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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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Do you hate spiders? Do you really hate spiders? Well they don't like you either. See more »


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

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Arac Attack  »

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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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In the beginning of the movie at the spider farm, when it shows the jumping spiders feeding, Johnny says, "They call it an Arac-Attack." This is a reference to the original title of the movie. See more »

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When the guy who drops the ladder on the trap-door spider gets to his car, the window is down all the way. A moment later, the window is rolled-up a few inches. See more »

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Dialogue funny, CGI great, fun time - It's Squashin' Time
17 May 2002 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

The dialogue was great. Rick Overton as the deputy is truly a modern day Barney Fife. The spiders steal the show. Though the plot does drag a bit in a few places the film generally moves quickly and has you jumping in your seats as spiders big and small pop out of everywhere. The film appears to be done in the same style as "Tremors" and definitely captures the light heartedness of that film. Good Entertainment. Enjoy the popcorn.


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