Monday, October 12, 2015

Horrors of October - Big Ass Spider!

Big Ass Spider! (2013)

An average pest exterminator gets more than he bargained for when he faces an ever-growing spider, which eventually swells to Godzilla-size and ready to conquer all of Los Angeles. BIG ASS SPIDER! was a surprisingly well-handled B-movie in a land of clear failures that ride entirely on their fan-friendly name. It was able to go beyond its catchy title, unlike many of Syfy Channel's Original Movies, and it gets straight to the point with many scenes of monster havoc and cheeky humor, again unlike anything that normally airs on Syfy Channel's weekends. All of the actors handle the careful balancing act of seriousness and comical, save for Lombardo Boyar's role as a Latino security guard turned sidekick but he makes up for it by being one of the more forward-thinking characters in the picture. I especially enjoyed seeing character actor Patrick Bauchau (CHOOSE ME, CARNIVALE), who is given the role of the exposition-spewing scientist yet behaves and dresses like a goofy old hipster. Best of all this movie clocks in at 80 minutes, which gives you a nice, clean, and easy viewing experience while also paying tribute to B-movies of old that would routinely have a short running time. If you like giant monster movies or just need to kill some time, this creature feature is a perfect choice.


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