Watch: SXSW Film 'Big Ass Spider' Attacks Los Angeles in Fun Trailer

February 7, 2013
Source: EW

Big Ass Spider

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?

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What's Billington's mailing address? I want to send him a 'gift'.

racquetman on Feb 7, 2013


Please don't... 🙂

Alex Billington on Feb 7, 2013



Mithun Divakaran on Feb 7, 2013


George Lucas presents...

capitandelespacio on Feb 7, 2013


that ending portion where the title came out was just awesome, I mean it just sounds so classic brings about 'A New Hope' for these movies now that they will be freshened up

Guest on Feb 7, 2013


That was just minute and a half of my life I can never get back...

Fidel Reyes on Feb 7, 2013


long fart

truong18 on Feb 7, 2013


Ah come on lighten up, if you havent turned on the syfy channel to watch mega shark ss giant octopus for laughs every now and then I almost feel sorry for you lol

Cody W on Feb 7, 2013


SyFy movies are horrible. They're all awful. If you're spending your time watching those but haven't watched the 1000 movies you must see before you die, then you're just wasting your time.

Kento on Feb 7, 2013


Your telling me youve never watched a syfy movie for the unintended comedy? I know I cant be alone on this one jesus pull the stick out of your ass.

Cody W on Feb 7, 2013


I've watched Ed Wood films for that reason. At MOST I've watched trailers for SyFy films because I simply don't see them as funny enough to spend 2 hours on.

Kento on Feb 7, 2013


Oh this fills me with glee.

福 赐 天上 on Feb 7, 2013


Slow day at the office?

pathetic on Feb 7, 2013


If the fx were all puppets/models etc & not cgi it might have been in the "so bad its good category"... Actually, I take that back...this is crap...move along

Flounder on Feb 7, 2013


It's true! I fucking hate spiders so much! Kill it! Kill it with a nuke!

Alex Billington on Feb 7, 2013


Oh no, hell no...

shiboleth on Feb 7, 2013


Expected this to be terrible ..... and it was, but not as much as i thought ? The Mike Mendez intro made me laugh though.

Smakatac on Feb 7, 2013


syfy original? lol

Kento on Feb 7, 2013


Was the producer Jon Peters by any chance? LOL

castingcouch on Feb 7, 2013


I pretty sure I saw lloyd Kauffman in there

Maxwell James on Feb 7, 2013


I don't know if I should cry or cry.

Daniel Vu Tran on Feb 8, 2013


Ha! Looks like a horrible, but enjoyable shitty movie. Yes please!

grimjob on Feb 8, 2013

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