Eight Legged Freaks Review

Eight Legged Freaks (2002)

Starring: David Arquette, Kari Wuhrer, Doug E. Doug
Directed by: Ellory Elkayem

I hope I'm not alone when I say I don't hate David Arquette. The guy has gotten a lot of shit over the years, but there's a lot of good things he's been in. Sadly, though, this movie isn't of that category. In Eight Legged Freaks, a chemical spill causes a multitude of venomous spiders to grow to titanic proportions.

I love spiders. But not these spiders. Because they were terrible. Actually, besides the general concept of the story, I didn't really like much about this movie. There were a few characters that were a okay to watch: Chris (because David Arquette is alright), the sheriff (because Kari Wuhrer is kinda hot) and Harlan Griffith (because Doug E. Doug, 'nuff said). I found the sheriff's son (played by Scott Terra) to be more annoying than anything. He was basically the movie's know-it-all character who says too much and does too little. There was no real suspense in the film and the comedy fell flat like a deflated balloon. Oh, and Scarlett Johansson's in it, too. Take that as you will.

It's understandable that in 2002 things were still a bit early in regards to CG movie effects, but there's really no excuse for the garbage effects in this movie. At best, it's the equivalent to a late 90's SyFy movie, which is really saying something. Needless to say, there's very little that redeems this movie from being utter garbage. If you want a better movie with David Arquette, there's...well, pretty much anything else he's done. If you want a better horror comedy, check out Idle Hands or Black Sheep. Other than that, there's no good reason to watch Eight Legged Freaks.




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Overall Rating: Lightly Bandaged

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