Eight Legged Freaks
Eight Legged Freaks (2002)

What do you get when you cross toxic waste with a bunch of exotic spiders? ... Eaten! ... The residents of a rural mining town discover that an unfortunate chemical spill has caused hundreds of little spiders to mutate overnight to the size… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 17, 2002
DVD Release Date: October 29, 2002
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This homage to the B-movies of the '50s has a promising first half, but runs out of ideas in the second.

Dennis Lim
Village Voice

Despite nifty F/X, first-time director Ellory Elkayem's staging is altogether devoid of variation.

Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly

It's the filmmakers' post-camp comprehension of what made old-time B movies good-bad that makes Eight Legged Freaks a perfectly entertaining summer diversion.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Straight-out scarefest.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

[I]ts marginally amusing, but I'm giving it thumbs down.

Reilly Capps
Boston Globe

As green-guts monster movies go, it's a beaut.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A fun, fantastic homage to the B movies of the golden age of horror cinema...

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

This is a poster movie, a mediocre tribute to films like Them!

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

What it lacks in scares, however, Eight Legged Freaks makes up for with gallons of gooey-green spider guts.

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Rob Gonsalves

The best giant-spider movie I've seen in quite some time.

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
This is an underrated monster flick that captures elements of old school 50's sci fi horror with a modern twist. I found this film to be very enjoyable and… More
Bethany Murphy
Had me absolutely petrified! A must see!
Directors Cat
Far far too long. The cast of Eight Legged Freaks perform well but the film is neither funny or scary.
Wahida K
Do you hate spiders? Do you really hate spiders? Well they don't like you either!
Martin Sahlin
Even though I was sleeping through most of the second half I have to say...It wasn't a bad movie. Just some lame ass effects
Ken Stachnik
2nd best spiders movie after Arachnophobia.