Epic Pictures Releasing has set an Oct 18 day-and-date theatrical and VoD release for Mike Mendez’s creature comedy through its expanded Epic Pictures Releasing.

The Los Angeles-base company has been releasing its own content and will now seek to acquire third party content.

The focus will be on limited theatrical releases of edgy, elevated genre content with a strong social media outreach.

Big Ass Spider! stars Greg Grunberg as an exterminator who confronts a giant arachnid on a rampage through Los Angeles.

The film received its festival debut at SXSW earlier this year and also stars Claire Kramer, Lombardo Boyar and Ray Wise. Epic Pictures Group produced with Wittgenstein Entertainment.