Eight Legged Freaks

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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.

  1. Ellory Elkayem

    Director, Screenplay, Story

  2. Randy Kornfield


  3. Jesse Alexander


Top Billed Cast

  1. David Arquette

    David Arquette

    Chris McCormick

  2. Kari Wuhrer

    Kari Wuhrer

    Sheriff Samantha Parker

  3. Scott Terra

    Scott Terra

    Mike Parker

  4. Scarlett Johansson

    Scarlett Johansson

    Ashley Parker

  5. Doug E. Doug

    Doug E. Doug

    Harlan Griffith

  6. Rick Overton

    Rick Overton

    Deputy Pete Willis

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 39m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • July 16, 2002
  • July 17, 2002
    PG-13, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Arach Attack!

Spiders escape from a spider farm in Prosperity, Arizona, and become giant man eating beasts on account of toxic waste carelessly dumped in a near by river. Can the odd ball inhabitants of this Arizona town escape with their lives? Or will spiders rule the earth and lay waste to man kind?

Eight Legged Freaks is unashamedly homaging B movie creature features from the 1950s. The likes of Tarantula and Them! have their Pedipalps well and truly watered, in what is possibly the most undervalued of all the modern day creature feature homages. Having no pretensions what so ever, th... read the rest.

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