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Earth vs. the Spider2002

Earth vs. the Spider (2002)





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This film was part of Cinemax's Creature Feature films, which remade classic American-International monster films from the '50s. Quentin Kimmer (Devon Gummersall) believes he will turn himself into his idol, the Arachnid Avenger, when he injects himself with spider serum. As with Jeff Goldblum's character in Cronenberg's remake of The Fly, Kimmer mutates into a frightening monster. Dan Aykroyd, Theresa Russell, and Christopher Cousins round out this effort from Scott Ziehl.


Dan Aykroyd
as Det. Insp. Jack Grillo
Devon Gummersall
as Quentin Kemmer
Lisa Picotte
as Goth girl
Amelia Heinle
as Stephanie Lewis
Theresa Russell
as Trixie Grillo
Christopher Cousins
as Officier Williams
Mario Roccuzzo
as Nick Bezis
Randall Huber
as Midtown Murderer
Zia Harris
as Gutterpunk No. 1
Lloyd Lowe Jr.
as Gutterpunk No.2
Michael Keenan
as Willie the Drunk
Ted Rooney
as Coroner
Dan Martin
as Huge Cop
Rob Hill
as Liquor Store Cop
Brian Gilbert
as Photojournalist
Howard George
as Bartender
Douglas Jude McKeon
as Bio Chemco Facility Manager
Willie C. Carpenter
as Bio Chemco VP
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Critic Reviews for Earth vs. the Spider

All Critics (4)

The end result is a competent little chiller, oftentimes using a less-is-more approach that works remarkably well with its limited resources.

September 28, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

A worthwhile genre entry that's less about science playing God and more about the dangers of losing the ability to distinguish between reality and fantasy.

November 2, 2014 | Full Review…

Takes far too long to get to its point.

October 30, 2002 | Rating: 63/100

Audience Reviews for Earth vs. the Spider


Take a Spider-Man base and add a jigger of the Cronenberg's Fly, mix with a dash of toxic avenger and you get Earth vs. The Spider. Based on a script by Jurassic Park's conceptual designer Mark 'Crash' McCreery, the concept sound like fun on paper "a comic book nerd gets injected with an experimental serum and starts to gain the abilities of a spider, like being able to shoot webs...from his abdomen. He decides this is awesome and starts to fight crime, except unlike Peter Parker he's got deep seated issues so he gets himself in trouble. It's also got bit parts from Dan Aykryod, John Cho and a chic who stole Denise Richards DNA. It unfortunately never lives up to it's potential as it's story meanders all over the place, taking it self WAY to seriously to be fun.

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

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