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1990 / Horror, Comedy
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Directed by Frank Marshall
Written by Don Jakoby and Wesley Strick
Starring Jeff Daniels, Harley Jane Kozak, Julian Sands, John Goodman, Stuart Pankin, Brian McNamara and Henry Jones

A species of South American killer spider hitches a lift to the U.S. in a coffin and starts to breed and kill.

The following tags are associated with this movie: spider
Arachnophobia (1990)
Review by Bradley Frohloff

8 / 10
A fairly nostalgic movie for me as I used to watch this quite a bit when I was a kid. It still holds up pretty well with some good spider effects, decent cast and plenty of thrilling moments. There's also some light humour in it as well just to keep things entertaining between spider attacks and other plot moving moments.

This is a pretty good movie and is one of the better horror flicks of the 90's.
Arachnophobia (1990)
Review by Michael Mahoney

10 / 10
Truthfully, I can't think of a single thing I dislike about this film.

The cast here is close to flawless. I pretty much like every performance, my favorites being Frances Bay (Happy Gilmore), Henry Jones, Roy Brocksmith, James Handy, Mark L. Taylor (Honey, I Shrunk the Kids), Stuart Pankin, Julian Sands, Harley Jane Kozak, Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom), and of course, John Goodman. Goodman's character is golden anytime he's on-screen, and Daniels just does a fantastic job here playing a lead you can definitely feel sympathy for.

With so many great scenes, it's really impossible to point out where the best portions are, but a scene that always terrified me (and still does today) was the segment in the house when the spiders finally swarm. They crawl on the television, crawl out the vents, crawl out the sink - you name it, the spiders are there. That scene is somewhat hard to watch, but there's no denying it's effective.

Sometimes when a movie's good, you can harp on and on about it. I did such with Bedlam, a film which I've yet to post here, and I'll likely do so again. But for Arachnophobia, it seems pointless - the cast is great, the story is great, the suspense is great, the music is spectacular, and everything else is great to. Easy top score, and a highlight of the 90's.
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