Back when this was first announced in 2011 as MEGA SPIDER, we quickly filed the project away under 'can't be arsed'. Cut to two years later and we're scoffing down humble pie and it's now right up there rubbing shoulders with the likes of IRON MAN 3 and STAR TREK on this year's 'Must See' list! And we predict it'll be joining yours too in a couple of minutes times. Sure, since MEGA PIRANHA made a splash in 2010 we've been bombarded with a glut of cheap variations on the 'giant, mutant creature' features - each one seemingly worse than the last (PIRANHACONDA anyone?). But Mike Mendez's BIG ASS SPIDER seems to be a very different beast. But don't take it from me, why not see for yourself...
Surviving extermination by nuclear eradication, a horrible alien mutation in arachnid form is now growing at an exponential rate and making its way toward downtown Los Angeles. Hot on its spindly heels is a crack military unit with absolute authority, led by an obsessively driven commander and his beautiful but lethal sidekick. Unfortunately for them, this mutant spider has an array of deadly defenses including the ability to virtually disappear through camouflage. But the creature’s real adversary quickly turns out to be a hot-shot local exterminator armed only with cocky attitude, some fast one-liners and his homemade gadgets. Joining forces with the military team, this blue-collar hero sets out to exterminate what has now become a monstrous 10-story tall Mega Spider!
BIG ASS SPIDER is currently touring the festival circuit, but expect a DVD release later this year. Stay tuned.
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