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

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Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$17,266,505 (USA) (11 October 2002)
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The title did not come from the script, the director or the studio. In one scene, actor David Arquette improvised the phrase "Eight Legged Freaks" and that became the title. The original title was "Arac Attack" (in many European countries the film was released under that title). See more »

Goofs

In the mall, when the sheriff is fighting the spiders by himself, he sees the big one come on the ceiling and drops his gun and runs. Later, when he is surrounded and goes under the bars, you can clearly see his gun in its holster. See more »

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Referenced in Infernal Affairs (2002) See more »

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A perfect B-Movie homage

this has all the makings of a future classic paying beautiful and perfect homage to all the classic B-Movies that we all know and love, from the classic references and brilliant in jokes, the fantastic corny dialogue, the perfect cast acting there socks off to bring back all the memories that everyone knows and loves of the golden age of B-Movies. the story is simple and ludicrous,

toxic waste spill crossed with exotic spider farm = giant killer spiders attacking a town.

FANTASTIC has everything you need from a movie, the conspiracy theorist nut job on the radio played greatly by the fantastic Doug E. Doug, the town boy who has just returned to be the hero played by the ever excellent David Arquette who is the most perfectly cast B-Movie actor EVER! and the really hot sherriff who is in love with the hero and vice versa, a great film, some ropey effects on occasion but it only adds to the brilliant and fantastic B-Movie feel of a truly great and memorable movie i hope more movies like this come along and quickly!


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