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Eight Legged Freaks (2002)

PG-13 | | 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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Arac Attack  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,485,458 (USA) (19 July 2002)

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$17,266,505 (USA) (11 October 2002)
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Trivia

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

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In the scene right before Pete arrives at Sam's house, Sam is seen loading a pump shotgun. She then hands it to Chris, but it's changed to a double barrel shotgun. See more »

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[first lines]
Harlan: Do you know fear?
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References Independence Day (1996) See more »

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Diablo
Written by DJ Kta, Bobby Darwin, Steed Najera, Eddy Garcia, Haroun Serang, Dennis Morehouse
Performed by Triple Seven
Produced by Phil Nicolo
Courtesy of Spunout Records
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I'm Shocked This Turned Out So Good!
1 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The only way I gave this a look was that someone loaned it to me for free. I now own it! This looked like it would be a stupid movie, and it some scenes it certainly was, but it was so entertaining that I know I will watch this a number of times.

This is a 1950s-type sci-fi flick with modern-day special effects. In fact, if you liked "Them!" you'll get a big kick of out of this film. The difference is the much- better special-effects but some low-grade attitudes and some profanity. The characters are dumb but they were dumb in the '50s, too.

The story starts off a bit slow but once the overgrown spiders emerge, the film goes full bore and gets extremely entertaining. It's almost too much action. One needs a break! By the end, you're glad it's over. Thus, if they had chopped 5-10 minutes off this, it would have been much better. Nonetheless, it's a fun ride with some genuinely scary parts and some humor, too. Since "entertainment" is the name of the game, this gets 8 stars even though it's lower-grade material.

It flat-out entertains.


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