“Just quaking in my boots”

Films: Arachnoquake (2012)

Alias: None

Type: Ancient

Location: Civilized Area/Forest

Height/Weight: Up to small houses.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: We've seen giant spiders come from the jungle. From the desert. From even outer space. But now, they're rising from the Earth in all their physics-defying glory. And they're just packed with surprises.

History: Deep in New Orleans, fracking operations have unleashed a new breed of terror. From the bowls of the Earth, earthquakes push forward a never-before-seen species of giant spider that sees man as either food or an incubator. Mostly both. Either way, the arachnoquake has begun.

Notable Kills: A baby bursts out of a boil on the back of a man's neck.

Final Fate: After a while, the queen emerges to menace everyone. However, someone manages to shove dynamite into its stomach after being temporarily eaten, and the beast is blown up. The rest of the spiders drop dead immediately afterwards.

Powers/Abilities: These spiders have a long proboscis for sucking flesh, and they can even breathe fire. And of course, they're venomous.

Weakness: Anything conventional, though the bigger ones require better weaponry. If the queen dies, so too do the rest.

Scariness Factor: 3.5-An army of giant albino fire-breathing spiders should be a slam dunk for horror. But alas, bad CGI keeps these arachnids from achieving greatness. Also, something about their pinkish hue makes them somewhat cute. That is, when they're not either roasting you, biting you, or laying eggs in you.

Trivia: -Spiders don't typically live underground, but they do live in burrows a lot. This mostly applies to tarantulas and ones like the trap-door spider.

-It took only 17 days to make this film.

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