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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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The suspense of Alien! The excitement of Jaws! The fun of Back To The Future! See more »


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$31,000,000 (estimated)

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$53,133,888 (USA)
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A Black Widow is one of the most venomous spiders in the Amazon. 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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Written and Performed by Pat Metheny
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King of spiders movies
9 June 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'm not scared of spiders, my sister scream bloody murder, when she see one, I don't mijd if I see a eight legged friend.

This movie did a great Job, making suspense and tension for whole movie

One of scene that had me on edge of seat, as got to be the two girls singing the song about spider, coming down and then spider getting closer to the girl foot and at the last second see moved.

That is great example of writing and directing, as it got me to cringe a little, (I don't think I ever used that word Cringe before, as I hate that word, sorry going off topic here).

Also like the fact this movie as some of the most hysterical, scene in horror movie, that made me laugh out loud.

The acting was outstanding from the whole cast and also the eight legged spiders did great job of acting as well :).

I love this movie, great movie, I am going to give it 10 out of 10.


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