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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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18 July 1990 (USA)  »

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Aracnofobia  »

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$31,000,000 (estimated)

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$53,133,888 (USA)
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The movie was filmed in Cambria, California. All the school scenes were filmed at Coast Union High School. See more »

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When a mouse is injected with venom from one of the spiders it is placed in a jar and left on the table top. The camera pans to the doctors so that the mouse is not in shot, and when the camera pans back to the mouse you can clearly see the jar being removed and replaced with a dead mouse in a jar. [This is visible only in the full-frame version shown on broadcast TV -- the proper, letter-boxed, version does not show this at all (it's out of the frame).] See more »

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Sheriff Lloyd Parsons: [introducing Delbert to Doctor Atherton] Excuse me. Professor? This is our town exterminator.
Delbert McClintock: Delbert McClintock, infestation management. Always nice to meet a collegue.
Sheriff Lloyd Parsons: Now, he believes he came across one of the offending spiders a couple of hours ago.
Doctor James Atherton: Might you have brought it with you?
Delbert McClintock: Actually, he's probably still at the bottom of my shoe. You really can't tell what it is anymore.
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Slickly-made "scare comedy" has Spielberg's patented homey touch...
21 January 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Steven Spielberg produced this big-budget bug movie, yet it's got nothing on 1977's low-budget thriller "Kingdom of the Spiders", nor is it a cheesy excitement on the level of Bert I. Gordon's latter-day monster movies. Killer spiders from South America make it to the rural U.S., causing bland family man Jeff Daniels to call an exterminator (enter John Goodman, funny as a super-cool spider-killer, yet it's an intermittent cameo that calls too much attention to itself and sticks out obtrusively). There are some enjoyable, ingenious bits, yet nobody came up with a really novel way of introducing or disposing of the spiders. B-picture formula given high-tech treatment is mild fun for about ten minutes, tops. ** from ****


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