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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 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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Storyline

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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They really get under your skin See more »

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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Trivia

WILHELM SCREAM: Heard when one of the characters is attacked outside the diner. See more »

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In the accident, the driver of the military truck flies forward before the vehicle has been struck by the other car. See more »

Quotes

Reba: Maybe we could build a giant spider trap.
Joe: Really? What would a giant spider trap look like?
McNeil: That's not our concern. The army made this mess. Let them clean it up.
Sgt. Shelly Underwood: You never see the army clean up a mess before? Just be careful what you wish for.
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I Wanna Be a Bad Girl
Written by Melissa Brasselle
Performed by Melissa Brasselle
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Regardless of budget, spiders are creepy!
29 March 2012 | by paul_facchiniSee all my reviews

I had relatively low expectations going into this one (what do you expect with a $500k budget?!), so I'm happy to report I was pleasantly surprised to find a low-budget, fun, monster movie buried in this straight-to-DVD feature.

Granted, there are no groundbreaking special effects or acting, but the writing and story was not nearly as bad (i.e. boring) as some of the other current movies in this league. Paraphrasing, my favorite line: "If sarcasm worked as well as bullets on these bugs, I'd contact you first." My biggest complaint is with the bad CGI effects. Money should have been better spent on spider puppets and buckets of fake blood. The CGI looks like something 15-year-olds create for a YouTube video.

In the spirit of Tremors and Eight Legged Freaks, Camel Spiders should be remembered has one of the better low-budget, Sci-Fi Channel feature.


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