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Eight Legged Freaks
the residents of a rural mining town discover that an unfortunate chemical spill has caused hundreds of little spiders to mutate into the size of SUVs.

Starring David Arquette, Scott Terra, Kari Wuhrer...  View more >

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Jul 17, 2002
"Eight-Legged Feaks" pays tribute to the B-grade gerne of the 1950's, where insects can grow to giant size monsters and attack anyone in their path.

At first, the film started out slow until after the second reel when the spiders began to attack in droves. David Arquette leads a group of town residents against the rampaging spiders. Kari Wuhrer plays the town sheriff, who might be confused with Ashley Judd, played off her character with a bit of toughness and plenty of smarts. Her performance reminds me of Linda Hamilton in the 1997 movie "Dante's Peak."

Watching the spiders attacking the town is half the fun of this movie. "Eight Legged Freaks" is almost a remake of the 1984 film "Gremlins," with big hairy spiders.
Jul 20, 2002
Tremors and Tremors II were a great satire on horror movies. I thought this may be the same, it is not. Effects were good acting and story were not. A good idea but a poor attempt.
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Jul 23, 2002
I don't give this movie a "See Now!" only because I don't think everybody will enjoy it. I found it to be fun, sometimes exciting, and very funny. The special effects, which don't look too impressive in the previews, were surprisingly effective.

One of the coolest-looking scenes in the movie was one that looked like something from an apocolyptic thriller; hundreds of giant spiders leaping and skittering and dragging countless victims to the ground for a good-old fashioned blood sucking.

I liked the movie's campy sense of humor, dealing with conspiracy theories and (of course) B-movies. If you listen real close, you can hear some of "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" in the score. Very fun.

If you liked "Tremors," which is very similar to this in some ways, you should be a big fan of this movie. Good action, good laughs, great creatures. It all makes for an hour and a half of solid entertainment.

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