Big Ass Spider

altRelease Date: October 18, 2013
Studio: Epic Pictures
Director: Mike Mendez
Screenwriter: Gregory Gieras
Starring: Greg Grunberg, Lombardo Boyar, Clare Kramer, Ray Wise
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sci-fi violence and gore)

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, lead 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 home-made 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.

News and Reviews

News
An Exclusive TV Spot for Big Ass Spider!
Big Ass Spider! is coming, folks.  On October 18th, to be precise, and we’ve got an exclusive TV spot just for you.   Directed by Mike Mendez, the film stars Greg Grunberg, Lombardo Boyar, Clare Kramer and Ray Wise. In the film, the unlikely heroic duo of a blue-collar exterminator (Grunberg) and Latino security guard (Boyar) must save the day when a giant spider escapes from a military lab and rampages the city of Los Angeles. Stay tuned for a list of theaters participating in the release…
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The Official Big Ass Spider! Trailer Comes Stomping In
Gravedancers helmer Mike Mendez debuts his latest film, Big Ass Spider!, in theaters and on VOD October 18th and, today, the fun official trailer has made its debut. In the film, the unlikely heroic duo of a blue-collar exterminator (Greg Grunberg) and Latino security guard (Lombardo Boyar) must save the day when a giant spider escapes from a military lab and rampages the city of Los Angeles. Ray Wise and Clare Kramer also star. Head inside for a look…
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Reviews
SXSW Review: Big Ass Spider
Alex Mathis (Greg Grunberg) is a big ass exterminator; he’s good at his job, but he also wants more than he has. He just can’t figure out quite how to get it. He’s about to find out, however, when fate and ridiculously ineffective soldiers drop a Big Ass Spider on the City of Angels. Really, it’s all up there in the title; a big ass spider movie by any other name would still just be a big ass spider movie and director Mike Mendez knows that.  He doesn’t even make a pretense of trying to take his subject seriously – going straight for fun without crossing the line to camp.  It’s a difficult dance at best, but Mendez treads it very carefully. Mostly because he’s got a cast who knows exactly the effect he’s going for and is ready to play along. And none more so than Grunberg himself, perfectly cast as a younger version of John Goodman’s Arachnophobia character, filled with fast talk and bravado and just enough competence to back it up. Grunberg is in pretty much the same spot, appearing as he does in almost every scene. It takes just the right mix of charm and skill to carry a film. Yeah, it’s a movie called Big Ass Spider, but it’s got to be done and carry it he does.
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The Big Ass Spider! Trailer Stomps All Over Your Face
As we told you earlier today, Mike Mendez’s latest film, Big Ass Spider! (formerly known as MegaSpider), is premiering at SXSW and we now have a trailer to share with you. Starring Greg Grunberg, Lombardo Boyar, Clare Kramer and Ray Wise, the film concerns a giant, mutated spider that attacks Los Angeles and the two exterminators (Grunberg, Boyar) that join forces with the military to take the threat on. Mendez previously helmed The Convent and The Gravedancers.
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SXSW Midnight Slate Welcomes Mike Mendez’s Big Ass Spider!, Cheap Thrills, Haunter & More
The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated features in the Midnighters section which will debut at this year’s Festival from March 8 – 16, 2013 in Austin, Texas.   A lot of familiar names are contributing to this year’s line-up including Vincenzo Natali, Rob Zombie, Mike Mendez, Rob Zombie, Dennis Iliadis, E.L. Katz and more. Joining the previously announced features, the additions to the 2013 SXSW lineup are…
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A New MegaSpider Image to Close Out 2012
In 2013, we will (hopefully) get a dose of arachnid terror in MegaSpider – the latest film from director Mike Mendez (The Convent, Gravedancers).  The film has been in post-production over the last few months (hey, bringing a giant spider to life is a tough task), but we hear it’s nearing the finish line and, today, Mendez, let loose with a new image featuring the creature itself. Starring Greg Grunberg, Lombardo Boyar, Clare Kramer and Ray Wise, the film concerns a giant, mutated spider that attacks Los Angeles and the two exterminators (Grunberg, Boyar) that join forces with the military to take the threat on. Head inside for a larger look at the image!
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