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Big Ass Spider! (2013)

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A giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampage the city of Los Angeles. When a massive military strike fails, it is up to a team of scientists and one clever exterminator to kill the creature before the city is destroyed.

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Alex Mathis
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Carl The Mortician
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Nurse Lisa (as Alexis Peters)
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Jose Ramos
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Major Braxton C. Tanner
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Lt. Karly Brant
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Dr. Lucas
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Elderly Patient (as Kerry Hedick O'Quinn)
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Homeless Man
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A giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampage the city of Los Angeles. When a massive military strike fails, it is up to a team of scientists and one clever exterminator to kill the creature before the city is destroyed.

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10 stories high and very hungry.


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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and gore | See all certifications »

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10 October 2014 (Spain)  »

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As one of many inside jokes, producers Shaked Berenson and 'Patrick Ewald' (qav) doubled for lead actors Greg Grunberg and Lombardo Boyar. Three of these shots ended up in the final cut. See more »

Goofs

In the park scene, right when the bikini girls become aware of the spider, the camera crew and camera cast shadows on the ground. See more »

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Dr. Lucas: Did you ever see the arachnid?
Jose Ramos: I don't know what that is. Did you say Iraq?
Dr. Lucas: Arachnid.
Jose Ramos: I like your pipe.
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Part-way through the credits, the Major interrupts and asks the hero for help with a different major insect problem. See more »

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Referenced in Monster Man: Between Arachnid and a Hard Place (2012) See more »

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Giant Spider
Written by Michael Partel
Performed by Blood Sucking Zombies From Outerspace
Courtesy of Schlitzer-Pepi Records
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Good effects, but tries too hard to be funny
5 November 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

BIG ASS SPIDER! is a giant spider comedy/horror spoof following in the tradition of other arachnid comedies like EIGHT-LEGGED FREAKS. This one's an unashamed B-movie, gently riffing on genre conventions while playing out exactly the same as you'd expect, although it's noticeably more comedic than something The Asylum would churn out.

It was the comedic nature of this film that I wasn't really a fan of. If the comedy had been a little less over the top and the performances a little less theatrical then I would have enjoyed it more, but as it stands this goes way over the top in its attempts to be goofy. The central exterminator duo are particularly testing and unfortunately dragged the entertainment value right down for me. They just didn't appeal and their jokes felt stale and repetitive.

It's a shame, as BIG ASS SPIDER! boasts some very impressive CGI effects, which are a lot better than in similar fare put out by the SyFy Channel or The Asylum. Plus, the excellent Korean monster flick THE HOST appears to have been an inspiration here, particularly in a set-piece sequence where the giant spider rampages in the park which plays out almost exactly the same as in that movie. It's the highlight of an otherwise mediocre outing.


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