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Big Ass Spider! -- 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.
Big Ass Spider! --  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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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. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Greg Grunberg ... Alex Mathis

Lin Shaye ... Mrs. Jefferson

Ruben Pla ... Carl The Mortician

Alexis Kendra ... Nurse Lisa (as Alexis Peters)

Lombardo Boyar ... Jose Ramos
Bob Bledsoe ... Director Harris
Eben Kostbar ... Lead Technician

Ray Wise ... Major Braxton C. Tanner

Clare Kramer ... Lt. Karly Brant

Patrick Bauchau ... Dr. Lucas

Kerry O'Quinn ... Elderly Patient (as Kerry Hedick O'Quinn)

Adam Gierasch ... Homeless Man

Bobby C. King ... Lead Operative

James Mathis III ... Street Cop
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Chaton Anderson ... Girl with the rack (uncredited)

Shaked Berenson ... Himself (uncredited)

Mary Czerwinski ... Victim (uncredited)

Dana Davidson ... Nurse / Patient (uncredited)
Jennifer Gonzalez ... Doctor / Victim (uncredited)
Joseph Hui ... Cocoon Victim (uncredited)
Andrew Kasch ... Cocoon Victim (uncredited)

Lloyd Kaufman ... Himself - Jogger (uncredited)
Benjamin Michael Marsh ... Nurse / Victim (uncredited)
Sarah Oliver ... Cocoon Victim (uncredited)
Peter Podgursky ... Paramedic (uncredited)
Blake Reigle ... Nurse (uncredited)
Shannon Robles ... Civilian (uncredited)
David Rosiak ... Terrified Civilian (uncredited)

Dylan Shmueli ... SWAT Operative (uncredited)

Staci Layne Wilson ... Cocoon Victim (uncredited)

Directed by
Mike Mendez 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gregory Gieras 

Produced by
Shaked Berenson .... producer
Patrick Ewald .... producer
Sarah Gyldenvand .... associate producer
Uri Levanon .... associate producer
Erik Olson .... line producer
Travis Stevens .... producer
Klaus von Sayn-Wittgenstein .... producer
Original Music by
Ceiri Torjussen 
Cinematography by
Benji Bakshi 
Film Editing by
Mike Mendez 
Production Design by
Sxv'leithan Essex 
Art Direction by
Nick Martin 
Sean O'Brien 
Costume Design by
Ambre Wrigley 
Makeup Department
David Charles .... first assistant makeup artist
Emma Jacobs .... hair department head
Emma Jacobs .... makeup department head
Roy Knyrim .... Make Up Effects Designer
India Mimms .... assistant makeup artist
Rianna Crittendon .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Baig Ammar .... animation production manager (film segments)
R. Andru .... production manager
J.E. Moore .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joshua Lou Friedman .... first assistant director
Lauren Elizabeth Hood .... second assistant director (as Lauren Hood)
Buz Wallick .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Aaron Arnold .... set dresser
Connie Bakshi .... set dresser
Nick Bodkin .... set dresser
Blake Jones .... set dresser
Maxwell Loeb .... assistant art director (as Max Loeb)
Sound Department
David Barber .... re-recording mixer
David Barber .... supervising sound editor
Erik Clabeaux .... sound mixer
Gonzalo Espinoza .... adr supervisor
Sean Gray .... sound designer
Sean Gray .... sound effects editor
David Kitchens .... foley artist
David Kitchens .... sound designer (sound designer)
David Kitchens .... sound
Bull Sanchez .... boom operator
Ken Skoglund .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Cleve Hall .... fabricator (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Ghazi Ali .... compositor
Haris Ali .... compositor
Mohammad Bilal .... visual effects supervisor
Ali Haider .... fx artist
Asif Iqbal .... visual effects producer
Haider Iqbal .... visual effects line producer
Taimoor Jahangir .... sequence supervisor
Umair Hameed Khan .... compositor
Asad Leghari .... visual effects: Sequence Supervisor
Mirza Masoom .... lead vfx
Rizwan Muhammad .... visual effects artist
Raheel Qureshi .... visual effects artist
Ali Raza .... lead rigger
Danish Raza .... concept artist
Sajid Saim .... modeler (as Sajid Hussain Sayal)
Wassay Sami .... lead modeler
Talha Shamsi .... modeling supervisor/lead creature artist
Asad Sheikh .... surfacing artist (as Asad Jawaid)
Zubair Tahir .... sequence supervisor
Naseer Umer .... lead cg modeler
Khan Usman .... digital compositor
Furkan Wahab .... charater td
Bobby C. King .... stunt coordinator
Mark Riccardi .... stunt double: Greg Grunberg
Mark Riccardi .... stunts
Tony Snegoff .... stunt rigger
Camera and Electrical Department
Drew Adams .... additional photography
Bryce Anderson .... grip
Nick Bodkin .... electrician
Caleb 'Muscles McGee' Bucy .... grip
Johanna Cerati .... second assistant camera
Adam Dorris .... b camera: First Assistant Camera
Mike Fares .... grip
Mathew Garrett .... set lighting technician
Shaun Giordano .... key grip
Jennifer Gittings .... electrician
Joe Hernandez .... co-gaffer
Joseph B. Hernandez .... best boy electric
Justen Hernandez .... gaffer
Daryl Norrbom .... best boy electric
Tanisha R. Pabón .... camera production assistant
Ari Robbins .... steadicam operator
Benjamin Semanoff .... "b" camera/steadicam operator (as Ben Semanoff)
Benjamin Semanoff .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Ben Semanoff)
Benjamin Semanoff .... steadicam operator (as Ben Semanoff)
Lamar Sulaka .... camera operator: second unit
Salvador Vega .... first assistant camera
Austyn Woodward .... best boy grip
Animation Department
Muhammad Basit Alam .... animator
Muhammad Basit Alam .... lead animator
Syed Waqar Alam .... animator
Syed Muhammad Ali .... animator: animation
Masood Hussain .... lead animator
Zeeshan Karimi .... lead animator
Malik.Gillani .... animator
Khan Mansoor .... animator
Freyan Mavalvala .... animator
Jawed Shaikh Raheel .... animator (as Raheel Jawaid)
Fahad Riaz .... animator
Faiyaz Saleem .... animator
Wassay Sami .... animator
Umair Shahid .... senior modeler
Editorial Department
Michael Eaves .... digital intermediate colorist
Daniel Hasenstaub .... conform artist
Charles Hildreth .... assistant conform artist
Vanessa Ruane .... assistant editor
Kody Troy Davidson .... editor: close captioning (uncredited)
Music Department
Kitty Bancroft .... musician: guitar
Sean Fernald .... music supervisor
Peter Fuchs .... music recordist
M.B. Gordy .... musician: drums
Shinnosuke Miyazawa .... score mixer
Jake Render .... orchestrator
Martin Roller .... assistant scoring engineer
Martin Roller .... scoring assistant
Ceiri Torjussen .... conductor
Ceiri Torjussen .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Michael Arnold .... driver
Brittany Leos .... driver
Robert Leos .... transportation captain
Noelle Van De Car .... driver
Other crew
Natan Bogin .... production assistant
Arielle Brachfeld .... production assistant
Sara Branscum .... script supervisor (as Sara Sposito)
Erik Bright .... film publicist
Briana J. Castaneda .... production assistant
Brian W. Collins .... end titles
Greg Commons .... accounting department
Adi Dardik .... production assistant
David Deloue .... production assistant
Lucy Doty .... studio owner
Melissa Goncalves .... production assistant
Erin Grumley .... script supervisor
Joseph Hui .... production assistant
Marguerite Lliteras .... studio operations manager
Ralph Lliteras .... studio manager
Maxwell Loeb .... production assistant (as Max Loeb)
Derek Nguyen .... production assistant
Katie Page .... production accountant
Hussain Parsaiyan .... pipeline engineer (pipeline engineer)
Robin Petgrave .... helicopter pilot
Ed Rivero .... production assistant (as Eduardo Rivero)
Ursula Sophie-Charlotte Seifried .... Public Relation Specialist
Christian Shelton .... social media manager
Dylan Shmueli .... production assistant (as Dylan Raines)
Jake Watson .... production assistant
Lindsay Woodcox .... production assistant
Cassandra L. Alermoth .... thanks
Chaton Anderson .... thanks
Jace Anderson .... thanks
Shane Bitterling .... thanks
Arielle Brachfeld .... thanks
Ali Canzoneri .... thanks
Ron Carlson .... special thanks
Tom Corn .... thanks
Sxv'leithan Essex .... in loving memory of
Christina Evola .... thanks
Maria Frangol .... thanks
Jennifer Gonzalez .... special thanks
Hunter Johnson .... thanks
Lloyd Kaufman .... thanks
Elwardi. Kevin .... thanks
Julie Kroll .... special thanks
Sherwin Kuo .... thanks
Dougie Luff .... thanks
John Martinetto .... thanks (as John Martinello)
Krista Nolan .... thanks
Moritz Opel .... thanks
Kora Peters .... thanks
Madeleine Pla .... very special thanks
Jose Prendes .... thanks
Alynn Ray .... thanks
Jeffrey Reddick .... special thanks
Shannon Robles .... special thanks
David Rosiak .... special thanks
Dawnielle Royalty .... thanks
Jason Rutherford .... thanks
Jennifer Woxler .... thanks

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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and gore
80 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA15+ (2013) | Canada:14A (Manitoba) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Germany:16 | Netherlands:16 | Singapore:PG13 | South Korea:15 | UK:15 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #47807)

Did You Know?

The "Jogger", played as himself by legendary "B" producer Lloyd Kaufman (of Troma Films fame), was originally to be called "Handsome Jogger", but was renamed when Kaufman, who was visiting Los Angeles, agreed to a cameo in the film.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: 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 »
Alex Mathis:Let's do it for the kids!
Jose Ramos:Let's do it for the kids...
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What is Big Assed Spider! about?
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Good effects, but tries too hard to be funny, 5 November 2015
Author: Leofwine_draca from United Kingdom

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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