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Arachnophobia (1990)

 -  Comedy | Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  18 July 1990 (USA)
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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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$31,000,000 (estimated)

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$53,133,888 (USA)
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The first film released under Disney's Hollywood Pictures label, which was also created so the studio could release more adult-oriented fare. See more »

Goofs

After the photographer has been bitten by a spider, he lies down on his bunk and dies. He is lying on his left-hand side, dead, when a little blood dribbles out of the left corner of his mouth and runs down an inch or more onto his left cheek. When he is shown in his coffin a few moments later, he still has blood in the left corner of his mouth, but the bloodstain is much smaller and, instead of running across his cheek, it is pointing down - towards his chin. See more »

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Dr. Ross Jennings: [after killing a spider] Therapy.
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Blue Eyes Are Sensitive To The Light
Written by Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly and Martika
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Grade-Z big budget stuff
14 May 1999 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

What is the difference between this movie and woofers in the tradition of "The Giant Spider Invasion" ? MONEY ! It seems that if somebody made a 50 millions $ remake of "Robot Monster", everybody would find it great. Here, after a very beautiful and imaginative prologue, we're in for Disney cute-clean fodder, young-couple-settles-in-a-new-home-but-some-monsters-lurks trifle where the cliffhangers (first death, second death, false scare) seems be straight out of a scriptwriter's manuel ("scriptwriting for doofs" ?) And it is almost as scary as a rerun of "Little house in the prairie". Fortunately, John Goodman was in it, in another one of his gigantic performance. This guy could play any role and still be fascinating (well. except Superman, maybe.)


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