| Our Rating:
L Factor: Minor lesbian content
Short Take: Small budget sci-fi movie about giant spiders – with special effects so bad that you’ll be laughing out loud.
Duration: 82 min
|Director: Brett Piper
Writer: Brett Piper
Starring: Rob Monkiewicz, Irene Joseph, David Bunce, Bevin McGraw, Alexxus Young, James Aspden, Dan Merriman, Fred La Torella, Christopher Thompson, Dan Mazur, Ben Kahn, Will Toto, James Robillard, Sean O’Brien, Scott Jensen
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Don’t confuse this film with the big budget, well known Arachnophobia. Arachnia is a small budget sci-fi movie about giant spiders – with special effects so bad that you’ll be laughing out loud. On the other hand, that does mean that it is kind of fun to watch.
A meteor falls to earth, knocking a small plane out of the air and awakening giant spiders living far below the surface. Six crash survivors find shelter in an isolated farm house. There ditzy college girls Trina (Bevin McGraw) and Kelly (Alexxus Young) are in the midst of making love for the first time. Trina sees a spider in the window and knocks Kelly to the floor, prompting Kelly to deliver the best line of the film. ‘If you don’t like it, just say something.’
Later Kelly is captured by the insects, who need living hosts for their eggs. The rest of the group is on the hunt to try to save her from the nest, chainsaw and dynamite in hand. With a little help from the air force, can they all be saved? Is this the end of the horror of the giant spider props? (AB)