Big Ass Spider


A bio-engineered alien spider that escapes from a military base and the City of Angels – what better basis for a movie described as seriously good and seriously funny.

‘Made me laugh harder than I’ve laughed at the movies all year’


Premiering at SXSW last year, Big Ass Spider has crawled its way into the hearts of film lovers.


Despite the might of the US military, the city of Los Angeles is on its knees and at the mercy of this fast moving, fast growing, venom spewing, bad assed arachnid. So who you gonna call? The local exterminator, of course! Armed with attitude, rifles, shotguns and a rocket launcher, Alex and his sidekick, security guard Jose, are out to take down this creepy crawly and save the world. Can these unlikely heroes save the people of LA before it’s too late? Watch the movie to find out.

This movie will trap you in its web and give you a heaped serving of belly laughs with a side of gore. If you’re a lover of creature features – you’re going to love Big Ass Spider in all its glory.

Big Ass Spider Duo Alex and Jose

The Reviews:

Holding a 78% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Scott Foundas of Variety called the film, ‘an exceedingly good-natured Z-grade creature feature’ and that ‘many worse ways to spend 80 minutes can easily be imagined’.

Bill Goodykoontz of The Arizona Republic said that Big Ass Spider was ‘gleefully schlocky’.

And last but not least, John De Fore of The Hollywood Reporter said, ‘Mike Mendez’s shamelessly Corman-esque Big Ass Spider does almost everything just a tiny bit better than it needs to’.

The Details:

Director: Mike Mendez – has directed ‘The Gravedancers’, ‘The Convent’ and ‘Killers. Big Ass Spider is Mike’s fifth feature film.

Producer: Patrick Ewald, Shaked Berenson, Travis Stevens, Klaus Von Sayn-Wittgenstein

Screenwriter: Gregory Gieras

Cinematographer: Benji Bakshi

Editor: Mike Mendez

Production Designer: Sxv’leithan Essex

Music: Ceiri Torjussen

Principal Cast: Greg Grunberg (Heroes), Lombardo Boyar (The Bernie Mac Show), Clare Kramer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Ray Wise (Twin Peaks/RoboCop), Lin Shaye (Insidious Franchise/There’s Something About Mary), Patrick Bauchau (Panic Room/The Pretender/A View to a Kill).

Things you might not know about Big Ass Spider:

  • With not enough money to hire a casting director the film’s director used people from his Facebook friends list to cast the movie.
  • The screenplay was originally called Dino Spider.
  • Distributors tried for a name change to Mega Spider feeling that Big Ass Spider would not be marketable. Doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, does it?
  • The director convinced them to keep the title saying that Big Ass Spider ‘is the right title for the movie. I felt it in my heart and soul’.

How to see it:

Big Ass Spider has now been released in Australia and you have the opportunity to now stream or download Big Ass Spider FREE and legally. All new Monster Pictures fans can watch it for FREE as part of our WATCH 1 FREE offer to all new Monster Fans!

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Need to know more? Monster Pictures has you covered with the Big Ass Spider trailer, Big Ass Spider cast and crew interview and a Big Ass Spider interview with Greg Grunberg & Lombardo.

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