Eight Legged Freaks PG-13

Do you hate spiders? Do you really hate spiders? Well they don't like you either.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: November 3, 2009
  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Feature-length audio commentary by co-stars David Arquette and Rick Overton, director/co-writer Ellory Elkayem and producer Dean Devlin
    • Eight spine-tingling additional scenes of spiders in action
    • Elkayem's award-winning short film "Larger Than Life" which earned him the attention of the producers for the "Eight Legged Freaks" assignment
    • "Creepy crawly giants" essay
  • Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

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Entertainment Reviews:

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 102,723
...Clever....Director Ellory Elkayem displays a smartly timed sense of physical humour. The spiders' sheer scale is impressive, too...
Sight and Sound
Sep 1, 2002
Rating: 2.5/5 -- What it lacks in scares, however, Eight Legged Freaks makes up for with gallons of gooey-green spider guts. Full Review
Georgia Straight
Feb 8, 2014
Rating: 3/5 -- Straight-out scarefest. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Dec 24, 2010
Rating: 3/5 -- Flick your brain into neutral and let your nervous system be your guide. Full Review
BBC.com
Aug 5, 2002
...[The film] has laughs, thrills, wit and scary monsters, and is one of those goofy movies like CRITTERS that kids itself and gets away with it...
Chicago Sun-Times
Jul 17, 2002
Rating: 1/4 -- There's something distasteful about a supposed 'B-movie' made with the financial backing of a major Hollywood studio and production company. Full Review
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Jan 6, 2004
A fun, fantastic homage to the B movies of the golden age of horror cinema... Full Review
Cinema Crazed
Apr 29, 2009

Product Description:

New Zealand-born Ellory Elkayem's EIGHT LEGGED FREAKS is a ridiculously irreverent romp that pays homage to American b-movies of the 1950s. Set in the nearly bankrupt mining town of Prosperity, Arizona, the film opens with the timely return of Chris McCormack (David Arquette). On the outskirts of town, a spider-loving eccentric discovers that water from a nearby river has a steroid-like effect on his tiny creatures. Unfortunately, that's because it has been contaminated by a toxic substance. It isn't long before the now-monstrous spiders are terrorizing Prosperity's townspeople. Taking refuge in the Prosperity Mall, Chris and his fellow cohorts--the beautiful Sheriff Sam Parker (Kari Wuhrer), her kids Mike (Scott Terra) and Ashley (Scarlett Johansson), Deputy Pete (Rick Overton), and paranoid radio DJ Harlan (Doug E. Doug)--search for a way to destroy the gigantic monsters before they are destroyed. Handpicked by producers Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich, writer-director Elkayem rises to the challenge. He successfully retains the lighthearted, low-budget feel of similar-toned 1950s classics (TARANTULA, THEM!) and merges it with a modern, big-budget aesthetic, to create an outrageously fresh contribution to the "mutant bug" genre.

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  • Sales Rank: 37,099
  • UPC: 883929091065
  • Shipping Weight: 0.14/lbs (approx)
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