .... assistant sound editor
 
Special Effects by
R.J. Reld .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Linda Drake .... visual effects editor
Jennifer Kutchaver .... roto artist
Kevin Kutchaver .... visual effects supervisor
Glen David Miller .... 3D supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Helen Atkins .... still photographer
Fred Bleke .... second assistant camera
Nicholas Davidoff .... steadicam operator
Ben Demaree .... gaffer
Ben Demaree .... second unit director of photography
Bobby Garret .... electrician
Eddie Hanson .... grip
Trent Hayworth .... assistant dolly grip
Elizabeth Heim .... second assistant camera
Fritz Hooper .... assistant steadicam operator
Sarah Keally .... first assistant camera
Jerry Rogers .... key grip
Matt Rogers .... dolly grip
John Ruiz .... additional first assistant camera
Harry Sanders .... best boy electric
Bryan Shay .... best boy grip
 
Editorial Department
Mark Rios .... post-production assistant
Mike Todd .... colorist
 
Transportation Department
Billy Hopkins .... driver
Jason Miller .... transportation
 
Other crew
Dennis Foley .... key set production assistant
Elyse Holloway .... production assistant: second unit
Rick Keiths .... production accountant
Mary Keys .... production assistant
Shelia Marks .... production coordinator
Jed Rowen .... adr loop group
Jennifer Tillis .... location scout
 
Thanks
Cicci Martinez .... special thanks
Tanni Tatum .... special thanks
 

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USA:79 min
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Trivia:
The actors cast to play American soldiers did a wardrobe change after lunch and then played the Taliban forces.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When we see the coffin in the back of the truck, it appears they are driving through somewhat rough terrain, yet when the scene cuts to the two soldiers talking in the front, it seems they are driving through a really smooth highway.See more »
Movie Connections:
References King Kong (1933)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Wanna Be a Bad GirlSee more »

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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Awful Spider CGI and no other special effects, 1 December 2012
Author: peace63 from Valencia, Spain

If you have ever seen any video or photos of camel spiders from the Middle East,you know that they are huge, furry, and nasty looking spiders that are up to two feet long from one end to the other. These are thick, nasty, hairy spiders.

So when I saw the CGI effects of flat, thin, shiny spiders that arc across the screen in formation, I knew that this was going to be an awfully bad movie. This CGI is at Nintendo Space Invaders level.

Then I started to notice the other lapses in realistic special effects. Such as guns that look very plastic, and which do not have any recoil action. The actors are standing there pumping their arms as they shoot, since the guns have no recoil or other realistic gun action.

When a spider gets shot, it bleeds red blood. A spider is an insect. While it has some reddish blood, most of the back end is a white glob of intestines. So when you shoot big fat spiders in the thick end, it should look like a nasty glob of white pus with some reddish blood mixed in. Of course, that would be a lot harder to make than just a splash of red, so we get very fake spider blood, and none of the spiders fall off the walls when they die. They just stay in their spider attack formation.

Even the spiders that attack people up close are not realistic puppets. Just more of the same fake looking CGI. I have to say that this is easily one of the worst insect-attack movies that I have ever seen.

The acting is equally horrifying. Since this is all CGI, the actors were all basically standing in front of blue screen for every shot, talking to themselves and looking at imaginary CGI spiders. Pulling off any level of realistic acting when all the characters are just standing around in front of blue screens is not easy. It is a lot harder when the script is impossible to understand. Nothing makes sense about this story, beyond the fact that everyone is running away from the Nintendo spiders.

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