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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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Featured in The Abandoned (2006) See more »

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Scuttling alien spider thingy attacks scientists in the South Pacific.
8 April 2007 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

I don't mind admitting that spiders freak me out and the idea of flesh burrowing parasites....well, they make my skin crawl. So it's not surprising that big bug creature features are amongst my favourite horror movies; they can unsettle me without even trying.

Arachnid, produced by Brian Yuzna and directed by Jack Sholder (who helmed the fun flick The Hidden and the abysmal Nightmare on Elm Street 2) is a 'by-the-numbers' effort which, despite being extremely predictable, entertains with its impressive (and often yucky) effects by Steve Johnson.

When a UFO explodes over some South Pacific islands, a deadly creature is let loose which causes havoc amongst the natives. A team of scientists are sent to investigate and are soon fighting for their lives against a mutant monster that is part alien and part spider.

Chock full of clichés, Sholder's low budget bug-fest isn't going to win any awards for originality and doesn't make a lot of sense, but with its attractive spunky heroine Mercer (Alex Reid), busty doctor (Neus Asensi) and its (sometimes, quite literally) eye-popping gore, I found it to be a reasonably entertaining monster movie.


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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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Budget:

$570,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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