Arachnicide full movie review - A shoestring joke
ARACHNICIDE is an absolutely dreadful TV movie, made in Italy and dubbed into English for western release.
It's about a squad of special forces soldiers who are sent to Albania and discover the results of a sinister experiment that has terrifying consequences for them all. It's one of those films where the DVD cover art is actually better than the film, this is so cheap and awful.
There's no characterisation here, not even much in the way of dialogue, just incessant low rent action. The opening sniper sequences do promise a little but the film quickly falls flat with endless dark and boring inaction. The CGI effects are appropriately awful, but the spiders don't appear until the second half and until then the film is near unwatchable. Then the spiders do finally show up, it just becomes very silly and largely pointless. I'm surprised the budget was as big as is listed because this looks like nothing more than a shoestring joke.