Arachnid (2001)





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A plucky pilot searching for a missing relative gets bugged by a island controlled by giant spiders in this horror opus. Mercer (Alex Reid) is a pretty but all-business female pilot whose brother is a novice flyer. When a small plane he's flying crashes on a small island in the South Pacific, Mercer immediately assembles a crew and sets out on a rescue mission to find her brother. Joining Mercer in the search for her brother are Valentine (Chris Potter), a mercenary handy with a gun; Dr. Leon (Pepe Sancho), a tough-talking physician; Capri (Ravil Isyanov), a scientist investigating a strange disease that's been traced back to the island; and Susana (Neus Asensi), a good friend who is bright and resourceful. When Mercer and her associates arrive on the island, they believe they're ready for anything, but they're not prepared for what they find -- a breed of huge and deadly spiders, who are ready and willing to defend their territory and begin picking off Mercer's crew one by one. While shot in Mexico by a Spanish production company, Arachnid was co-produced by American producer Brian Yunza (through his multi-national Fantastic Factory production house), and helmed by American director Jack Shoulder. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Fun monster trash.

April 16, 2005

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Full Review… | January 8, 2003
Fantastica Daily

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Full Review… | April 20, 2002
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I personally thought that director, Jack Sholder did a good job at this film. Sholder is also known for the sequel to Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Back. Good spider film. Never got the point of the worm/centipede creature things

G.M.  Whiting
G.M. Whiting

Not the worst creature feature I've ever seen, but certainly not the best. Pickens are slim when it comes to giant spider movies but you would obviously do better to go with The Mist, Return of the King or Eight Legged Freaks. It was kind of fun to try and figure out everything the doctor was saying though. Honestly the only reason I watched this was because there was a cool looking pic of the spider in the John Landis book Monsters in the Movies, and the monster was indeed kinda cool, but the movie was pretty bad. And the opening stuff with the aliens was so pointless.

Paul Davis
Paul Davis

Arachni-awsome! Seriously, someone actually put time & effort into building a giant mutant spider instead of using bad CGI. Terrible but bonus points for trying.
Watched Terminator:Salvation the next night...this was more entertaining.

Dave Murgie
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