Films: Camel Spiders (2011)
Location: Desert/Civilized Area
Height/Weight: Up to small dogs.
Summary: The scariest thing in the desert, for some people at least, was not lack of water or inexplicable crazies. No, it was spiders. Or more accurately, camel spiders. These days, we know they can't harm us, but you cannot deny that they look like someone stitched the bodies of spiders and scorpions together to make some kind of arachnid demon. And sure enough, someone made a movie about it.
History: In the deserts of the Middle East, some camel spiders have managed to grow to impressive sizes. Also, they find humans to be pretty tasty. This naturally does not do wonders for the people there, and when one ends up dead, several camel spiders hitch a ride in his corpse. They make it to the southwestern USA, and from there, it's a feeding frenzy.
Notable Kills: Nothing special.
Final Fate: Many camel spiders are shot and killed, but the majority of them is taken out by a large explosion. That's not to say they got all of them though, as many are seen menacing a drive-in movie theater later.
Weakness: Anything conventional.
Scariness Factor: 3-The odd fright of the camel spider is very much intact for these predators, and it can be unsettling watching them swarm people while tearing them limb from limb. But then you see the dreadful CGI, and most of the fright goes away. At least people are naturally afraid of these things. Well, most of them anyway.
Trivia: -Camel spiders, or solifugids, gained infamy and their nickname due to people believing they had seen ones big enough to kill camels and even humans. In truth, camel spiders are harmless to humans (they are one of few non-venomous arachnid orders), and only grow to about the size of rats.
-The actual name for camel spiders, solifugae, basically means "those that flee from the sun", owing to their speed and preference for the shadows.