Director Mike Mendez Spins A New Web With ‘Lavalantula’

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Big fans of the work of director Mike Mendez here at HNN and this one sounds like a crazy, silly good time. Mike’s next film with return him to the world of giant arachnids  – his last film being of course – ‘Big Ass Spider’.  This time around he’s tackling a different beast though.  Not only are the spiders huge but they breath fire.  Yeah, you read that right – giant fire breathing tarantulas and … Continue reading

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Interview: Mike Mendez – Director (Big Ass Spider, The Gravedancers, Convent)

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Mike Mendez, the director of such goofy, gory fare as “The Gravedancers” and “Convent” , has recently stepped behind the camera again, this time orchestrating there mayhem wrought on the City of Angels by one hell of a bug in Epic Pictures “Big Ass Spider!”  He took the time to talk to HorrorNews.net about defying expectations, the joy of killing people, and taking inspiration from the atomic age. First of all, congrats on the movie! … Continue reading

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Film Review: Big Ass Spider (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampage the city of Los Angeles. When a massive military strike fails, it is up to a team of scientists and one clever exterminator to kill the creature before the city is destroyed. REVIEW: Although I’m not particularly afraid of spiders, I’m not necessarily a big fan of em’ either. I’ve seen some hella big spiders in my time but they’re not interested in … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 28

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This week, join the grue-crew fending off giant spiders and battling rouge government agents as Big Ass Spider and Machete Kills get their moments in the Horror News Radio Spotlight. Director Mike Mendez joins co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen to discuss his big bug opus Big Ass Spider and Dave once again discusses all the horror news worth talking about while Doc announces another spectacular contest sure to blow … Continue reading

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New Trailer For BIG ASS SPIDER Will Trap You In Its Web And Consume You!

This is another one of those films that I feel like I’ve been talking about it forever and am still waiting to feast my peepers on it. Good news is the VOD premiere is right around the corner. Oct. 18th will bring the film to cable and other platforms and we’ll finally get to see director Mike Mendez’s giant spider ravage LA. The final “official” trailer just hit and it is definitely worth your time. … Continue reading

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BIG ASS SPIDER To Weave It’s Web In October

We’ve talked about this one before and I’m excited to pass along the news Mike Mendez’s BIG ASS SPIDER has gotten itself distribution and will be hitting VOD and enjoying a limited theatrical release on Oct. 18th thanks to EPIC PICTURES. That means a Blu-ray can’t be far off. In the film, which stars Greg Grunberg, Lombardo Boyar, Clare Kramer and Ray Wise, we meet up with one huge ass spider that terrorizes LA and … Continue reading

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An Epic Clip For BIG ASS SPIDER – Updated!!

I love this, I really do. Got wind of a new trailer for the latest from director Mike Mendez with the catchy title BIG ASS SPIDER. Guess what it’s about, come on guess. Yep, you got it, this flick features one BIG ASS SPIDER. The big news for this big ass spider is that is has gotten chosen to be shown at SXSW as part of their Midnighters program. Here’s the official synopsis:

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Film Review: The GraveDancers (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: A heartfelt Irish wake for an old friend accidentally awakens three ghosts — a rapist, an ax murderer and a pint-sized pyromaniac — who wreak havoc on the drunken revelers who danced on their graves (Dominic Purcell, Josie Maran, Marcus Thomas and Clare Kramer). TchĂ©ky Karyo and Megahn Perry co-star in this horrific tale of cause and effect from director Mike Mendez (The Convent). REVIEW: Written by: Brad Keene & Chris Skinner Directed by: … Continue reading

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