Synopsis by Mark Deming
What has eight legs, a big appetite, and brings terror to a desert community in this sci-fi thriller? A group of astronauts are performing scientific experiments with a spider aboard a space shuttle when the craft is struck by a solar flare. This brings about an unexpected reaction in the spider -- the bug begins to grow, and it attacks and kills the crew on board. Marci (Lana Parrilla) is a student journalist with a more-than-academic interest in conspiracy theories and UFOs; she's digging around in the desert looking for evidence of alien aircraft landings when the shuttle crashes to Earth -- and a monstrous spider crawls out. Marci and her friends try to convince the citizens of the nearby town that they're in grave danger, but given Marci's habit of reporting strange stories of dubious credibility, most people are loath to believe her until it's too late. Spiders also stars Josh Greene, and Oliver Macready.
crew, experiment, mass-murder, mutant, spider