Eight Legged Freaks

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Eight Legged Freaks ★★½ 2002 (PG-13)

Attack of the B-Movie Redos! Boy (Arquette) meets girl (Wuhrer) and battle giant mutant spiders in this updated 1950s sci-fi horror/comedy. Prosperity, Arizona is the unlikely site of a toxic waste mishap near a spider farm, spawning SUV-sized creepy crawlies. Slow-witted but sweet local boy Arquette joins forces with foxy sheriff Wuhrer and a posse of locals to rid the town of the huge spideys. Scary, campy, self-parodying fun. Director Elkayem gives props to the '50s horror cult classic, “Them!” which plays in the background of one scene. 99m/C VHS, DVD . US David Arquette, Kari Wuhrer, Scott Terra, Scarlett Johansson, Doug E. Doug, Riley Smith, Leon Rippy, Rick Overton, Eileen Ryan, Tom Noonan; D: Ellory Elkayem; W: Jesse Alexander, Ellory Elkayem; C: John Bartley; M: John Ottman.