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Eight Legged Freaks (2002)

 -  Action | Comedy | Horror  -  17 July 2002 (USA)
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A variety of horrible poisonous spiders get exposed to a noxious chemical that causes them to grow to monumental proportions.

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The residents of a rural mining town discover that an unfortunate chemical spill has caused hundreds of little spiders to mutate overnight to the size of SUVs. It's then up to mining engineer Chris McCormack and Sheriff Sam Parker to mobilize an eclectic group of townspeople, including the Sheriff's young son, Mike, her daughter, Ashley, and paranoid radio announcer Harlan, into battle against the bloodthirsty eight-legged beasts. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Let the squashing begin!! See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence, brief sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$324,976 (Australia) (27 September 2002)

Gross:

$17,266,505 (USA) (11 October 2002)
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When the town's people have fled into the mall, the mayor, Wade, asks the goofy sheriff's assistant Pete what the hell just attacked him. Pete answers: "A spider, man", swallowing the syllable 'a', making it an obvious reference to Spider-Man, Marvel's comic book superhero. See more »

Goofs

The movie is published with a punctuation error in its title. "Eight Legged Freaks" means "eight freaks with legs" and is pronounced with only three syllables in total. The correct punctuation is "Eight-Legged Freaks" meaning "freaks with eight legs" with four syllables in total ("legged" with two). See more »

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[first lines]
Harlan: Do you know fear?
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References Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978) See more »

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Dim Memory
Written by Todd Jeremias, Sean Cannon
Performed by Soul Circle
Produced by Brett Eliason
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Campy Fun!
24 February 2003 | by (Worcester, MA) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie on DVD based soley on the reviews that said it was funny and a return to the B-movie genre. It was that and more. I don't usually enjoy David Arquette but he was loveable in this movie. This movie made me both laugh and jump. It knew how to poke fun at itself without seeming pathetic. If you're looking for a campy movie with things jumping out at you this is a good pick.


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