Earth vs. the Spider (2002)

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This film was part of Cinemax's Creature Feature films, which remade classic American-International monster films from the '50s. Quentin Kimmer (Devon Gummersall) believes he will turn himself into his idol, the Arachnid Avenger, when he injects himself with spider serum. As with Jeff Goldblum's character in Cronenberg's remake of The Fly, Kimmer mutates into a frightening monster. Dan Aykroyd, Theresa Russell, and Christopher Cousins round out this effort from Scott Ziehl.

Rating: R
Genre: Television, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Max Enscoe, Chuck Konzelman, Annie deYoung, Cary Solomon
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On DVD: May 7, 2002
Runtime:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Cast


as Det. Insp. Jack Gril...

as Quentin Kemmer

as Goth girl

as Stephanie Lewis

as Trixie Grillo

as Officier Williams

as Nick Bezis

as Midtown Murderer

as Gutterpunk No. 1

as Gutterpunk No.2

as Willie the Drunk

as Coroner

as Huge Cop

as Liquor Store Cop

as Photojournalist

as Bartender

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Critic Reviews for Earth vs. the Spider

All Critics (3)

A worthwhile genre entry that's less about science playing God and more about the dangers of losing the ability to distinguish between reality and fantasy.

Full Review… | November 2, 2014
Cinema Crazed

Takes far too long to get to its point.

Full Review… | October 30, 2002
Apollo Guide

August 7, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

Audience Reviews for Earth vs. the Spider

½

Take a Spider-Man base and add a jigger of the Cronenberg's Fly, mix with a dash of toxic avenger and you get Earth vs. The Spider.

Based on a script by Jurassic Park's conceptual designer Mark 'Crash' McCreery, the concept sound like fun on paper "a comic book nerd gets injected with an experimental serum and starts to gain the abilities of a spider, like being able to shoot webs...from his abdomen. He decides this is awesome and starts to fight crime, except unlike Peter Parker he's got deep seated issues so he gets himself in trouble. It's also got bit parts from Dan Aykryod, John Cho and a chic who stole Denise Richards DNA.

It unfortunately never lives up to it's potential as it's story meanders all over the place, taking it self WAY to seriously to be fun.

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Ken Stachnik

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