This book contains 160 horror movie reviews. These movies all contain shock, sex and gore. The reviews are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each production is established by the sum of 7 types of ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting & quality. Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, moods, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review. These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!
It's a jungle out there.
Three minutes into this, I was convinced I had the wrong movie. A tornado sends sharks flying in the air, a jet comes crashing in the said tornado, only to explode while its pilot gets ejected and lands into the jungle. Fast forward two minutes and we learn that aliens are in on it. And I thought I was watching an Arachnophobia rip-off... Brace yourself!
Arachnid was written by Mark Sevi, known for a bunch of crappy movies, and directed Jack Sholder, who apparently hated this script. Someone should’ve done something about that dialogue. It’s not natural and it doesn’t flow. The film doesn’t look cheap when no special effects are involved. The simpler scenes work fine. The embarrassment is... intermittent.
If you judge this thing for its technical prowess, you’re going to end up with a headache. Tackle it expecting schlock and you won’t be disappointed. It’s a fun movie. It’s dumb as fuck. Watch Alex Reid struggle with her dialogue, and every other character machine-gun aimlessly at bushes and trees for over ninety minutes. You’ll forget you’re watching a film about giant spiders.