5 Most Awesome Giant Monster Movies From ‘Big Ass Spider!’ Director Mike Mendez!

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Epic Pictures will be releasing Big Ass Spider!, the movie that features a giant arachnid terrorizing Los Angeles, on digital download, DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow, January 7.

In Mike Mendez’s (Real Killers, The Gravedancers) creature comedy, “The unlikely heroic duo of a blue-collar exterminator (Greg Grunberg) and Latino security guard (Lombardo Boyar) must save the day when a giant spider escapes from a military lab and rampages the city of Los Angeles.

To celebrate the release, Bloody Disgusting caught up with Mendez who shared his picks for “5 Most Awesome Giant Monster Movies”!

1. Them

“Giant ants are pretty cool and you get the military versus giant ants. The effects were very innovative for the time. It’s one of the classics. Plus it was the beginning of the atomic age monsters. Also a great cast like James Arness & Fess Parker.”

2. Tremors

“It’s not necessarily a giant monster movie, but it is a large monster, so I’m going to count it. I love the blend of horror and comedy, plus it has Kevin Bacon. Who doesn’t love that?”

3. King Kong (1933)

“For me, the effects still hold up to this day and it has some of the most iconic imagery of any giant monster movie. It was a very big influence on “Big Ass Spider.””

4. Deep Rising

“The movie is a good time. Another genre blend. It jumps between being scary and funny from moment to moment, but keeps a solid balance of the two. Plus Treat Williams seems like he is doing his take on Jack Burton from “Big Trouble in Little China”.”

5. Cloverfield

“Very clever update of the giant monster movie, plus I think it’s one of the better found footage films. Innovative camera work and breakneck pace make it for a very fun ride.”

  • djblack1313

    great list! i love them all. i’d also add

    CURSE OF THE BLACK WIDOW
    THE HOST (where is the sequel by the way?)

    there are others but i can’t think of them. lol.

    • dpcraig

      I second, THE HOST. Great monster film. Great film altogether.

  • doomas10

    Deep rising is so underrated. I find it extremely scary and the monster at the end feels like a real life Cthulu coming to life.