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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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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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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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Straight-out scarefest.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

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

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

However many screaming teenagers it produces at the multiplexes, Eight Legged Freaks isn't good or funny enough to reinvigorate the style. It can't even maintain its own initial zing.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer Macklin
Basically exactly what you would expect from a movie about massive spiders
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
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!