Spiders is an American science fiction/horror film of the predatory animal subgenre. It was directed by Gary Jones and produced by Nu Image Films. It premiered first in Argentina on June 14th, 2000 under the title Arachnophobia II. It was then screened in Tokyo, Japan on June 24th. The premise of the film involves a top secret experiment to genetically alter the DNA of a rare breed of spider aboard a NASA space shuttle. After a meteor shower redirects the shuttle back towards Earth, the ship crashes with only one survivor, who is now impregnated with the venom of a genetically mutated spider. The spider hatches from the body of the doomed survivor and begins breeding, giving birth to more genetic abominations that grow in size after each kill. Mayhem ensues as a giant killer spider stomps through the streets of Los Angeles.