Eight Legged Freaks

Country:  USA
Genre:Action, Comedy, Horror
Rating:6.0  Rate
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DirectorEllory Elkayem
Selected CastDavid Arquette as Chris McCormick
 Kari Wuhrer as Sheriff Samantha Parker
 Scott Terra as Mike Parker
 Scarlett Johansson as Ashley Parker

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Eight Legged Freaks - Warner Home Video - USA (2002)

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Magic Marmalade
18th Apr 2022
 Rated 6/10
C-movie, comedy creature feature.

They don't make 'em like this anymore!

Basically a paint by numbers "plot" you've seen a thousand times before, but mercifully, doesn't take itself too seriously at all, doesn't consume an inexplicably large budget the way some do, and at an hour and a half, it's quite short :)

... Toxic goo dumped in pond / lake turns our little furry arachnid friends into massively oversized fiends, who then attack a nearby town, and the locals fight them off.

Well that's the whole plot dealt with.

Obviously, if you don't like spiders, this isn't the movie for you, but the effects are OK, and convincing enough for what it is, and at the time it was made, with some pretty realistic spiders, and the humour is pitched somewhere in the Tremors / Lake Placid / Gremlins area...

... Mildly amusing, and sometimes funny, as the spiders do make little Gremlin like noises and squeaks, which gives them a slightly softer character, and early on, there's even a very "Loony Toons" cartoonish cat / spider battle in an air vent.

Not the greatest movie you will ever see, but probably wasn't trying to be... maybe setting up the possibility for movies like Mega-Piranha, Sharknado and the like to come into being.

...And at the very least, it makes the world go away for an hour or so :)

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