Kingdom of the Spiders Reviews
Kingdom of the Spiders was a very bad movie. The overall concept of the movie was a bad idea. First of all tarantulas don't even make webs, so the spiders could have never incase the people. In addition the cow scene with the multi cam was poorly done. The camera was really jumpy and the cow looked fake the whole time. The acting was not good with the emotions that the characters showed. Also the movie was not realistic in how the main character never died. He got bit just like everyone else but he didn't die somehow. Some scenes had random cuts where people popped up in different places so you could tell where they had cut the scenes. Finally I didn't like the ending of the movie. There seemed to not even be an ending and that it just cut out leaving you hanging. In all I would not give this movie a good rating at all.
The movie begins insanely slowly, at least in my opinion, but it does begin to pick up into what has become an icon of the classic horror film about an hour into the movie. The dialogue and environment establishes the scene and scenario for the classic rural town that gets plagued by a mysterious force, this force amounting to the presence of venomous tarantulas attacking the townspeople of the Verde Valley.
All in all, this movie is an account of your classic horror film- not to say that a classic horror film can't send chills up your spine. This movie is filled with many, many, movie clichés. Ranging from spiders suspiciously appearing behind car seats and windows, crawling through air vents, and creeping up your leg, this movie will have you checking under your covers when you go to bed at night. This movie is a taste of your classic sci-fi horror film. One thing that sets this movie apart from other classic thrillers is the use of real-life spiders for all of the scenes. Although this has provided concerns from many animal rights groups, this characteristic is what makes the movie.
The costuming during the movie was classic 70?s attire that fit the film well enough when each article wasn?t covered in spiders. As for the effects, the low budget was evident as most of the spiders were real tarantulas and other effects were mostly live action.
The plot itself was slow, fairly boring and slightly hard to follow. Scenes dragged on until the last moment when the ?suspense? reached its climax and a window-full of spiders would spontaneously crash onto the star. All in all, like a car crash, it was too bad not to look away from.