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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Chris McCormick
... Sheriff Samantha Parker
... Mike Parker
... Ashley Parker
... Harlan Griffith
... Deputy Pete Willis
... Wade
... Bret
... Leon
... Gladys
... Randy
Matt Holwick ... Larry
Jane Edith Wilson ... Emma
Jack Moore ... Amos
Roy Gaintner ... Floyd
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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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The biggest... nastiest... mutant spider movie of all time!!!! See more »


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

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17 July 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The title did not come from the script, the director or the studio. In one scene, actor David Arquette improvised the phrase "Eight Legged Freaks" and that became the title. The original title was "Arac Attack" (in many European countries the film was released under that title). The scene can be seen in the movie with the phrase intact. See more »

Goofs

In the mall, the Sheriff closes a roller grate but the spiders reach through and catch him. He operates a chainsaw to chop off the legs holding him, and in the process gets showered in the face with green spider goo. This shown in close up, but in the following scenes, his face is clean and dry. See more »

Quotes

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

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #29.9 (2003) See more »

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Itsy Bitsy Spider
Written and Performed by Joey Deluxe
Produced by Joey Deluxe
(appears in the opening and closing credits)
Courtesy of Joe Merholz Music ASCAP
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A perfect B-Movie homage
4 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

this has all the makings of a future classic paying beautiful and perfect homage to all the classic B-Movies that we all know and love, from the classic references and brilliant in jokes, the fantastic corny dialogue, the perfect cast acting there socks off to bring back all the memories that everyone knows and loves of the golden age of B-Movies. the story is simple and ludicrous,

toxic waste spill crossed with exotic spider farm = giant killer spiders attacking a town.

FANTASTIC has everything you need from a movie, the conspiracy theorist nut job on the radio played greatly by the fantastic Doug E. Doug, the town boy who has just returned to be the hero played by the ever excellent David Arquette who is the most perfectly cast B-Movie actor EVER! and the really hot sherriff who is in love with the hero and vice versa, a great film, some ropey effects on occasion but it only adds to the brilliant and fantastic B-Movie feel of a truly great and memorable movie i hope more movies like this come along and quickly!


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