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Film / Arachnia

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"10 fangs, 8 legs, 2 claws, 1 bad attitude!"

Arachnia is a 2003 Direct to Video Sci-Fi Horror film by Edgewood Studios, the company behind Time Chasers and Icebreaker.

A college professor and his students survive a plane crash caused by a meteor shower. However, these meteors awakened giant, ravenous spiders from prehistoric times. Our heroes must team up with a local farmer to end the arachnid menace.

It was given the RiffTrax treatment in 2016.

This film contains examples of:

  • Attack Its Weak Point: The spiders can only be injured in the eyes.
  • Body Horror: The spiders lay their eggs in other organisms, and the hatchlings burst through the poor saps' bodies upon gestation.
  • Bury Your Gays: Surprisingly averted.
  • The End... Or Is It?: The spider nest is destroyed by the military, but a few babies are shown to have survived.
  • Giant Spider: The main antagonists are a nest of prehistoric spiders released by a meteor strike.
  • One-Word Title
  • Papa Wolf: Chandra uses this to her advantage by lying to her father, a colonel, that the professor tried to rape her so that he'd come to rescue her with a small army to take care of the spiders.
  • World of Snark: The only characters who aren't smartasses are two ditzes.