A thriller/comedy (or "thrillomedy") film released in 1990, Arachnophobia featured Jeff Daniels and John Goodman and was produced by Steven Spielberg. This was the first film directed by Frank Marshall. It was also the first film released under Disney's Hollywood Pictures label.The film concerns a hybridized strain of spiders with a hive mentality and super-potent venom that kills in a matter of seconds. The spiders, accidentally transported to a sleepy California town from Venezuela in the coffin of their first victim, terrorize the town for weeks while the newly-arrived city-mouse town doctor (Daniels) struggles to make sense of the mysterious deaths. Aiding him is an Eccentric Exterminator played by Goodman in one of his most popular roles. The film was a financial and critical success thanks to its mix of horror and humor.There was also an MS-DOS game released that was vaguely related to the movie, in which the player took control of Goodman's character who was sent to eliminate the spiders.
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