History Film / Arachnophobia

15th Nov '16 9:07:43 PM gjjones
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* BigBad: The General, a Venezuelan GiantSpider who serves as the film's main antagonist.

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* BigBad: The General, a Venezuelan GiantSpider who serves as from Venezuela and the film's main antagonist.


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* {{Leitmotif}}:
** Trevor Jones's main theme is featured in the opening and ending credits, and make prominent appearances during the film.
** Delbert's theme features a saxophone, harmonica and piano.


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** Ross again when he encounters the General in the wine cellar.
15th Nov '16 9:06:06 PM gjjones
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A [[SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror thriller/comedy]] (or "thrillomedy") film released in 1990, ''Arachnophobia'' stars Jeff Daniels, Creator/JohnGoodman, and Creator/JulianSands, written by Don Jakoby and Wesley Strick, and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Richard Vane, with Creator/StevenSpielberg as executive producer. This was the first film directed by Frank Marshall. It was also the first film released under {{Creator/Disney}}'s [[Creator/HollywoodPictures Hollywood Pictures label]].

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A [[SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror thriller/comedy]] (or "thrillomedy") film released in 1990, ''Arachnophobia'' stars starred Jeff Daniels, Creator/JohnGoodman, and Creator/JulianSands, written by Don Jakoby and Wesley Strick, and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Richard Vane, with Creator/StevenSpielberg as executive producer. This was the first film directed by Frank Marshall. It was also the first film released under {{Creator/Disney}}'s [[Creator/HollywoodPictures Hollywood Pictures label]].



* AerosolFlamethrower: Towards the end of the film, Ross uses an aerosol can and a lighter in an attempt to burn down The General.

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* AerosolFlamethrower: Towards the end of the film, Ross uses an aerosol can and a lighter in an attempt to burn down The General. It doesn't work.



* AnswersToTheNameOfGod

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* AnswersToTheNameOfGodAnswersToTheNameOfGod: During the finale of the film.



* BigFun: Delbert [=McClintock=], despite being a heavy guy, is an affable and quirky exterminator.



* EvilDetectingDog: Both a cat and a dog can sense that the General is, if not technically evil, than certainly not to be messed with. A crow does not realize this in time.

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* EvilDetectingDog: Both a cat and a dog can sense that the General is, if not technically evil, than certainly not to be messed with. A crow does not realize this in time.



* HighVoltageDeath: Ross kills [[spoiler:the queen]] by throwing her into a fuse box.

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* HighVoltageDeath: During the end of the film, Ross kills [[spoiler:the queen]] by throwing her into a the fuse box.box with a shovel.



** Also, Ross and the other are informed that they'll recognize the "nest" where the Queen and "general" are because it'll be dark, moist, and no matter how many thousands may be outside, there will be ''absolutely no spiders'' there because the Queen won't let potentially cannibalistic workers near her babies. Sure enough, [[spoiler: in the climax the house is overrun by spiders, but when Ross crashes through the floor into the basement, not one of the spiders goes down after him.]]

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** Also, Ross and the other are informed that they'll recognize the "nest" where the Queen and "general" are because it'll be dark, moist, and no matter how many thousands may be outside, there will be ''absolutely no spiders'' there because the Queen won't let potentially cannibalistic workers near her babies. Sure enough, [[spoiler: in the climax the house is overrun by spiders, but when Ross crashes through the floor into the basement, wine cellar, not one of the spiders goes down after him.]]



* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:Ross destroys the second spider nest by using a nail gun on The General after setting the latter on fire]].

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* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:Ross destroys the second spider nest by using a nail gun on The General after setting the latter General, who is literally on fire]].



* {{Leitmotif}}:
** Trevor Jones's main theme is featured in the opening and ending credits, and make prominent appearances during the film.
** Delbert's theme features a saxophone, harmonica and piano.



* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Frank Marshall named the goliath birdeater tarantula who played the General "Big Bob," after director Creator/RobertZemeckis.

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* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: [[WordOfGod Frank Marshall Marshall]] named the goliath birdeater tarantula who played the General "Big Bob," after director Creator/RobertZemeckis.



* OhCrap: Done by several characters in the film.

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* OhCrap: Done by several characters in the film.OhCrap:



** Ross again when he encounters the General in the wine cellar.



* SpiderSwarm: Played UpToEleven. The Venezuelan spider species presented in the film consists mostly of drones that lack sex organs, and they have a hive with a queen similarily to bees or ants. It is implied that if let to breed freely, the spiders would eventually give birth to a new queen capable of birthing fertile offspring, eventually leading to [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the whole world being overrun]] by the extremely aggressive and venomous strain of spiders.

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* SpiderSwarm: Played UpToEleven. The Venezuelan spider species presented in the film consists mostly of drones that lack sex organs, and they have a hive with a queen similarily similarly to bees or ants. It is implied that if let to breed freely, the spiders would eventually give birth to a new queen capable of birthing fertile offspring, eventually leading to [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the whole world being overrun]] by the extremely aggressive and venomous strain of spiders.



* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler:Atherton's the foremost spider expert in the country, and he's been extensively informed how dangerous the new breed of spiders are. He sees no problem however in investigating the huge spider's nest in the barn all by himself, with no protection whatsoever. And then deliberately twanging the spider's web, apparently to get it to show its face. Predictably, he dies within minutes]].

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* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler:Atherton's the foremost spider expert in the country, and he's been extensively informed how dangerous the new breed of spiders are. He sees no problem however in investigating the huge spider's nest in the Ross's barn all by himself, with no protection whatsoever. And then deliberately twanging the spider's web, apparently to get it to show its face. Predictably, he dies within minutes]].
15th Nov '16 7:35:46 PM gjjones
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* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:Ross destroys the second spider nest by using a nail gun on The General, who is literally on fire]].

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* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:Ross destroys the second spider nest by using a nail gun on The General, who is literally General after setting the latter on fire]].
15th Nov '16 6:45:12 PM gjjones
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* OhCrap:

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* OhCrap:OhCrap: Done by several characters in the film.
15th Nov '16 6:44:49 PM gjjones
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** Ross again when he encounters the General in the wine cellar.
15th Nov '16 6:42:22 PM gjjones
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A [[SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror thriller/comedy]] (or "thrillomedy") film released in 1990, ''Arachnophobia'' starred Jeff Daniels, Creator/JohnGoodman, and Creator/JulianSands, written by Don Jakoby and Wesley Strick, and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Richard Vane, with Creator/StevenSpielberg as executive producer. This was the first film directed by Frank Marshall. It was also the first film released under {{Creator/Disney}}'s [[Creator/HollywoodPictures Hollywood Pictures label]].

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A [[SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror thriller/comedy]] (or "thrillomedy") film released in 1990, ''Arachnophobia'' starred stars Jeff Daniels, Creator/JohnGoodman, and Creator/JulianSands, written by Don Jakoby and Wesley Strick, and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Richard Vane, with Creator/StevenSpielberg as executive producer. This was the first film directed by Frank Marshall. It was also the first film released under {{Creator/Disney}}'s [[Creator/HollywoodPictures Hollywood Pictures label]].


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* {{Leitmotif}}:
** Trevor Jones's main theme is featured in the opening and ending credits, and make prominent appearances during the film.
** Delbert's theme features a saxophone, harmonica and piano.
15th Nov '16 4:32:42 PM gjjones
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The film concerns about an unknown species of spider living in an isolated sinkhole within the South-American Jungle, which is discovered by entomologist James Atherton (Julian Sands). These spiders operate with a hive mentality and carry a super-potent venom that kills in a matter of seconds. When one of the spiders is accidentally transported to a sleepy California town from Venezuela in the coffin of its first victim and later mates with a common House Spider, the hybrid descendants terrorize the town for weeks while the newly-arrived city-mouse family physician Ross Jennings (Daniels) struggles to make sense of the mysterious deaths. Aiding him is the EccentricExterminator Delbert [=McClintock=], played by Goodman in one of his more memorable roles. The film was a financial and critical success thanks to its mix of horror and humor.

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The film concerns about an unknown species of spider living in an isolated sinkhole within the South-American Jungle, which is discovered by entomologist James Atherton (Julian Sands). These spiders operate with a hive mentality and carry a super-potent venom that kills in a matter of seconds. When one of the spiders spiders, called The General, is accidentally transported to a sleepy California town from Venezuela in the coffin of its first victim and later mates with a common House Spider, the hybrid descendants terrorize the town for weeks while the newly-arrived city-mouse family physician Ross Jennings (Daniels) struggles to make sense of the mysterious deaths. Aiding him is the EccentricExterminator Delbert [=McClintock=], played by Goodman in one of his more memorable roles. The film was a financial and critical success thanks to its mix of horror and humor.



* BigBad: [[GiantSpider The General]]

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* BigBad: [[GiantSpider The General]]General, a Venezuelan GiantSpider who serves as the film's main antagonist.



* GiantSpider: Mostly averted. None of the spiders in this film are larger than your hand, but they ''are'' deadly venomous. Downplayed with the original spider, the General, which is the size of a baseball mitt--giant enough.

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* GiantSpider: Mostly averted. None of the spiders in this film are larger than your hand, but they ''are'' deadly venomous. Downplayed with the original Venezuelan spider, the General, which is the size of a baseball mitt--giant enough.



** Ross whenever he sees spiders, especially the General towards the end of the film.
** Atherton when [[spoiler:the General is about to kill him]].

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** Jerry when the General bites him.
** Ross whenever he sees spiders, spiders due to him suffering the titular fear, especially the General towards the end of the film.
when he sees The General.
** Brandy when she sees spiders in her bathtub while she is showering.
** Atherton when [[spoiler:the [[spoiler:he realizes the General is about to kill him]].
15th Nov '16 6:17:09 AM gjjones
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* ShovelStrike: When the queen gets close to Ross while he is stuck in the wine cellar, he throws the shovel into the fuse box, leading to the queen's HighVoltageDeath.
15th Nov '16 6:09:18 AM gjjones
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* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Frank Marshall named the goliath birdeater tarantula who played the General "Big Bob," after director Creator/RobertZemeckis.
15th Nov '16 5:49:40 AM gjjones
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* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:How Ross destroys the second spider nest]].

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* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:How Ross [[spoiler:Ross destroys the second spider nest]].nest by using a nail gun on The General, who is literally on fire]].



* PlotTriggeringDeath: Jerry Manley's death at the hands of the General sets the whole plot in motion.

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* PlotTriggeringDeath: Jerry Manley's death at the hands of the General Venezuelan spider helps sets the whole plot in motion.



* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: James Atherton's discovery of The General leads to Jerry's PlotTriggeringDeath and the spider gets inadvertently transported to California, setting the whole plot in motion.

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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: James Atherton's discovery of The General the Venezuelan spiders leads to Jerry's PlotTriggeringDeath and one of the spider gets inadvertently transported to California, setting the whole plot in motion.
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