Monday, June 20, 2016
Day 11: Big Ass Spider! (a.k.a. Mega Spider) (2013) 1h 20m
I don't even know where to start with this one. I'm not just saying that as the usual vague statement someone makes when they really do know where they're starting. I truthfully have two thoughts with this: that cover of Where Is My Mind? was really good, and Lloyd Kaufman was in this film! That's it! Alright, fuck it, here goes!
Let me preface this with the statement that this is a comedy/horror film.
Big Ass Spider takes place in LA when a mistake leads to a body bag with an accidental experimental spider inside of the cadaver's chest cavity being delivered to a hospital. Coincidentally, it's the same hospital that an exterminator that specializes in spiders is being treated in for a spider bite. The military shows up to try and recapture or kill the spider. As the spider eats it grows larger, and its web is super strong and sticky. Also it spits acid for some reason. I don't know. Fuckin' Mortal Kombat villain over here...
Eventually the spider reaches "big ass spider" size, wrecks a ton of L.A., but the exterminator eventually shoots a bazooka round up it's spinneret and the thing explodes. The end. I can't really say too much about this. It wasn't a bad film, I enjoyed it, it just wasn't wowing. It is what it is: A movie called Big Ass Spider! that was a cheezy horror comedy.
I give Big Ass Spider! 2 Spader-man figures out of 5: