Arachnophobia (1990) Poster



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Clash of the Titans (1981)
Giant vulture's screech used in film
Wheel of Fortune (1981) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Rocket Attack U.S.A. (1990) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Be proud; you shot a spider. Thank you, John Goodman."
Home and Away: Episode #1.722 (1991) (TV Episode)
Adam lies to Josh about Rachel wanting to see this
Home and Away: Episode #1.723 (1991) (TV Episode)
Josh sees through Adam's lie about Rachel seeing this
Full House: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (1991) (TV Episode)
Aaron wants to stay up late and watch the film
Countdown: Episode #22.12 (1991) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Sylvia.
Saturday Night Live: Jeff Daniels/Color Me Badd (1991) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on 'The Chris Farley Show'
The Larry Sanders Show: The Spider Episode (1992) (TV Episode)
Larry mentions that Steve Kutcher was the chief spider wrangler on the movie.
Serial Mom (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Kicking and Screaming (1995)
Video case is shown in a video store.
The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live (1998) (TV Special)
Mentioned on 'The Chris Farley Show'
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley (1998) (TV Movie)
Referenced on the Chris Farley Show
Trapped in a Purple Haze (2000) (TV Movie)
characters discuss this movie
Spider-Man (2002)
The jumping spider that Peter attempts to take a picture of is an Avondale Spider
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius: Safety First/Crime Sheen Investigation (2002) (TV Episode)
At one point during the episode 'Safety First', Carl refers to a horror film: "adults usually know the right thing to do except in horror films when there's a spider in their bathtub disguised as a hair clog..." The film 'Arachnophobia', first released in 1990, contains one such scene in a bathtub.
Savage Harvest 2: October Blood (2006) (Video)
VHS tape seen
Good Eats: Okraphobia (2006) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
30 Rock: Jack Meets Dennis (2006) (TV Episode)
Jenna claims to have lost her virginity after watching this film.
American Dad!: The Vacation Goo (2007) (TV Episode)
Roger mentions this moved to Haley, Francine and Steve
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: 17 Again/State of Play/Crank High Voltage (2009) (TV Episode)
A man says this movie scared him as a child.
Decloaking the Invisible: Alien Terrain (2010) (Video)
mentioned by Nimrod Antal
Home Bound (2014) (Short)
DVD shown
Movie Nights: Strays (2016) (TV Episode)
Brad mentions Jeff Daniels' performance.
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXVIII (2017) (TV Episode)
Opening credits: "Arach-koh-Phobia"


Family Ties (1982) (TV Series)
Is playing on the TV when spiders start crawling over the screen.
Wheel of Fortune (1983) (TV Series)
The Kendalls watch this.
Family Ties: Heartstrings: Part 3 (1988) (TV Episode)
Plays on the TV in one of the scenes where the spiders swarm in.

Featured in 

The Horror Hall of Fame (1990) (TV Movie)

Spoofed in 

Darkwing Duck: Aduckyphobia (1991) (TV Episode)
The title is a spoof.
Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation (1992) (Video)
The movie Fowlmouth takes Shirley to is called "Skunknophobia".
Me, Myself & Irene (2000)
The huge tarantula crawling up Charlie's shirt
Scary Movie 4 (2006)
The photograph of the web in the attic.

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