Director Mike Mendez Enters the Giant Bug Genre with Mega Spider


I hate arachnids, but, oddly enough, I love movies about spiders. Go figure. Tossing his demented little hat into the subgenre is director Mike Mendez, the mastermind behind the underrated demonic nun flick “The Convent” and the overrated supernatural thriller “The Gravedancers”. Below you’ll find some nifty artwork for the upcoming production, which is set to begin shooting very shortly.

Even the story sounds like fun:

Surviving extermination by nuclear eradication, a horrible alien mutation in arachnid form is now growing at an exponential rate and making its way toward downtown Los Angeles. Hot on its spindly heels is a crack military unit with absolute authority, lead by an obsessively driven commander and his beautiful but lethal sidekick.

Unfortunately for them, this mutant spider has an array of deadly defenses including the ability to virtually disappear through camouflage. But the creature’s real adversary quickly turns out to be a hot-shot local exterminator armed only with cocky attitude, some fast one-liners and his home-made gadgets. Joining forces with the military team, this blue-collar hero sets out to exterminate what has now become a monstrous 10-story tall MEGA SPIDER.

If you want to be friends with “Mega Spider”, swing by Facebook and make it happen.

Source: Shock Till You Drop

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at)
  • Zero-shot

    the peak of hollywoods creative engine of the 21st centruy. /sarcasm

  • Anonymous

    sound awesome !!!