So with a throwback style set in its sights, but too much convention in its effects hindered frights, “Spiders” sinks its fangs in only to find more vex than venom.
Spinning a web of same silk ilk like that found in ‘8-Legged Freaks,’ but slightly failing to snare the stylized cult enticements of nostalgic mega-crawlers ‘Them!’ and ‘Tarantula,’ “Spiders” creates a unique content split between repellent and regaling that stands to either entice or exterminate. If you’re an all-in viewer by title alone, the film dollops out the delights in spades, from giant ravenous spiders eating everything in sight, to film staples like experimental space missions, military might and light displays, and sexy people doing scientific things. And while the film is littered with the eggs of clichéd solutions and seen-it circumstances, all of which never fully allow the film to tread past the trappings of a made-for-TV movie that’s budget is bigger than its bite, the moments that hearken back to the Sci-Fi splendor of the 1950’s do well to dull the distracting special effects. The extras menu offers a stripped carcass of bare-bones bonus material, including overly gushing, overly generic interviews with the cast and crew, and a standard behind the scenes glance. The most worthwhile feature is the 6+ minute “Web of Terror: The Making of Spiders,” which provides the more favorable interviews from everything given as well as a more focused and engaging conveyance. So with a throwback style set in its sights, but too much convention in its effects hindered frights, “Spiders” sinks its fangs in only to find more vex than venom.
Studio Synopsis: “Spiders” centers on mutant spiders that fall to earth from a disabled Soviet space station. With New York City threatened to be overrun, it’s up to transit supervisor Jason Cole and health inspector Rachel Cole to save their daughter and prevent the colossal Queen Spider from uniting with her eggs and creating an army of massive killer spiders.
- Web of Terror: The Making of Spiders Featurette
- Cast & Crew Interviews
- Behind the Scenes
Central Cast: Christa Campbell | Patrick Muldoon | William Hope | Jon Mack | Sydney Sweeney | Shelly Varod | Misha Dibono | Sarah Brown
Director: Tibor Takács
Central Writers: Joseph Farrugia | Tibor Takács
Theatrical Release: February 8, 2013
Blu-Ray/DVD Release: March 12, 2013
Genre: Sci-Fi | Thriller
Supporting Cast and more Writers found HERE