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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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spider | doctor | death | jungle | small town | See more »

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

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When Becky is in the shower, the spider slips down her cleavage. When she looks down and screams, you can see a flesh-coloured garment. See more »

Quotes

[Flicks ant off of Manley's knee]
Doctor James Atherton: 24 hour ant.
Jerry Manley: They bite?
Doctor James Atherton: They kill, Mr. Manley, in sufficient numbers.
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Referenced in Home and Away: Episode #1.722 (1991) 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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highly recommended
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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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