Watch: SXSW Film 'Big Ass Spider' Attacks Los Angeles in Fun Trailer
Fun fact: Our own Alex Billington is so terrified of spiders that he was not willing to watch or even write about this trailer. Premiering soon at SXSW 2013 in the Midnighters section is Big Ass Spider, a Ray Harryhausen-esque monster movie where a massive spider attacks LA. It's up to one clever exterminator and his security guard sidekick to kill the creature before the city is destroyed. The film is currently looking for a buyer at the European Film Market, but a film with a B-movie flare like this will hopefully get picked up. There's not any big talent to be found except for Ray Wise and Greg Grunberg, but this looks fun.
Here's the first trailer for Mike Mendez's Big Ass Spider, originally via EW:
Big Ass Spider is directed by Mike Mendez and written by Gregory Gieras. When a giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampages across the city of Los Angeles, it is up to one clever exterminator and his security guard sidekick to kill the creature before the city is destroyed. Greg Grunberg, Lombardo Boyar, Clare Kramer, Ray Wise, Lin Shaye, Patrick Bauchau all star in the film which also features a cameo by Troma's Lloyd Kaufman. The film premieres at the SXSW Film Festival next month, so hopefully we'll have some coverage. Otherwise, stay tuned to see if Big Ass Spider gets picked up for distribution. Look fun?