Sci-Fi - This very silly horror comedy may not appeal to true horror movie
fans but it should hold a lot of appeal for teens and young adults.
Despite all the humor, there are a number of intense scenes that
will be scary for children. Older adults may find the film to be
PROFANITY: Two S-words; 22 others. SEX/NUDITY: Some mild sex talk. VIOLENCE: Giant bugs kill people and animals; people kill giant bugs. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent cigarette smoking. ACTION: Lots of chases and action scenes with giant bugs. COMEDY: Slapstick and wisecracks; nothing too-off color.
The above rating is an average of the critic reviews below.
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James Berardinelli, Internet Critic
Review Above Average "For the most part, Eight Legged Freaks gets
things right. The movie offers plenty of scares and laughs... If you go
expecting anything but a campy, cheesy romp, then you have wandered into the
wrong theater. This movie is for those who like smart (often self-referential)
humor and cheap thrills. ''
Review Good "Eight Legged Freaks is clever and funny, is amused by
its special effects, and leaves you feeling like you've seen a movie instead of
an endless trailer. It may be the movie that people were hoping for when they
went to see Men in Black II."
Review Average "Neither as scary-funny as Tremors nor
demented-funny as Starship Troopers, the movie isn't tough to take as
long as you've paid a matinee price.''
TV Guide OnlineFull
Review Above Average "Silly, good-natured and thoroughly unpretentious,
this giant-spider movie has nothing more on its mind than providing the kind of
brainless thrills once delivered by pictures like TARANTULA (1955), EARTH VS.
THE SPIDER (1958) and THE GIANT SPIDER INVASION (1975). That's aiming low, to be
sure, but the movie hits the mark neatly.''
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
We were only able to collect 50 moviegoer opinions. There just wasn't much interest in this movie, which is a shame because it's a very FUN MOVIE.
You can see from the number of female opinions, this isn't a movie drawing many ladies. But most of the ones that did come apparently enjoyed themselves since they gave some pretty high opinions.
I would say if you're looking for a little fun and some scares this is the perfect movie. But, as with any of these types of movies, you have to be willing to accept the goofy storyline and just enjoy the fun.
Cinema Review Prediction: (before moviegoer opinions are collected)
This movie is a HOOT! Great Fun! Definitely a date movie (your girlfriend will be clinging to you big time:-). Its got humor and scares aplenty. I counted over fifteen major spider scenes.
It's a little slow getting started, but not too bad. The last hour is a fast paced spider fest. If this looks like your type of movie, GO SEE IT! You won't be disappointed.
The residents of a rural mining town
discover that an unfortunate chemical spill has caused hundreds of little
spiders to mutate into the size of SUVs.
And they're hungry.
When the alarm is sounded, it is up to
mining engineer Chris McCormick (DAVID ARQUETTE) and Sheriff Sam Parker (KARI
WUHRER) to mobilize an eclectic group of townspeople, including the Sheriff's
young son, Mike (SCOTT TERRA), her daughter, Ashley (SCARLETT JOHANSSON),
paranoid radio announcer Harlan Griffith (DOUG E. DOUG) and Deputy Pete Willis
(RICK OVERTON) into battle against the bloodthirsty eight-legged beasts.