On the surface, it’s easy to dismiss a movie with the title Big Ass Spider! I figured this was going to be some schlocky attempt at horror comedy, and it may be, but what I saw looked like fun. I almost ignored its existence, but insomnia pushed me to check out a trailer. Like some addictive substance, the first trailer had me checking out the next and so on.
Before I knew it I’d been drawn into their big ass web of silliness. The bastards!
Big Ass Spider! doesn’t take itself seriously. Ever. If they can pull off the humor seen in the trailer it’ll become a cult hit. The production company, Epic Pictures Group, likens it to Tremors and I can definitely see that, but I’d say it’s more like Tremors meets The Naked Gun movies, which, by the way, is a compliment.
Big Ass Spider! (Yeah, I’m using any excuse to include the movie’s title in my post.) has more than just a, well, big ass spider in it. It’s got big ass stars like Greg Grunberg, Ray Wise, and Patrick Bauchau. The movie was also won an Official Selection at SXSW 2013, so it’s looking better than your average Syfy creature feature.
Now on to the Big Ass Spider! trailers and one big ass clip introduced by star big ass Greg Grunberg.
Let’s start with the most recent teaser trailer which is just 33 seconds of silliness. Sorry, that’s big ass silliness:
Next, the official international trailer released way back in February with a special introduction and warning by director Mike Mendez:
Here’s the clip that was originally shown at SXSW 2013 back in March with an introduction by star Greg Grunberg:
This is the latest full trailer released just days ago:
Big Ass Spider!
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.
DIRECTED BY: Mike Mendez
CAST: Greg Grunberg, Lombardo Boyar, Clare Kramer, Ray Wise, Patrick Bauchau, Lin Shaye
GENRE(S): Sci-Fi, Comedy, Action/Adventure
PRODUCER(S): Klaus von Sayn-Wittgenstein, Patrick Ewald, Shaked Berenson, Travis Stevens
Big Ass Spider! will premiere in big ass theaters and big ass on-demand on October 18.Deadline.com]