History Film / EightLeggedFreaks

27th Nov '15 5:52:47 PM nombretomado
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''Eight Legged Freaks'' is a 2002 horror-comedy film directed by Ellory Elkayem, executive produced by [[Film/{{Stargate}} Roland]] [[Film/IndependenceDay Emmerich]], and starring Creator/DavidArquette, Kari Wührer, ScarlettJohansson and Doug E. Doug. The plot concerns a collection of spiders that are exposed to toxic waste, causing them to grow to gigantic proportions. Yeah. It's a 50s monster movie made with 21st century visual effects, and it's '''exactly''' what you're expecting.
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''Eight Legged Freaks'' is a 2002 horror-comedy film directed by Ellory Elkayem, executive produced by [[Film/{{Stargate}} Roland]] [[Film/IndependenceDay Emmerich]], and starring Creator/DavidArquette, Kari Wührer, ScarlettJohansson Creator/ScarlettJohansson and Doug E. Doug. The plot concerns a collection of spiders that are exposed to toxic waste, causing them to grow to gigantic proportions. Yeah. It's a 50s monster movie made with 21st century visual effects, and it's '''exactly''' what you're expecting.
26th Nov '15 7:13:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* TooDumbToLive: One character simply sat, watching TV, completely unaware of the thousands of [[GiantSpider Giant Spiders]] outside and one in the room. He does not live. ** To be fair, that character was deaf and was paying full attention to the TV. ** Another example would be that BlindWithoutEm character that kept ''taking off'' his glasses. He does not live. ** Ostriches may not be geniuses, but the ones standing around calmly as their fellows are being yanked out of frame by the trapdoor spider seem to have forgotten how to run. Especially bad considering that ostriches' usually just outrun prospective predators and those that they ''can't'' outrun (or need to defend their young from) they attack. They're seven-foot tall birds that invested every evolutionary point normally in flight into their legs, and they've got talons to make a veloceraptor proud at the end of them.
22nd Nov '15 3:13:27 PM BobTanaka
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* LetsGetDangerous: Subverted. As the townsfolk arm themselves in the mall, it looks like there's going to be a massive battle with the spiders. Then when the spiders break in, the vast majority are too scared to do anything and simply retreat en mass.

* TrainingThePeacefulVillagers: Subverted. As the townsfolk arm themselves in the mall, it looks like there's going to be a massive battle with the spiders. Then when the spiders break in, the vast majority are too scared to do anything and simply retreat en mass.
22nd Nov '15 3:12:51 PM BobTanaka
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* TrainingThePeacefulVillagers: Subverted. As the townsfolk arm themselves in the mall, it looks like there's going to be a massive battle with the spiders. Then when the spiders break in, the vast majority are too scared to do anything and simply retreat en mass.
14th Nov '15 7:13:41 PM nombretomado
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* TakeThat: [[RogerEbert Roger Ebert]]'s [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20020717/REVIEWS/207170301/1023 review]] opened by saying that this film delivered everything that ''[[Film/MenInBlack Men In Black II]]'' did not.
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* TakeThat: [[RogerEbert Roger Ebert]]'s Creator/RogerEbert's [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20020717/REVIEWS/207170301/1023 review]] opened by saying that this film delivered everything that ''[[Film/MenInBlack Men In Black II]]'' did not.
6th Nov '15 10:25:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* AntlionMonster: One subset of the GiantSpider horde includes a small group of Trapdoor Spiders, who quickly begin snatching away people into their burrows when the whole town is under attack. One guy manages to get past them by throwing a ladder on top of the hole in front of him and walking his way across.
8th May '15 6:19:27 AM erforce
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It's set in [[Film/{{Them}} an Arizona nowhere town called "Prosperity"]] - which [[Film/DawnOfTheDead just happens to have a mall, just so survivors can battle spiders with improvised weapons]]. There are mine shafts for that SurvivalHorror feel. There's even a [[ExtremeSportExcusePlot scene where jumping spiders chase dirt bikers]]. Get some popcorn and watch spiders gobble bystanders and get squished by the heroes! NarmCharm!
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It's set in [[Film/{{Them}} an Arizona nowhere town called "Prosperity"]] - which [[Film/DawnOfTheDead [[Film/DawnOfTheDead1978 just happens to have a mall, just so survivors can battle spiders with improvised weapons]]. There are mine shafts for that SurvivalHorror feel. There's even a [[ExtremeSportExcusePlot scene where jumping spiders chase dirt bikers]]. Get some popcorn and watch spiders gobble bystanders and get squished by the heroes! NarmCharm!
17th Apr '15 12:43:02 PM Ciara25
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* AffectionateParody: The film is one of old mutant monster movies. It's not hard to notice that it doesn't take itself seriously.
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* AffectionateParody: The film is one of old 50s mutant monster movies. It's not hard to notice that it doesn't take itself seriously.

* AllWebbedUp: Being a movie about giant spiders, obviously this happens there.
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* AllWebbedUp: Being a movie about giant spiders, obviously this happens there.a lot of the time.

* AutoErotica: Bret tries to have sex with Ashley in his pickup truck. She refuses.
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* AutoErotica: Bret tries to have sex with Ashley in his pickup truck. She refuses. Emphatically.

* BoomHeadshot: Kari Wührer's a damned good shot. Pistol, rifle, shotgun, crossbow; result the same - [[HighPressureBlood fountains of spider guts]]! * ChainsawGood: In a mall, Pete manages to lift the garage-door-style mesh that locked one of the stores, since the caretakers apparently neglected to lock it. He logrolls under and slams it down. However, the spiders reach their legs through, yanking him right up against the mesh but unable to bite him. His solution? Grab a nearby chainsaw and slice through all their limbs.
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* BoomHeadshot: Kari Wührer's a damned good shot. Pistol, rifle, shotgun, crossbow; every result is the same - [[HighPressureBlood fountains of spider guts]]! * ChainsawGood: In a mall, Pete manages to lift the garage-door-style mesh that locked one of the stores, since the caretakers apparently neglected to lock it. He logrolls log rolls under and slams it down. However, the spiders reach their legs through, yanking him right up against the mesh but unable to bite him. His solution? Grab a nearby chainsaw and slice through all their limbs.

* GenreSavvy: The kid is the only one who knows fully well he's in a horror movie, and is well aware of what the spiders are gonna do. He's also well aware that no one will believe him, and lampshades it constantly.
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* GenreSavvy: The kid Mike is the only one who knows fully well he's in a horror movie, and is well aware of what the spiders are gonna do. He's also well aware that no one will believe him, and lampshades it constantly.

* SpiderSwarm: Part of the course.
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* SpiderSwarm: Part of Par for the course.
31st Mar '15 9:52:24 AM Discar
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Changed quote per this thread.
->''"The biggest... ''nastiest...'' '''mutant spider movie''' '''''of all time!!!!'''''"'' ->-- '''Alternate Tagline'''
16th Mar '15 8:22:05 PM Tightwire
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* PragmaticCoward: Unlike the more heroic characters, Bret drives away fast when his dad gets pulled off his bike. But let's face it, what could he have done?

* SpidersAreScary
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* SpidersAreScarySpidersAreScary: Well, obviously.
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