PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A species of South American killer spider hitches a lift to the U.S. in a coffin and starts to breed and kill.
The animatronic General Spider seen at the film's climax was one of the earliest prop jobs done by Mythbusters' Jamie Hyneman.
Doctor James Atherton:
In its original habitat it was confined by geography that isn't true here.
When a mouse is injected with venom from one of the spiders it is placed in a jar and left on the table top. The camera pans to the doctors so that the mouse is not in shot, and when the camera pans back to the mouse you can clearly see the jar being removed and replaced with a dead mouse in a jar. [This is visible only in the full-frame version shown on broadcast TV -- the proper, letter-boxed, version does not show this at all (it's out of the frame).]
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