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Camel Spiders DVD Review

“Camel Spiders” is an incredibly dumb killer spider flick.

The plot: After being transported with a deceased soldier from the Middle East to Arizona, a pack of killer Camel Spiders (of all sizes) prey upon the citizens of a small town. Now, the local townspeople (with the help of two soldiers) must fight off these spiders in order to stay alive.

With the words “Roger Corman Presents” plastered on the DVD cover, you pretty much know what to expect here. Bad acting by a B-Movie cast? Check. Loads of violent and cartoony deaths? Check. Giant creatures (in this case phony CGI spiders) killing people? Check. Horrible production values (like the worst war scenes ever film in the opening scene)? You guessed it, check.

Roger Corman-isms aside, the movie is somehow still watchable despite it being a mind numbingly stupid schlocky horror flick. Most of the entertainment here is derived from the often comical CGI spider attacks and the severe overacting by the cast members being “attacked.”

Summary: Is “Camel Spiders” the best spider attack film? Not even close (the best would be “Arachnophobia”). Still, if you love trashy B-Movies or Corman productions, feel free to check out “Camel Spiders.”


The film, which is presented in 1.78:1, looks better than it has any right to be. Likewise, the Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track sounds much better than one would think. Corman has come a long way with the look and sound of his films, that’s for sure.

The only extras here are 3 movie trailers for Anchor Bay and affiliated studio productions.

March 24, 2012 - Posted by | DVD review | ,

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