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Larger Than Life (1998)

A young woman battles against a series of giant spiders, spawned by toxic waste, in her new suburban home.


Ellory Elkayem


Ellory Elkayem
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Complete credited cast:
Rebecca Hobbs ... Jo
Jeremy Callaghan ... Dave
Patrick Wilson Patrick Wilson ... Removal Man #1
Hamish Gough Hamish Gough ... Removal Man #2 (as Hamish McFarlane)


A young woman battles against a series of giant spiders, spawned by toxic waste, in her new suburban home.

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This short film inspired and led up to the production of the feature length film Eight Legged Freaks, which is nearly identical in its plot. Both films share the same director. See more »


Referenced in Eight Legged Freaks (2002) See more »

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A well crafted film but it was too short!
8 December 2007 | by sushipackSee all my reviews

A pleasure to view this film. A simple story, well crafted and so beautifully shot. Filming in black and white enhanced the tension right through to the climax.

As with the majority of short films made by young directors, the budget would of curtailed any extravagance but the simplicity of the set design and beauty of the pictures made it look as though money was no object.

Larger than Life brought Ellery to the attention of feature film makers and so that's what he went on to do - naturally. Well done Ellery.

Wherever you are now I hope you and your cinematographer are accepting the rewards and acclaim you both so richly deserve.

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New Zealand



Release Date:

4 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Plus grand que nature See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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