To science, they are known as “solifugae.” They can grow up to one foot in length. Stories about these seemingly mythic creatures started surfacing when U.S. soldiers encountered them in the first Gulf War. Google camel spiders and for anyone with even a hint of arachnophobia, youll find videos and pictures of an eight-legged, true life nightmare. Thank goodness theyre thousands of miles away…or are they?
From master creature feature maker Roger Corman comes a spine-chilling tale about the ultimate skin-crawlers: Camel Spiders! Starring Brian Krause, GiGi Ernata and C. Thomas Howell, Camel Spiders crawls its way onto DVD and Blu-ray March 27.
During a routine desert patrol, an U.S. Military unit head by Captain Sturges (Krause) is ambushed by insurgents. Just when they seemed to be outgunned, the attack suddenly stops…and their would-be assassins are dragged off by what a native liaison calls the devils of the sand. Wounded in the battle, Sturges earns a ticket back home to the more hospitable deserts of the Southwestern United States.
Bringing back one of his fallen comrades, Sturges doesnt realize that a couple of camel spiders stowed away and now have access to an environment where they can breed at an exponential rate, freely hunting for prey and unafraid of any predator – including man. No place is safe, no one is beyond their paralyzing sting. In the end, a small band of hearty fighters are forced to make one last stand against the creatures.