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Arachnophobia (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | 18 July 1990 (USA)
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A species of South American killer spider hitches a lift to the U.S. in a coffin and starts to breed and kill.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ross Jennings
... Molly Jennings
... Delbert McClintock
... Dr. James Atherton
... Sheriff Parsons
... Chris Collins
... Jerry Manley
... Dr. Sam Metcalf
... Henry Beechwood
... Milton Briggs
... Irv Kendall
... Blaire Kendall
... Margaret Hollins
... Tommy Jennings (as Garette Patrick Ratliff)
Marlene Katz ... Shelley Jennings
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A large spider from the jungles of South America is accidently transported in a crate with a dead body to America where it mates with a local spider. Soon after, the residents of a small California town disappear as the result of spider bites from the deadly spider offspring. It's up to a couple of doctors with the help of an insect exterminator to annihilate these eight legged freaks before they take over the entire town. Written by Shaun Ouimette <xtreemshaun589@hotmail.com>

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Eight legs, two fangs and an attitude. See more »


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18 July 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aracnofobia  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

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$53,208,180
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The sound of a spider being crushed by John Goodman was made by the foley artists crushing a couple of potato chips See more »

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During the football game, Miller gets called on the field. With the scene shot from ground level, he can be seen to be wearing Nike cleats. After he gets bitten by the spider in his helmet, he falls to the ground, and he's wearing Converse cleats. When the camera turns back to his body, he's wearing the Nikes again. See more »

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Henry Beechwood: Bobby here, he's a, he's a Bronco star quarterback.
Bobby Beechwood: Hi.
Molly Jennings: Hi.
Henry Beechwood: I taught him to throw a football before he could walk. I coach the team.
Molly Jennings: Nepotism huh?
Edna Beechwood: Actually, we're Baptists.
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Written and Performed by Pat Metheny
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Scariest Movie Ever!
16 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

I've seen a lot of movies in my life...too many movies some might say. I have never been so scared in a movie than I was with "Arachnophobia".

I'm terrified of spiders. I think everything about them is just evil. And don't give me that "They eat bugs" bull, I don't care, spiders are still evil. My wife kills the spiders in our home. I know that's pathetic, but she earned that duty.

See, I would've never seen "Arachnophobia" had it not been for my wife, then fiance.

While it was in theaters, my buddies all wanted to see it, but in fear of wetting myself in front of them, I told them that I had other plans.

Fast forward four years, my fiance & I were at our local Blockwood video store, looking for the perfect scary movie, and she finds "Arachnophobia", knowing darn well that I'm terrified of spiders.

She asks if we can get it, and I agree, trying not to look like a pansy in front of the girl I want to spend my life with. By the end of the movie, I was as white as a sheet and gripping her hand so tight, she couldn't feel anything in her hand. I seriously spent most of the movie with my eyes closed.

For that reason, she kills the spiders in our home. She felt so bad about scaring me like that.

I know that there are quite a bit of you that think this movie is too humorous to be scary. That's biggest load I've ever heard.

If you hate spiders, DO NOT SEE THIS MOVIE!


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