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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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Storyline

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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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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18 July 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aracnofobia  »

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$31,000,000 (estimated)

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$53,133,888 (USA)
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Trivia

The sound of a spider being crushed by John Goodman was made by the foley artists crushing a couple of potato chips See more »

Goofs

In the shot were the flaming General is hit with the nail from the nail gun, you can see the wire that's attached through the spider and to the nail. Also, in the following scene, the general goes in a straight line to the nest, diagonally from about floor level, across the room to the ceiling, defying the laws of physics. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Ross Jennings: Milt, why don't you cover the living room.
[sighs]
Dr. Ross Jennings: Chris, why don't you check out back. And uh Lloyd, take the kitchen. And I'll just uh, I'll oversee the uh, I'll just coordinate the uh, I'll just stay right here.
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Connections

Spoofed in Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation (1992) See more »

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Blue Eyes Are Sensitive To The Light
Written by Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly and Martika
Performed by Sara Hickman
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User Reviews

 
Was Rooting For The Creepy Spiders To Bite The Main Characters
6 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If spiders give you the creeps, stay away from this film. You will be uncomfortable watching it, to say the least! I'm so-so on the creatures but this gave me some creepy moments, too. As one person said, "It makes your skin crawl."

The spiders didn't bother me as much as most of the characters in this film. They were annoying to me, especially Jeff Daniels as "Dr. Ross Jennings." This guy blasphemes about as many times as the spiders appear.

The only fun person in the film is John Goodman, who plays the exterminator, "Delbert McClintock." Too bad "Delbert" didn't exterminate a few people while he was at it!


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