History Film / EightLeggedFreaks

21st May '17 11:06:14 AM HighCrate
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* WrongGenreSavvy: Harlan thinks the spiders are aliens as opposed to mutants, even when it's pointed out to him - you'd think even a non-spider expert would recognize a tarantula once he knows to look for it.

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* VaporWear
* WrongGenreSavvy: Harlan thinks the spiders are aliens as opposed to mutants, even when it's pointed out to him - you'd think even a non-spider expert would recognize a tarantula once he knows to look for it.
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7th May '17 6:18:19 AM MovieFan2000
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* BadassBiker: Bret shows some good motorcycle skills when he escapes from jumping spiders.
2nd Mar '17 9:18:03 AM Mdumas43073
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5th Jan '17 8:23:33 PM Sumatris
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* DeathGlare: Combined with KubrickStare. [[UpToEleven Delivered with four big black-golden eyes at once!]] A visibly pissed-off jumping spider levels it at some escaping dirt bikers during the chase scene outside of town early on.
5th Jan '17 6:28:09 AM Sumatris
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* FreudianSlip: After not having seen each other for years, Chris' attempt at asking his childhood crush Sam for a chance to catch up leaves his mouth as a request to ''hook up'' instead. Fortunately for him, she seems to find his slip more amusing than anything else and readily agrees to go out with him.
4th Jan '17 8:40:42 AM Sumatris
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* BadBoss: The giant tarantula accidentally stomps one of her spider goons flat without even noticing while she's on her way to tear down the gate into the mall.
4th Jan '17 6:38:01 AM Sumatris
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* BadassNormal: The main cast can be considered this, and a couple of supporting cast members by extension -- just a bunch of regular people caught up in the middle of a mutant spider apocalypse, doing everything they can to make sure they and their loved ones live to see another day.



* ImprovisedZipline: Chris uses his jacket and a radio tower's anchoring cable to make a smooth escape from a bunch of persuing spiders climbing up behind him. One of them attempts to follow him the same way. HilarityEnsues.

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* ImprobableWeaponUser: Chris again. When a spider climbs into Ashley's room and begins to cover her in webbing, he tries to fend it off with a wooden chair. The chair looses, but points for trying.
* ImprovisedZipline: And another one for Chris -- he uses his jacket and a radio tower's anchoring cable to make a smooth escape from a bunch of persuing spiders climbing up behind him. One of them attempts to follow him the same way. HilarityEnsues.
4th Jan '17 6:32:34 AM Sumatris
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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Kari Wuhrer was 35 at the time of filming, but her character, Sheriff Samantha Parker, doesn't really look the part. It gets some explanation when her teenage daughter Ashley reveals during an argument with her that Sam got [[TeenPregnancy pregnant with her at age 16]].

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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Kari Wuhrer was 35 at the time of filming, but her character, Sheriff Samantha Parker, doesn't really look the part. It gets some explanation when her teenage daughter Ashley (played by then-18-years-old Scarlett Johansson) reveals during an argument with her between them that Sam got [[TeenPregnancy pregnant with her at age 16]].


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* DirtyCoward: Mayor Wade's approach to supporting his fellow citizens in defending the mall from the spider army? Sneak away to hide in the mines below the town and lock the door behind him.


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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: The predominant reaction throughout the movie whenever someone is faced with one or more giant spiders. By the time the critters make their presence "officially" known by means of their ZergRush on Prosperity, the whole town (or what's left of it) hauls ass as quickly as they can. Even those characters with guns or other weapons eventually follow suit due to the spiders' sheer numbers. Unfortunately, spiders this size can run ''a lot'' faster than humans, and jumping spiders this size can leap very long distances, so unless you managed to get into a car, you're screwed anyway.
4th Jan '17 4:21:26 AM Sumatris
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* ParentalNeglect: Bret obviously suffers from Wade's lack of interest in his son's life. When he tries to inform him that he's going out for the evening, not even quipping loudly that he might partake in an orgy and steal some cars elicits a noteworthy reaction from his father (who's arguing with his investors on the phone the whole time).
4th Jan '17 4:14:07 AM Sumatris
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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Kari Wuhrer was 35 at the time of filming, but her character, Sheriff Samantha Parker, doesn't really look the part. It gets some explanation when her daughter Ashley reveals during an argument with her that Sam got [[TeenPregnancy pregnant with her at age 16]].

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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Kari Wuhrer was 35 at the time of filming, but her character, Sheriff Samantha Parker, doesn't really look the part. It gets some explanation when her teenage daughter Ashley reveals during an argument with her that Sam got [[TeenPregnancy pregnant with her at age 16]].
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