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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 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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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

Actor Richard Dreyfuss claimed to have seen the movie at a local theater, saying in one of his blogs "It was better than expected, by far." 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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20 February 2005 | by juliankennedy23See all my reviews

Arachnid: 7 of 10: Maybe it's the puppets that I liked. It's nice to see a movie made in the 21st century that doesn't use horrible shiny CGI for its creatures. (It does use horrible shiny CGI for it's alien spaceships.) Arachnid is all the better for it's retro monster.

This is a true six-pack toke 'm if you got them B movie. A European production with decent location shooting, an international cast (half horrible and unintelligibly dubbed), and a real B movie budget unlike those $10 Z movie digital camcorder pretenders.

It's all off course a bit predictable. (If you can't figure out two of the survivors at the end turn in your monster movie-watching card now.) And despite a lot of fodder (always a good sign) to many deaths seem off screen or at least over a little quickly. The movie also could have used some gratuitous nudity (If young thing Alex Reid wasn't willing at least allow Spanish star Neus Asensi to release those puppies like she has done in the past.)

Those quibbles aside I couldn't help but cheer when the puppeteers took the Volkswagen sized spider out for the spin in the second half of the movie. Of course you enjoyment may depend on what you consumed during the first half.


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Release Date:

29 June 2001 (Spain) See more »

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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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$570,000 (estimated)
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