Arachnoquake – USA, 2012 – reviews

‘The world will quake in fear’

Arachnoquake is a 2012 American made-for-television horror feature film directed by prolific Griff Furst (I Am Omega; Wolvesbayne; Mask Maker; Lake Placid III; Swamp Shark) from a screenplay by Eric Forsberg (Ghost Shark; Mega Piranha; Snakes on a Train) and Paul A. Birkett (Night Wings; Haunted High; Hellhounds).

The Active Entertainment production stars Megan Adelle (Straw Dogs), Gralen Bryant Banks (Beast of the Bering Sea; American Horror House), Paul Boocock, Edward Furlong (The Zombie KingBrainscan), Tiara Ashleigh, Tracey Gold, Bug Hall, Olivia Hardt, Grant James, Ethan Phillips, Lucky Johnson, Earl Maddox.

Plot:

A massive earthquake unleashes hordes of fire-breathing albino spiders and they embark on a murderous rampage through New Orleans. Worse still, some of the spiders are becoming bigger and bigger…

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Reviews [click links to read more]:

Arachnoquake tries to emulate the same type of atmosphere and fun that where present in 50’s monster movies such as Tarantula! and Them! I don’t think it holds up compared to those classics and I found this one to be just ok. It will be enjoyable for people who like to laugh at Syfy movies or people who are… well, very drunk.” Cinema Terror

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“While the effects aren’t as terrible as the usual Syfy CGI, the are certainly cheesy enough to laugh at. That’s the point though. This isn’t a movie that was made to be serious. This was made to be fun and it really is a success on that factor.” Dead Derrick’s Horror Movie Reviews

“… Arachnoquake has its problems, but if you’re searching for the worst film ever you won’t find it here. You might even enjoy it, so it back and prepare for 86 minutes of jumping, fire-breathing mayhem.” Alex Morrison, That Film Guy

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“It’s broad, dumb, obvious, and (almost) entirely predictable. It’s nothing more than yet another Saturday night cable TV time-filler, and it’s quite possibly the silliest movie you’ll see all month — and yet, if you’re a monster movie enthusiast (and I’m guessing you are), you may just find a few stray threads of relative amusement here.” FearNetarachnoquake

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“In the wake of Speed and The Faculty, there are few bus-based action possibilities that have not been explored, and Arachnoquake doesn’t even try. Things perk up briefly during a doomed attempt to defend a supermarket with bug spray, and there’s an entertaining water-based chase, but little else to get excited about.” Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film

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Cast and characters:

  • Megan Adelle … Annabel
  • Gralen Bryant Banks … Major Crandle (as Gralen Banks)
  • Paul Boocock … Clerk
  • Edward Furlong … Charlie
  • Tiara Ashleigh … Tina (as Tiara Gathright)
  • Tracey Gold … Katelynn
  • Bug Hall … Paul
  • Olivia Hardt … Petra
  • Grant James … Gramps
  • Lucky Johnson … Glen
  • Earl Maddox … Roux
  • Skyy Moore … Justin
  • Damien Moses … Martin (as Damien Anthony Moses)
  • Ethan Phillips … Roy
  • Dane Rhodes … Jean Jacques
  • Samantha Smith … Tammy
  • Ned Yousef … Guillaume
  • Samantha Smith … Tammy
  • Sari Cummings … Sexy lady (uncredited)
  • Glen Warner … Hunter (uncredited)

Filming locations:

Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans, St. Amant and Sorrento, Louisiana

Release:

Arachnoquake premiered on the Syfy cable television channel on 23rd June 2012.

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