Little Miyuki loved her Saturday mornings…. A big bowl of Rice Crispies, some toast and jam, and a double feature of cheesy monster movies on TV. A weekly ritual which help shape that wee lil’ slip of a kitten into the crazy movie obsessed Catgirl I am today. I always loved those movies. Sure they had the most primitive “special effects” ever… and even then I just knew those films were silly and unintentionally funny, but goodness how I loved watching them. So… when independent filmmaker Mike Mendez decided to put out his latest film, “Big Ass Spider!”, I’m fairly certain that he had someone like me in mind as a perfect example of his target audience…..
Our synopsis goes: “Alex Mathis, freelance exterminator visits an emergency room after being bitten by a spider while on the job. As he’s upstairs receiving treatment, a mortician down in the morgue is attacked by a huge spider hidden inside a recently arrived corpse. Alex, a self-proclaimed spider expert, sets out to find and exterminate the critter, but quickly learns that this is definitely no simple spider. Instead, it turns out to be a top secret military experiment gone horribly wrong. Not long after, the Army quickly descends on the hospital to try to contain the scene. Unfortunately neither they… nor Alex… are adequately prepared to tackle the menace that is… the Big Ass Spider!!”
A giant mutant bug attacking a city and battling the Army. Oh yeah… Neko’s certainly been there before, and golly gee whiz… it’s usually pretty darn fun. Well… at least for me. Carolyn’s a good sport, and usually puts up with my movies full of ghosts, and aliens, and kung-fu crazies, but creepy crawly bugs just make her skin crawl. Looks like I’m gonna owe her a romantic comedy…. 😉
Anyways…. you, o’ Gentle Visitors are a different story. You, like a certain goofy kitten, really like these sorts of Grade Z monster films (and if you don’t.. well… boy are you reading the wrong blog, Hehehehe!!) , so whatcha waiting for? Hurry up and “Read On” and let me tell you all about this one!!