Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Kingdom of the Spiders

William Shatner VS Killer Tarantulas - now, that's a logline..

I liked this film quite a bit when I saw it as a boy. I loved it last night as I watched it on a sweltering July evening ..munching snacks and rooting for ol' Billy 'til the sun went down. Perfect night.

Alright, yes - it's a B-movie but as one it's close to perfect. Cool beginning - good middle - great ending - I adore endings like this, and without ruining it I can guess "The Birds" was the principal inspiration. It's not without it's stupid moments, but it rolls along nicely, and I'm already a huge Shatner fan - I just plain dig him - he's hilarious and ambitious beyond even Tom Cruise's insanity. Bill Shatner LOVES being Bill Shatner, and we love him for it.

Lots of very real spiders, and a script that's not afraid to kill kill kill...

And if you, like myself, love a good "Double-Feature" watch it with Dark Night of the Scarecrow - man, I wish I could get my local Drive-In to play those ..what a night.

cheers, A.


Patrick said...

Cool! I'm going to watch that soon - maybe tonight..

ArthurMacArthur said...

If you do, we'll start our "guest reviews" this weekend.

Patrick said...

"Everyone's got their breaking point, for Bill - it's spiders.."
I did. Can I do a guesty on something you haven't reviewed yet?
I will say this; I loved the spider characters who sacrificed themselves on the power box - very kamikaze. That showed chuztpah.
And the cow actor in the opening scene was excellent.

ArthurMacArthur said...

Hah haaa..

ArthurMacArthur said...

It's got me - it's going to become one of my "fallbacks".