Giant Spiders?!?! Practical FX?!?! Gian Spider Goddesses? Well color us curious cuz this looks like a HELL of a lottta fun.
Itsy Bitsy marries the high concept fun of a film reminiscent of Jaws with the edgy character drama of a film like The Exorcist. At the center of our film is a woman (Elizabeth Roberts) running from her past. Her physical fight is with the creature, her battle inside is ambivalence towards what her life has become versus pure love of her children.
Elizabeth Roberts was cast for her natural style and believable edge. Elizabeth plays “Kara” a single mom, who moves from New York City to the quiet rural countryside, with her two young children “Jesse” (Arman Darbo) and “Cambria” (Chloe Perrin). It’s a job opportunity she can’t afford to turn down. Kara works as a private nurse to “Walter” (Bruce Davison), a man stricken with multiple sclerosis, an appraiser of rare antiquities with a secretive past. The family moves into his humble guesthouse.
Her teenage son, “Jesse” (Arman Darbo) is most unhappy being a 14 year old boy in this new place. Losing his friends and moving to the middle of nowhere hasn’t made his job of looking after his little sister, “Cambria” (Chloe Perrin) who’s 7 years old any easier. Doom precedes them, “Ahkeeba” (Treva Etienne) a shady international associate of Walter, has brought with him a mysterious relic of ancient origin.
The relic contains more than just legends. Inside is a terrifying creature, a terrifying cave Spider unlike the modern world has ever seen. Walter’s associate encounters a run in with a local sheriff played by genre veteran actor Denise Crosby.
Itsy Bitsy is an old-school creature film with a terrifying giant spider at the center, but the movie is about more than just about arachnid horror. Kara will have to deal with her internal and familial struggles while saving everyone from becoming spider food. It’s as much a story about people and family as it is about an eight-legged monster. Mixing an emotionally charged character drama with chilling scares, Itsy Bitsy is a movie you’ll be haunted by for years to come.