Big Ass Spider 2013

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A giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampage the city of Los Angeles. When a massive military strike fails, it is up to a team of scientists and one clever exterminator to kill the creature before the city is destroyed.

Starring:
Clare Kramer,Lin Shaye
Runtime:
1 hour, 20 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Science Fiction
Director Mike Mendez
Starring Clare Kramer, Lin Shaye
Supporting actors Greg Grunberg, Ray Wise
Studio Studiocanal
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William Mason TOP 50 REVIEWER on 14 Jan. 2015
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This is an enjoyably silly sci-fi horror film, about a giant alien spider on the rampage in Los Angeles.
Alex Mathis is a thirty-something pest control man. He's a plain speaking, likeable bear of a man (think of him as John Travolta's fat brother), who's devoted to his job and unlucky in love. He flirts with every attractive woman he meets, but he's always punching well above his weight (which takes some doing).
Alex needs medical treatment at a hospital located in Downtown Los Angeles, as the result of a spider bite. During his stay one of the staff is attacked and bitten by what they can only describe as like a spider but bigger than a spider. Alex then goes in pursuit of the football sized arachnid through the hospital air conditioning system.
The spider is an alien life form which has escaped from a military research base. The army are in determined pursuit and they soon arrive at the hospital. The military boffins are extremely anxious to trace and capture the creature, because it's going to quadruple in size every four hours. The spider manages to outwit its pursuers and escapes from the hospital, leaving Alex and the army to team up in a search and destroy mission. Before long the alien is six feet tall and being spotted in the less salubrious neighbourhoods of Los Angeles. When the spider goes on its first killing rampage, in a busy recreational park, it's really good fun in a Jurassic Park sort of way. But that's only the start of the monster mayhem...
This is a campy, corny, and enjoyable sci-fi horror flick. It's not tense or scary - it has the same sort of easy-going, tongue-in-cheek vibe as Tremors or Arachnaphobia, although it's not quite as good as those two movies - Tremors [Blu-ray], Arachnophobia [DVD] [1991].
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 100 REVIEWER on 8 Dec. 2013
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Exterminator Alex Mathis (Greg Grunberg) likes women and loathes fruitcake. Through a series of improbable circumstances he gets to fight an aggressive BA spider along side of the US military with a Mexican sidekick.

In a number of scenes Grunberg reminded me of Kevin James and I had a few John Goodman flashbacks. The film had blood and cheesy props (notice the thanks to Lloyd Kaufman in the credits). The "horror" aspect simply didn't exist. Overly accomplished, relatively unknown Clare Kramer provided the love interest.

Great for cheese lovers.

Parental Guide: No f-bombs, sex, or nudity. Bikini girls being chased by BS spider.
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By Aaron Brannan on 4 April 2015
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Well first of all its a B-Movie. It doesnt take it self seriously and actually makes fun of itself which makes the film enjoyable to watch. The acting, for a B-movie is suprisingly good. The extras have pretty rubbish acting but the main cast were good. The story is pretty basic. Nothing too impressive.

If you sit down expecting this film to be an awesome flick you will be dissapointed. But ive seen a fair few B-movies and this is defo worth a watch.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By luke on 24 Jun. 2014
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This film fell flat for me. Every attempt at comedy was just abysmal.

There really is no point discussing any other aspect of the film really, plot holes and character development are unimportant to a comedy as long as its funny.
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By Andy Watkins on 21 Aug. 2014
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Bought it for a laugh, not as good as I hoped it would be, but not as bad as I feared it might be!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S Foster on 14 Jan. 2014
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If you are a fan of cheesy painfully bad B movies then this film is for you.
Whilst there are a few laughs at the exterminator's clown-like clumsiness, overall it didn't do much for me.
Rather disappointed and I see this as one to hide at the back of your dvd collection.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By EA Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 28 Feb. 2014
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It's a movie called "Big Ass Spider!" Guess what it's about. You get three guesses, and the first two guesses don't count.

And yes, I had to watch it. With a title like "Big Ass Spider!," who could possibly resist? It's pretty much exactly the movie that that amazing title promises -- a modern B-movie creature feature, centering on a monstrous spider that just keeps getting bigger and bigger. And while you might initially suspect that it's a SyFy-style disaster, it's also a very well-made film.

It opens in the middle of a scene you'd expect of such a movie -- a blimp-sized spider destroying a skyscraper, while helicopters buzz around helplessly. Exterminator Alex Mathis (Greg Grunberg) watches helplessly, while Storm Large's hauntingly pretty cover of "Where Is My Mind?" plays.

Skip back to a day before. In the middle of an autopsy, a rat-sized spider crawls out of a corpse and attacks the mortician. Alex happens to be there getting a spider-bite treated, so he's willing to handle the giant spider if they drop his bill. Along with security guard Jose (Lombardo Boyar), he ventures into the depths of the hospital... only to find that the spider has gotten much, much bigger. Also, it can melt off your face.

Then a Special Forces unit shows up to take over the hospital, trying to find and lock down the spider before it can get any bigger. Big shock: they fail, and the spider becomes larger and larger, killing countless people as it goes. It falls to Alex, with his encyclopedic knowledge of spiders and their ways, to find a way to take it down before it has a bunch of spider babies!

"Big Ass Spider!" basically wants to be a modern version of those 1950s creature movies with giant bugs and spiders.
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