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Arachnid (2001)

A man is taken to a small clinic in Guam with mysterious bites on him. This sparks a search for what could have caused such wounds. A group of men and women fly to the island he lived on to... See full summary »

Director:

Jack Sholder

Writer:

Mark Sevi (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Chris Potter ... Lev Valentine
Alex Reid ... Loren Mercer
José Sancho ... Dr. Samuel Leon
Neus Asensi ... Susana
Ravil Isyanov ... Henry Capri
Luis Lorenzo Crespo Luis Lorenzo Crespo ... Reyes (as Luis Lorenzo)
Rocqueford Allen Rocqueford Allen ... Bear
Jesús Cabrero Jesús Cabrero ... Lightfoot
Robert Vicencio Robert Vicencio ... Toe Boy (as Robert Gabriel Vicencio)
Héctor Chiquín Héctor Chiquín ... Native 1
Conejo Wilson Conejo Wilson ... Native 2
Fausto Gualsaqui Fausto Gualsaqui ... Native 3
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Storyline

A man is taken to a small clinic in Guam with mysterious bites on him. This sparks a search for what could have caused such wounds. A group of men and women fly to the island he lived on to investigate the situation. Due to technical problems, their small plane crashes and they are stranded on the island. After some time, they come to find the man's village is empty and that strange new breeds of killer arachnids have appeared all about the forest. Written by Joe Shaffer <liverboyjoe179@cs.com>

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Taglines:

Ha venido de otro mundo... Para quedarse. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for creature violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

29 June 2001 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

8 Legs See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$570,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Jack Sholder has said this about the film: "I basically did it for the money and it was a stupid script. I got to live in Barcelona for six months and, you know, they paid me well. Everything was good except I had to go to work everyday and shoot a dumb script. I haven't seen that one since, you know, I made it. And some people say 'Oh well, it's actually better than you think', but I basically tell people to avoid that one." See more »

Goofs

When Valentine (Chris Potter) tells Mercer "Just help me get these people out of here and I'll come back with you" around 51 minutes in, Mercer (Alex Reid) opens her mouth to reply but only the voice of the doctor (José Sancho), who had just walked into their perspective, can be heard, making it sound like Mercer is talking with a man's voice as no audio whatsoever is heard coming from her mouth. See more »

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Not really bad, but not really good either.
18 May 2003 | by HypnoticaSee all my reviews

I was watching a cheesy horror flick (can't remember which one) at my grandparents house one day, and this movie happened to be showing right after it. I figured, 'What the hell? I'll give it a shot.' It didn't make my top ten list of cheesy horror flicks. I liked it. But I'm warning you right now, this one gets really gross. As in bugs crawling under your skin, literally, gross. Definitely not for the faint of heart. And leaves you with a not so happily ever after ending. If you like gore, you'll like this. If you're arachnaphobic, you'll hate it. For those of you who say all of these movies are alike, you'll be happy to know that this one is a little different. The title is more accurate than I thought. Though the story does concentrate mainly on the creature that the word 'arachnid' brings to mind, the spider, it is not limited to it. It includes other species of arachnids. And as an added bonus, there is a cute guy in it, who takes his shirt off for us. And for the guys, there is a girl in a bra. There is some comedy relief in small doses. I would recommend at least giving this movie a shot. There are worse movies out there that actually made it to the big screen.


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