The hilarious and creepy Big Ass Spider! will be hitting DVD and Blu-ray shelves on January 7th and this holiday season I was able to watch it. I must say this was a very entertaining movie and the progression of the alien spider gave moments of creepiness not seen since films like Arachnophobia. The movie stars Greg Grunberg (Heroes) as an exterminator dealing with a legal matter when all hell breaks loose after a giant spider breaks loose from the government's possession. From there Greg teams up with a security guard played by Lombardo Boyar and the two of them go on a hunt to bring down the nastiest spider anyone has ever seen.
Big Ass Spider! is not only hilarious but shot very well and has a build up that keeps you interested in the film before the monster becomes enormous. This film is a Nado Pop feature but finished with a little more production to benefit the mainstream eye. The movie looks great even though you can tell there were green screens galore to help create the monster and the city he was destroying. If you get a chance to see this on blu-ray like I did then you will get the full benefit of the look and feel of the giant spider. The comedy between Boyar and Gruberg plays well and its a treat to see Ray Wise anytime he plays a less than favorable role. Big Ass Spider! is rated pg-13 but I’ll warn you that there are some pretty graphic scenes found in this film. I actually think the gorehounds will get a kick out of this more than other horror fans as it brings a level of destruction we often enjoy seeing.
As you can see from the poster and trailer that I provided earlier this week there is a King Kong look to a portion of this film It only happens for short time because most of this movie involves the monster on a smaller scale. The interaction between Clare Kramer and the guys was pretty solid and allowed the film to movie at a great pace. Big Ass Spider! will be a movie you want to show all your friends in 2014. It’s nice to see a return to these obnoxious movies and I know more are on the way. If you are looking for laughs, explosions and a huge spider picking apart a city then make sure you grab Big Ass Spider! you won’t be disappointed!