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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.


Jim Wynorski (as Jay Andrews)


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





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


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 Creep, They Crawl, THEY KILL! See more »


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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 »


After hot-wiring the truck to escape the spiders, when they use the truck to escape from the bombing run, the keys are clearly visible and used to start the truck. See more »


Medic: My people call them "devils of the sand."
Captain Mike Sturges: Well, whatever you call 'em, they were angels for us today.
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Bad but at least it's still watchable.
31 May 2012 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

Well, what can I say. Every now and then I love to watch a silly and bad B-horror flick. And really, for the lovers of bad, cheap cinema, there is plenty to still enjoy in this movie!

And there is a big difference between a just plain bad movie and a movie that is being just so bad and silly that it actually becomes fun to watch. I feel that this for most part is being the case with "Camel Spiders" as well. No matter how bad and silly this movie gets at times, it still remains a pretty fun experience to watch.

Of course the story is totally stupid and doesn't make much sense but basically all of these sort of movies feature the same type of story anyway. It simply delivers exactly what you could and would expect from it, nothing more, nothing less. So really, if you are into these type of movies, by all means watch it and chances are you end up enjoying it, for what it is.

The characters are stupid but at least they aren't annoying (well, expect for the little girl perhaps but children always annoy me in these sort of movies), which really is a positive thing to say, for these sort of movies. Not that you ever feel involved with any of them. None of them are fleshed out and basically you already know how most of them are going to end up. At least if you are somewhat familiar already with these sort of movies.

No, this movie really doesn't hold any surprises and it progresses in an extremely formulaic way. But hey, that's how Roger Corman works and this certainly has its charm to it as well and make sure that these sort of movies are always still better to watch than those coming from other cheap working studios.

The special effects are some of the worst you are likely to see in a modern horror flick. It's also one of those movies that prefers to use CGI gore over practical effects. This is definitely something disappointing and it lets the movie look all the more fake and cheap.

Only watchable to those who can enjoy and appreciate a big, fat, cheap, silly, fake looking Corman flick.



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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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$500,000 (estimated)
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Concorde-New Horizons See more »
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1.85 : 1
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