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Camel Spiders (2011)

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Dozen of large, man-eating camel spiders first attack soldiers in thr desert of Iraq, then invades the southwestern areas of the United States.

Director:

Jim Wynorski (as Jay Andrews)

Writers:

J. Brad Wilke, Jim Wynorski (as Jay Andrews)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Krause ... Captain Mike Sturges
C. Thomas Howell ... Sheriff Ken Beaumont
Melissa Brasselle ... Sgt. Shelly Underwood (as Rocky DeMarco)
Frankie Cullen ... Schwalb
Hayley Sanchez Hayley Sanchez ... Hayley Mullins (as Hayley DeMarco)
Diana Terranova ... Patty
GiGi Erneta ... Reba
Michael Swan ... McNeil
Kurt Yaeger ... Joe
Matt Borlenghi ... Brad Mullins
Jon Mack ... Sharon Mullins
Michael Bernardi ... Jeff
Corey Landis ... Cain
James Arthur Lewis ... Collins (as James Lewis)
Hugh Mun ... Medic
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Based on actual creatures that for years have tormented United States armed forces in the Middle East, these creatures have now invaded the southwestern deserts of the United States. The Camel Spiders now freely hunt for prey, unafraid of any predator - including man. No place is safe no one is beyond their paralyzing sting. In the end, a small band of hearty fighters are forced to make one last stand against the creatures. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arañas del desierto See more »

Filming Locations:

Olancha, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Concorde-New Horizons See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The actors cast to play American soldiers did a wardrobe change after lunch and then played the Taliban forces. See more »

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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 »

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Patty: Well, how come you don't want a gun?
Jeff: I'm a pacifist. Chicks dig it. So I don't need a picture of me holding an M-16 showing up on Facebook.
Patty: I'm sure that's the least of your worries right now.
Jeff: Why do I need a gun for when I have a real-life GI Joe protecting me?
Patty: You know, if sarcasm worked better on bugs than bullets, then you'd be the first person I'd call.
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One of the Worst Corman Films Yet
1 March 2012 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Based on actual creatures that for years have tormented our armed forces in the Middle East, these creatures have now invaded the southwestern deserts of the United States. The Camel Spiders now freely hunt for prey, unafraid of any predator -- including man.

This film should have some redeeming value -- directed by B-legend Jim Wynorski, produced by legend Roger Corman, and starring my good friends Brian Krause ("Sleepwalkers") and Jon Mack... how can this go wrong? I do not know, but it did.

My biggest complaint about this film is that nothing in it is convincing. On top of the bad CGI spiders (which is to be expected from any Corman production these days), there is just no reason to believe the Middle East shots were in the Middle East. The Army uniforms do not look right, and it is not clear why they are wearing camouflage when not in combat.

The story is thin... giant camel spiders attack. When you shoot them, they die. There is no subtext, there is no intellectual theme here. Just a creature feature gone horribly awry.


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