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Arachnophobia (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | 18 July 1990 (USA)
A species of South American killer spider hitches a lift to the U.S. in a coffin and starts to breed and kill.

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A large spider from the jungles of South America is accidently transported in a crate with a dead body to America where it mates with a local spider. Soon after, the residents of a small California town disappear as the result of spider bites from the deadly spider offspring. It's up to a couple of doctors with the help of an insect exterminator to annihilate these eight legged freaks before they take over the entire town. Written by Shaun Ouimette <xtreemshaun589@hotmail.com>

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Eight legs, two fangs and an attitude. See more »


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18 July 1990 (USA)  »

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$31,000,000 (estimated)

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$53,133,888 (USA)
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Trivia

When in the cemetery exhuming one of the bodies, the name of the grave in the background says MacNamara, which is also the surname of the actor Brian, playing Chris Collins. See more »

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When Becky is in the shower, a spider is walking across the shower rail. A black wire can be seen moving it along and making it jump a bit. Also, when the spider is descending down her body, a white wire can again be seen pulling it downwards. See more »

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Molly Jennings: Why is all the wood rotting?
Delbert McClintock: I'll tell you why. Bad wood.
Molly Jennings: So... what do we do?
Delbert McClintock: Tear out bad wood. Put in good wood.
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Spoofed in Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation (1992) See more »

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Written and Performed by Pat Metheny
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highly recommended
1 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

Dr. Ross Jennings is a renowned doctor from the big city who relocates to a small town in the country. Not only does he not fit in with the local residents, but he also has an uncontrollable fear of spiders which are prevalent in the surrounding area. To make matters worse, a new, lethal breed of spider has made its way from South America to their hometown, and produced a far more deadly breed that's slowly taking over their once peaceful little community. Exciting, creepy thriller with first-rate special effects, hair-raising chills, and an excellent cast. Not for the squeamish or anyone with the titular fear, especially at the film's nail-biting finale. ***


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