An airforce pilot named
Lightfoot (Jesus Cabrero) spots a UFO
which causes his plane to crash in a
jungle on the island of Guam as the alien
dies but yet causes many bugs and spiders
to grow gigantic.
Later on, a group of people including
Lightfoot's sister Mercer (Alex Reid) go
on a search as a man is taken to a
small clinic in Guam with mysterious
bites on him. This sparks a search for
what could have caused such wounds but
due to technical problems their plane
crashes and they are all stranded on the
island which seems deserted and the
village is empty.
One of their soldiers named Reyes (Luis
Lorenzo Crespo) is infected by some ticks
while walking in the jungle and later on
they discover a giant breed of mutant
arachnids are invading the island as they
kill off each one of these people.
The beginning is
very cheesy which involves a pilot flying his aircraft with
fearful expressions after spotting a UFO
as well as him in the jungle discovering
an alien dying. There's a great part on a
gigantic arachnid leaping towards him.
Later on we have a good discussion between the two characters Mercer and Henry Capri after
holding a spider iin his hands and her
demanding to get rid of it.
There's also good reactions on the main
supporting characters in a plane bumping around
while the plane is about to crash.
We spot a good shot on Henry trying to collect a spider from a rock
with bits of venom dumping on his hat and
a good shot on him taking off his hat and
looking up and seeing some bushes move. A
nice reaction on Reyes and Bear shooting at the bushes with
giant bugs falling down.
We have a good discussion between Valentine and Mercer with her
attitude towards him saying that she can
taken care of herself and then falling
into some sort of a pothole as she reacts
well screaming. We have a good camera
shot up with her hand going
in the hole to check stuff with some
spiders creeping around.
There's a good aggressive reaction with Mercer towards Dr. Samuel Leon about what is happening as it looked like
a good argument.
A good effects shot with Reyes reacting in total pain and his body
tearing apart with bugs coming out and an
We spot some good arachnid attacks with Toe Boy using his weapons
to defend himself swinging his blade etc.
There's some great close up shots on the
arachid's staring and ready to attack.
We have a good shot on Henry tangled in some web with blood
spitting out weakly talking while Mercer tries to help him.
There's a nice shot with Mercer on
the ground with a giant arachnid trying
to spread a web on her with a good shot
on her trying to struggle through the
We have lots of good gun shooting in some
sort of an army base that involved Mercer, Valentine and Bear with
the arachnid's trying to invade it. Some great shots on a tunnel chasing
moment on them all from the arachnid's.
The moment of all was a dream
sequence between Mercer and the pilot from the beginning of the film approaching her and then he
suddenly sounds evil with spider legs
forming around him. Man was that creepy.
Bottom line is that we've seen it
before with movies like Eight
Legged Freaks but however this
one had a bit better effects and creepier
looking spiders too.
It is a cheesy low budgeter no doubt but
at the same time a fun film to watch if
you're in the mood for it.
There's the odd good performance and nice
directions here and there with a good
look at a jungle but yet the beginning
looks very phony with the invisible
looking UFO and the surroundings of it
The acting is
fairly good. Chris Potter (Valentine) shows
a good serious and laid back attitude
leading the rest and showing some good
energy to his performance.
Alex Reid (Mercer) really brought out her
character very well showing a tough and
stubborn personality to her role with
great expressions too along with a good blunt attitude too. She also does well with her screaming when she falls into a pothole.
Jose Sancho (Dr. Samuel Leon) shows a great aggressive
Spanish accent and really knew how to
portray his role as a scientist.
Ravil Isyanov (Henry Capri) was an interesting
character collecting spiders and has a
good eccentric appeal to his part.
Luis Lorenzo Crespo (Reyes) brings out his
aggression quite well as a soldier in the
film especially when he reacts in pain in which most cases looked pretty intense.
A guy's eyeballs
and other parts of his body explodes and
his body falls apart.
Some bloody stabbings by the creature's
Francesc Gener is
quite good with his orchestral composing
having a good violin playing with some
tinkering synthesizer sounds too almost
sounding like a Phantasm type of feel. Some good congos playing
and jungle type music for the spider
attacks. There's also some great horn and
trombone playing too for some of the
other spider attacking moments.