Bill and Jo Harding, advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes.
Earl Bassett, now a washed-up ex-celebrity, is hired by a Mexican oil company to eradicate a Graboid epidemic that's killing more people each day. However, the humans aren't the only one with a new battle plan.
A large spider from the jungles of South America is accidently transported in a crate with a dead body to America where it mates with a local spider. Soon after, the residents of a small California town disappear as the result of spider bites from the deadly spider offspring. It's up to a couple of doctors with the help of an insect exterminator to annihilate these eight legged freaks before they take over the entire town.Written by
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The production reached out to a Hollywood prop shop to build The General, a 15-inch mechanical Big Bob double; it was created by none other than future MythBuster Jamie Hyneman. See more »
Throughout the movie, The Queen spider makes several squeals or screams. Such as when she lunges at the professor. Spiders do not make these sounds. Although some can make a hissing sound, But definitely not the sounds we hear. These are simply added for a dramatic effect, and for those who already knew this, a comedic effect. See more »
Doctor James Atherton:
In its original habitat it was confined by geography that isn't true here.
[the General spider is not from Canima]
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I like Arachnophobia for different reasons than usual- I love its setting. Small town western coastal town, bathed in sunlight suddenly gets invaded by poisonous spiders from South America. This is a good enough film and Jeff Daniels is more than adequate as the lead everyday guy. Frank Marshall has an affinity with nature- He also directed Congo and Eight Below and this film suits his sensibility. I doubt if anyone except extreme arachnophobiacs would be scared. Go watch it for a good ride.
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