Eight Legged Freaks

Synopsis: 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 up to mining engineer Chris McCormack (David Arquette) and Sheriff Sam Parker (Kari Wuhrer) to mobilize an eclectic group of townspeople into battle against the bloodthirsty eight-legged beasts.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Production: Warner Bros.
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min

Mike pauses at the desert tank, watching a cricket search

for food. A trap-door spider pops out of its camouflaged

den like a jack-in-the-box. The arachnid yanks the

cricket below and replaces the roof in a nanosecond.

Mike looks in another tank where ogre-eyed spitting

spiders shoot blasts of paralyzing goo at hapless



Run, little guys.


They can’t outrun the food chain.


I could get away.


Imagine yourself the size of that

fly. A scytodes spitter would be

as big as a Cadillac. You’dbe

spider chow, kid.

Mike looks in a tank where jumpers chase fleeing

crickets. He moves toward another tank that is covered

with a towel.


Are the new tarantulas in here?


Took me forever to get a breeding

set of Chilean reds. I must have

bribed every customs agent from

Vegas to Santiago.

Joshua unveils the tank. Dirt floor. Several burrow

entrances. Joshua pours in the bugs. A large, male

tarantula comes out of a burrow. It pounces on a bug,

then wraps its prey in webbing, turning the insect into a

mummy-like bundle.


That is too cool.


Male tarantulas compete for the

female’s attention.






Each one tries to bring her the

best present. Bugs, rats, even

the occasional parrot.



The prey is cocooned alive so she

can eat them in her nest. You

know how women love breakfast in


Joshua leads Mike to the back of the tank. A network of

subterranean tunnels is revealed. The male tarantulas

scuttle through carrying their mummified offerings.


Take a look, the female of the

species is three times as big as

the male.

Mike peers into a large den. The female tarantula steps

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Ellory Elkayem

Ellory Elkayem (born 12 August 1970) is a New Zealand film director.[1] Born in Christchurch, Elkayem began making films at a young age. He later attended a film school designed to give students practical experience and preparation for a career in the film business. He learned the ropes firsthand while working in the camera department on many commercials, music videos, and television shows such as The Adventures of the Black Stallion starring Mickey Rooney. more…

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