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In the deserts of the Middle East, a platoon of soldiers is terrorized by a gang of large, fast and deadly arachnids called Camel Spiders. The soldiers escape the deadly attack but accidently transport several of the evil beasts with them to the American southwest. An Army Captain (Brian Krause of ''Charmed''), a small-town Sheriff (C. Thomas Howell of ''Southland'' and The Amazing Spider-Man), and a desperate group of locals and tourists must survive a frightening infestation of crawling carnage.
Low budget, cheesy dialogue and effects and spotty acting are a few of the things that describe "Camel Spiders." By now you have to know what you're getting from a Syfy channel movie that is From Executive Producer, Roger Corman. I cannot understand why so many people whine over these television movies yet tune in to watch them each time they are on. "Camel Spiders" is really no different than all the other Syfy movies that have aired, there's not much in the way of a story, the characters are one dimensional and the dialogue at times is just awful but yet the throwback feel to them gives them all a certain charm and this one is no different.
I am not going to sit here and tell you this is a great film because it's not, in fact it's pretty awful but I knew that before I even watched it which was why I enjoyed it. I was ready for the spotty acting, the terrible dialogue and the bad effects and because I was ready I had a good time watching the film.
The cast was spotty like I said before but I thought C. Thomas Howell and Brian Krause both did a great job considering the material they had to work with. The supporting cast was average at best but again it's what to expect here. This is not one of the Syfy channel's best films but it is their usual fare, there's already a built in audience for these low budget movies so if you're one of those that "gets it" then I have recommend checking this out if you're one that hates everything the channel produces then I say skip this and move on.
"Camel Spiders" is one of those films that is entertaining perhaps for the wrong reasons, you will certainly be laughing when it's not appropriate but I think that's part of the charm I was talking about earlier.
Released by Anchor Bay Entertainment
** 1/4 Out Of *****