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Eight Legged Freaks (Widescreen Edition) (Snap Case) (2002)

David Arquette , Kari Wuhrer , Ellory Elkayem  |  PG-13 |  DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (300 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: David Arquette, Kari Wuhrer, Scott Terra, Scarlett Johansson, Doug E. Doug
  • Directors: Ellory Elkayem
  • Writers: Ellory Elkayem, Jesse Alexander, Randy Kornfield
  • Producers: Bill Gavin, Bruce Berman, Dean Devlin, Jamie Selkirk
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: June 1, 2004
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (300 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005JKXX
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #192,138 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Eight Legged Freaks (Widescreen Edition) (Snap Case)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Alternate Ending
  • Additional scenes
  • Hidden Spider Trivia
  • "Larger Than Life" - The director's original short film that inspired the movie

Editorial Reviews

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. Movie tagline: Do you hate spiders? Do you really hate spiders? Well they don't like you either.

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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Let the Squishing Begin! February 4, 2003
Format:DVD
EIGHT LEGGED FREAKS was not well received by the critics and it did poorly at the box office--and frankly I'm surprised. Obviously we're not talking about "deep meanings" in reference to this film, but what it does, it does extremely well: part hommage, part spoof, part horror, part comedy, and all of it a tremendous amount of fun! The film is essentially the classic 1950s "big bug" movie brought up to date and given a comic spin. A truck driver skids on the road and accidentally releases toxic chemicals into a pond; unfortunately, an "exotic spider farm" happens to be nearby, and when the spiders are contaminated by the chemicals they explode into creatures of monstrous proportions, nasty dispositions, and insatiable appetites. Cats, dogs, and even the occasional ostrich goes missing--can human victims be far behind?
The cast plays expertly, and two deserve special mention: Doug E. Doug, who is hilarious as the independent radio station broadcaster obsessed with UFOs, aliens, and government cover-ups, and Eileen Ryan as the chain-smoking, drop-dead-talking Aunt Gladys. But although every one does well with their often-comic characters, the emphasis isn't on the cast: it's on special effects, sight-gags, and a traditional "big bug" plot played at a breakneck speed. It's all smoothly, slickly done, and the special effects are terrific without going into overkill.
Now, the film is rather icky: after all, the spiders jump and bite and slurp, and when the townfolk go after them with everything from guns to pitchforks to chainsaws they also splatter in an appropriately disgusting way. Some viewers will be turned off by the black humor of the piece--particularly as it references the pets that go missing early on in the film. (I admit I winced a bit myself there!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's fun March 28, 2006
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This is a fun throwback to the world of monster bug movies...an ode sort-of-speak to the classic movies about giant ants and spiders that eat everyone in sight. Stir in David Arquette and Doug E. Doug for humor, add the sausy Scarlett Johansson for...me...and you have an action spider funny whatchamacallit movie that is worth watching. The humor is high, and the CGI is brilliant despite what some idiot said about "it could have been better" and "there were no shadows"...um...who cares...the spiders looked cool. So, theres toxic crap that mutates the spiders into HUGE monsterous killing machines and they destroy and terrorize this small mining town. Believe me, it's funny. I enjoyed it, if not for the humor and CGI, for the beauty that is Scarlett Johansson! Grrrrrrrr
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Larger Than Life March 3, 2005
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Eight-Legged Freaks was inspired by a short film titled Larger Than Life (included on the disk). It is a tale of a spider museum, crickets that have been exposed to toxic waste, and a dying mining town.

Crickets become toxic, crickets get fed to spider collection, spiders grow escape and terrorize. No other movie has down the swarm of giant spiders as well as this one. The effects are superb, the characters clever, and the action builds and runs non-stop.

Add a prodigal son, a paranoid radio personality, a relationship revisited, greed, corruption and more giant spiders than you could ever dream of and you get a fun and wild film. Despite the subject there is little or no gore even though quite a few characters succumb to the ravenous freaks. Currently the king of giant-spider films. An absolute must see for fans of the genre.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Creepy Crawlers November 8, 2002
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The producers of the smash hit "Independence Day" bring the big bug films into the 21st century with the enjoyable Sci-fi feature "Eight Legged Freaks". In the quiet mining town of Prosperity, Arizona, a toxic spill mutates the arachnids of a local spider farm to gigantic proportions. Soon, the eight legged terrors break out of their cages and invade the town. Now, a mining enginneer (David Arquette) and the local sheriff (Kari Wuhrer) lead a group of eccentric townspeople against the giant spiders. "Eight Legged Freaks" is an amusing Sci-fi romp in tradition of such creature features like "Gremlins" and "Tremors". The campy storyline is predictable with obvious plot holes but it's the eye-popping visual effects and rousing humor that actually drives this comedy/horror tale. "Eight Legged Freaks" contains some effective thrills and decent action sequences. David Arquette, Kari Wuhrer and Scarlett Johansson are amusing in their roles. Doug E. Doug and Rick Overton deliver some fine comic moments.

Though the movie failed in theaters, Warner has definitely given "Eight Legged Freaks" a great DVD presentation. The 2002 creature feature is presented in 2.35:1 widescreen format. The DVD contains an excellent video transfer with bright detailed colors. The Dolby Digital 5.1 sound is clear and quite enjoyable. The DVD features a fun audio commentary with filmmakers and cast members David Arquette and Rick Overton, the 13-minute "Larger than Life" short, original theatrical trailer, several deleted scenes and DVD-ROM extras. The animated menus are surprisingly clever and well done. Overall, "Eight Legged Freaks" earns a satisfying "B-".
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A really funny and suprisingly great movie! March 31, 2004
Format:DVD
I for one wasn't necessarily turned away at all by the trailers nor the odd title of this movie so I had almost no chance of seeing it on the big screen due to financial problems and also other movies of that time drew my attention elsewhere. When a friend rented this to watch one night, I decided to watch this movie with them expecting a snoozer of a dud because I had only modest expectations for this movie. What I have to say is that I was DEAD WRONG! This movie is absolutely a fun riot of a movie.
In just about every way, "Eight Legged Freaks" is a homage tribute to the numerous monster alien movies of the 1950s and 1960s. It has all of the odd eccentric styles of the 50s and has a bizarre sense of humor as well. If you miss the witty fun of movies of that classic era, then "Eight Legged Freaks" is the movie for you as it takes the classic monster movie style and gives it a modern update.
The tagline is just funny. It goes like this: You hate spiders? You really hate spiders? Well they don't like you either! In a lot of ways, I can agree on this eighty percent of the time.
In this case, a sleepy town in the desert Southwest goes about it's dull life of existence. The town's Prodigal son is fighting against greedy developers from building a vast shopping center in the town. However, over time, a major toxic chemical spill releases radioactive toxins into the local town river and the little domestic house spiders that came in contact with the contaminated water mutate from small black widow spiders into horrendous giant poisonous spiders over ten feet tall and the giant spiders wreak havoc all over the the town's population, preying on human after human to get revenge on all of the spiders that the humans killed over the years.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Suddenly its 1957
Good old 50's sci-fe mindless with modern special effects. Nice mindless entertainment, especially if you have 90 or minutes to kill.
Published 10 days ago by Alan Wilcox
4.0 out of 5 stars Great throwback to huge insect movies when I was a kid
When my 10 year old wanted to watch this I was thrilled. I remember watching movies about huge insects when I was a kid. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Matt Winger
3.0 out of 5 stars Corny movie!
Sometimes you just need a movie that is predictable and corny to make you laugh.
If you are just in the mood to watch something or have a person who is really scared of... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Dawn Anderson
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny Spiders
Fun show and Kari looks great. The spiders are constantly giggling, makes the show almost a comedy. Worth you time.
Published 13 days ago by Paul
4.0 out of 5 stars Just as good second time around
I enjoyed this movie when it was first released and enjoyed as much watching it this time. David Arquette is a funny guy!
Published 18 days ago by Joyce
4.0 out of 5 stars Great entertainment, previously watched
Watched it when it initially came out. Laid up so watched it again, great mindless entertainment. So, 1990's but entertaining none the less if you haven't seen it
Published 18 days ago by R. Wren
4.0 out of 5 stars A good bug movie for most all
A very funny movie that some take it as a Sci-Fi which it is not!

Good for just about everyone in the family.
Published 18 days ago by Keith R. Anderson
3.0 out of 5 stars Funny comedy
Lighthearted comedy that doesn't take itself serious. It was fun to watch. The script was not meant to be an Oscar type. This movie was funny.
Published 22 days ago by Hariotia Nivens
3.0 out of 5 stars Cheesy goodness
Watched it with my young sons. We really enjoyed it. Just cheesy enough for all of us. Minimal mature content.
Published 22 days ago by Kent Gunn
4.0 out of 5 stars Great, fun movie! I never tire of this spoof on '50s sci-fi.
Love the movie but the quality on Amazon Instant video is not the greatest. Wished they would broadcast in 1080p. These movies will never look as good as blu ray. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Monty
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