Sunday, February 26, 2012

Camel Spiders (2011)

They can run up to thirty miles per hour. They can grow as large as one foot long. And they can jump up to three feet high. If you believe any of these myths, then CAMEL SPIDERS is the film for you! Taken from the rumors of a giant monstrous arachnid that plagues marines in the Middle East, Roger Corman's latest monster mash follows the citizens of a small desert town who come under attack by a species of deadly spiders that have been brought back from Iraq. CAMEL SPIDERS never asks to be taken seriously, and follows Corman's usual formula that spreads out the action and gore in even intervals to maintain just enough interest for people to sit through the rest of the mindless plot. The acting is better than usual, with enjoyable leads played by THE HITCHER's C. Thomas Howell and Brian Krause of Charmed and SLEEPWALKERS. On the other hand, the computerization used to bring the spiders to life is entirely unconvincing, as the creatures hardly interact with the actors or environments. There is plenty of bloodshed to go around, however, ranking CAMEL SPIDERS just above DINOSHARK and SUPERGATOR.

Rating: 4/10.

Movies like CAMEL SPIDERS:
EIGHT-LEGGED FREAKS, ICE SPIDERS, KINGDOM OF THE SPIDERS.

6 comments:

  1. Wow. You are like me, watch anything and hope for the best! Psycho to Camel Spiders. No other blog EVER has done that. LOL

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  2. Ha yeah, I thought it was a smooth transition!

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  3. Camel Spiders are supposedly real things?!

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  4. If you look online there are some awesome faked photos, but in reality they are insects about the size of tarantulas that love the shade, which makes it seem like they are chasing the marines overseas.

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  5. I had not heard of this one, but I like schlocky horror flicks and having C. Thomas Howell in it seals the deal for me to put this on my future viewing list. Thanks for sharing this review with us:)

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  6. With a name like Camel Spiders, its hard to resist, isnt it?

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