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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.

Director:

Ellory Elkayem

Writers:

Ellory Elkayem (story), Randy Kornfield (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Arquette ... Chris McCormick
Kari Wuhrer ... Sheriff Samantha Parker
Scott Terra ... Mike Parker
Scarlett Johansson ... Ashley Parker
Doug E. Doug ... Harlan Griffith
Rick Overton ... Deputy Pete Willis
Leon Rippy ... Wade
Matt Czuchry ... Bret
Jay Arlen Jones ... Leon
Eileen Ryan ... Gladys
Riley Smith ... Randy
Matt Holwick Matt Holwick ... Larry
Jane Edith Wilson Jane Edith Wilson ... Emma
Jack Moore Jack Moore ... Amos
Roy Gaintner 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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Taglines:

The biggest... nastiest... mutant spider movie of all time!!!! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arac Attack See more »

Filming Locations:

Tonopah, Arizona, USA See more »

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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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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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

Spoofs Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Strangers in the Night
Written by Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton and Eddie Snyder
Performed by Fantastic Strings
Courtesy of Laserlight Digital by Arrangement with Source/Q
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This is the best darn spider movie ever made!!!
4 June 2008 | by mcaw1See all my reviews

This movie is hysterically funny and scary at the same time! Our heroes attempt to save a remote town from the eight legged freaks! Each character has some very clever and insightful ways to escape the spiders. THERE ARE SOME OF THE FUNNIEST SCENES (A SPIDER TRIES TO EAT A STUFFED MOOSE HEAD MOUNTED ON THE WALL) I HAVE EVER SEEN IN A HORROR MOVIE. This movie is not to be missed! Even people who have spider issues will love this movie. The spiders squeak and show more emotion than you would expect! One jumping spider jumps up and hits a window and slides down groaning all of the way! Don't let any fears stop you from watching this film, there is very little (almost none) gore (most of that is cheekily implied....and the plot is wonderful! Will our heroes save the town? YOU will have to watch to see!


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