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DVD/BLU-RAY REVIEW: FTN reviews Spiders 3D

October 22nd, 2013 by Big Phil Comments

Spiders (15)
Director: Tibor Takács
Starring: William Hope, Shelly Varod, Brian Hankey
Running time: 89 min

After a Soviet space station crashes into a New York City subway tunnel, a species of venomous spiders is discovered, and soon they mutate to gigantic proportions and wreak havoc on the city.

Jason (Patrick Muldoon), head of the rail network in NYC, finds something mysterious in the subway tunnels after an explosion rocks his HQ. Upon investigation, he finds the gruesome remains of his colleague and several under-dwellers.

Seeking the advice of his estranged wife Rachel (Christa Campbell), they discover that the remains have been caused by spiders that have escaped from from a space station crash (no, really). But these are no ordinary spiders; growing at an accelerated rate, they could destroy subway tunnels and perhaps New York itself unless they are stopped!

Spiders is a film where you need to suspend all belief in reality. Once you do that then you can try and enjoy this above average B-Movie with mediocre acting and unbelievable plot lines.

The script is very poor in that the dialogue has no punchy exchanges or even cheesy one-liners. The cast do what they can with the script, but the real stars of this film are the spiders themselves. It seems that the Art Department have literally excelled themselves in creating various species of spiders, all of whom have different characteristics, physiology, and colouring; oh whom am I kidding, they have eyes, mouths with teeth and they bite!

Spiders was originally screened in 3-D and its easy to tell; there are various shots where the spiders jump at the viewer and sink their glistening teeth into their unwilling victims.

This film is certainly not for anyone who suffers from arachnophobia but it does have some charm as creature thriller. The effects are above average though there are no real scares, this is perfect popcorn fodder for Halloween Night.

2 out of 5 Nerds

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