Eight Legged Freaks (2002)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Comedy

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Venomous spiders get exposed to a noxious chemical that causes them to grow to monumental proportions.




  • Executive producer ROLAND EMMERICH and producer DEAN DEVLIN
  • David Arquette in Eight Legged Freaks (2002)
  • David Arquette and Kari Wuhrer in Eight Legged Freaks (2002)
  • David Arquette in Eight Legged Freaks (2002)
  • Kari Wuhrer and Scarlett Johansson at an event for Eight Legged Freaks (2002)

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1 August 2006 | ccthemovieman-1
| I'm Shocked This Turned Out So Good!
The only way I gave this a look was that someone loaned it to me for free. I now own it! This looked like it would be a stupid movie, and it some scenes it certainly was, but it was so entertaining that I know I will watch this a number of times.

This is a 1950s-type sci-fi flick with modern-day special effects. In fact, if you liked "Them!" you'll get a big kick of out of this film. The difference is the much- better special-effects but some low-grade attitudes and some profanity. The characters are dumb but they were dumb in the '50s, too.

The story starts off a bit slow but once the overgrown spiders emerge, the film goes full bore and gets extremely entertaining. It's almost too much action. One needs a break! By the end, you're glad it's over. Thus, if they had chopped 5-10 minutes off this, it would have been much better. Nonetheless, it's a fun ride with some genuinely scary parts and some humor, too. Since "entertainment" is the name of the game, this gets 8 stars even though it's lower-grade material.

It flat-out entertains.

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Release Date:

17 July 2002



Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Tonopah, Arizona, USA

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,485,458 21 July 2002

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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