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Arachnoquake (2012)

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An earthquake triggers a brood of giant fire-breathing spiders to attack the city of New Orleans.

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Griff Furst (as G.E. Furst)

Writers:

Eric Forsberg (story), Paul A. Birkett (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Megan Adelle Megan Adelle ... Annabel
Gralen Bryant Banks ... Major Crandle (as Gralen Banks)
Paul Boocock ... Clerk
Edward Furlong ... Charlie
Tiara Ashleigh ... Tina (as Tiara Gathright)
Tracey Gold ... Katelynn
Bug Hall ... Paul
Olivia Hardt ... Petra
Grant James ... Gramps
Lucky Johnson ... Glen
Earl Maddox Earl Maddox ... Roux
Skyy Moore Skyy Moore ... Justin
Damien Moses ... Martin (as Damien Anthony Moses)
Ethan Phillips ... Roy
Dane Rhodes ... Jean Jacques
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Storyline

After years of the oil company fracking, an earthquake ensues in New Orleans, unleashing giant subterranean, fire breathing, carnivorous spiders with an appetite for human eyeballs. 30 year old slacker tour bus driver, Paul, must lead his group to safety into the swamps of Louisiana when the bus (and town) is over run by the deadly arachnids. It is here the group discovers the spiders can run across water, and the hive with the queen. Written by Humberto Amador

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arachnoquake - Die Welt wird beben in Angst! See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Active Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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This film was shot in 17 days See more »

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Military HMMWVs don't have HUMMER emblazoned across the back of the tailgate. See more »

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Gramps: Jumbo spiders, some as big as dwarves!
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pffffffffffffffffffffff at least its short
22 June 2015 | by kevinmcdonaghSee all my reviews

So, OK I've watched about a dozen of these Sy Fy, Asylum, low rent films in recent weeks because (well I hate myself) and it wasn't until I came to this one that I realised what is wrong with most of these films.

OK yes the effects are bad and the acting can be hit and miss, some of that comes down to the script. But what the main crime seems to be is that they're boring.

A film about giant fire breathing water walking flesh eating spiders who emerge from a crack in the earth caused by an earthquake shouldn't really be dull. It should at least be energetic enough that plot and reality don't matter.

What happens though is, as these films are made for TV they are made and written in 9-13 sections. They are disjointed because each section has to have something to keep the audience coming back, so an attack or bit of flesh every 10 minutes or so.

As a result the films are badly paced and the characters don't develop naturally, meaning you get massive contrast in attitude and pace because they're filling time until the next Ad break.

Id go a step further and suggest that the films aren't even written in one go, the 4 or 5 big scenes (the opening, first attack, heroes attack, finale etc) are written first in a way that 'works' and the rest is filled in, so you end up with often long dull exposition scenes explaining why the action that they need to happen next is about to happen.

You end up with lots of scenes of people driving saying "hey it must be because A,B and C so there fore we must now go and do X, Y and Z).. and then that happens.

There's nothing wrong with building your film to fit the broadcast format, in fact its sometimes better to factor in Advert when editing a TV movie like so many TV dramas do, but the problem is that filling in between the breaks has to be worth it, not just a semi cliff hanger.

Now I know I haven't mentioned the film specifically in this review very much and the reason is, it's THAT forgettable. I watched so many of these recently that they blend into one... I think the kid from Terminator was in this or maybe Malcom McDowell as he'll do anything... but other than that it was forgettable.... oh and throw in a hot blond in denim shorts Boring, forgettable and ignorable... they should start calling these films Slow Budget Movies


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