Watch: Eight Legged Freaks 2002 123movies, Full Movie Online – After a long absence, Chris McCormick returns to his quiet hometown of Prosperity, Arizona, to reopen his late father’s mines. However, a chemical spill and lethal toxic waste have created an unstoppable army of giant spiders who prey on the unsuspecting locals, turning Prosperity into an endless buffet. Now, it’s up to Chris; Sheriff Sam Parker; her son Mike; Sam’s plucky daughter, Ashley; the conspiracy theorist, Harlan, and a handful of survivors to stop the hairy menace, and save the town. But, who can stand in the way of the disgusting eight-legged freaks?.
Plot: 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 of SUVs. It’s then up to mining engineer Chris McCormack and Sheriff Sam Parker to mobilize an eclectic group of townspeople, including the Sheriff’s young son, Mike, her daughter, Ashley, and paranoid radio announcer Harlan, into battle against the bloodthirsty eight-legged beasts.
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I watched this movie on DVD based soley on the reviews that said it was funny and a return to the B-movie genre. It was that and more. I don’t usually enjoy David Arquette but he was loveable in this movie. This movie made me both laugh and jump. It knew how to poke fun at itself without seeming pathetic. If you’re looking for a campy movie with things jumping out at you this is a good pick.
Arachnophobia is one of the most common phobias, and one of the strongest among those subject to it. I tend to be one of those and so have never much enjoyed horror films featuring giant or menacing spiders. To my surprise, I was never particularly uncomfortable during “Eight Legged Freaks”. This and “Arachnophobia” are my two favorite spider films.
This is a horror-comedy, a genre that’s difficult to pull off effectively. What makes it work are the personalities (sic!) of the spiders. They’re not unlike the title characters in “Gremlins” (another favorite) as they gleefully go about, rampaging and wreaking havoc among the humans (it’s worth noting that the film never actually shows anyone meeting their gruesome death nor do any of the humans you come to know actually die). And that’s the key – although these spiders are physically typical of their kind, their actions have been anthropomorphized to make them much less creepy. Just as in “Gremlins”, they’ve been given voices – which “real” giant spiders undoubtedly wouldn’t have. The human actors, while uniformly competent are consistently upstaged by the CGI spiders. Also, like “Gremlins”, the small town setting is populated by a collection of eccentrics, which only helps. The plot is just a device on which to hang the action and comedy. It’s silly, but no sillier than nay other giant creature film.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 39 min (99 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy
Director Ellory Elkayem
Writer Ellory Elkayem, Randy Kornfield, Jesse Alexander
Actors David Arquette, Kari Wuhrer, Scott Terra
Country United States
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1, 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 2,714 m (Germany)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)