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Eight Legged Freaks (2002)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Horror | 17 July 2002 (USA)
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Venomous spiders get exposed to a noxious chemical that causes them to grow to monumental proportions.

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Storyline

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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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17 July 2002 (USA)  »

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Arac Attack  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,485,458, 21 July 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,322,606

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$45,867,333
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Trivia

The spider that bites Joshua is a Pink toe tarantula (Avicularia avicularia) from South America. See more »

Goofs

When the old barber man is in the store with the pitchfork, the tent starts moving behind him. If you look closely, you can see hands grabbing the tent and pushing it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Harlan: Do you know fear?
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Connections

Features Them! (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Dim Memory
Written by Todd Jeremias, Sean Cannon
Performed by Soul Circle
Produced by Brett Eliason
Courtesy of Todd Songs Music International
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Campy Fun!
24 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

I watched this movie on DVD based soley on the reviews that said it was funny and a return to the B-movie genre. It was that and more. I don't usually enjoy David Arquette but he was loveable in this movie. This movie made me both laugh and jump. It knew how to poke fun at itself without seeming pathetic. If you're looking for a campy movie with things jumping out at you this is a good pick.


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