Mike Mendez is one of the great underrated directors of low budget splattery horror. I first came to notice him with The Convent
back in 2000, a fun little haunted house/possession film starring the great Adrienne Barbeau. In the years since then he hasn't done much feature directing, but managed to pop out one of the best films in the After Dark Horrorfest series, Gravedancers
. He has kept himself busy in the editing bay on any number of unrelated projects, but I'm glad to see him returning to features with his latest, Big Ass Spider
, premiering as part of the Midnighters series at SXSW 2013.
Here's the synopsis and trailer:
When a giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampages
across the city of Los Angeles, it is up to one clever exterminator and
his security guard sidekick to kill the creature before the entire city
is destroyed. BIG ASS SPIDER! (aka MEGA SPIDER)
The first trailer has crawled out of the woodwork, and you can watch it below.
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