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  • Summary: The residents of a rural mining town discover that an unfortunate chemical spill has caused hundreds of little spiders to mutate into the size of SUVs. And they're hungry. (Warner Bros.)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 32
  2. Negative: 4 out of 32
  1. 90
    A cunning and hilarious update of the giant-insect movies of the 1950s.
  2. Eight Legged Freaks is a B-movie-and-proud-of-it thrill ride, probably the best of its kind since "Tremors." It does just what a good creature feature is supposed to do: It entertains with laughs, gasps, gooey spectacle and a bemused sense of fun.
  3. 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.
  4. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    60
    Silly, good-natured and thoroughly unpretentious, this giant-spider movie has nothing more on its mind than providing the kind of brainless thrills once delivered by movies like Tarantula (1955), Earth vs. the Spider (1958) and The Giant Spider Invasion (1975).
  5. Reviewed by: Eric Campos
    50
    This movie stunk so much you’d think that there were barking spiders in the theater.
  6. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    50
    Isn't tough to take as long as you've paid a matinee price.
  7. Action freaks may enjoy the chasing and chomping, but there's no hint of human interest or moviemaking imagination.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
  1. Aug 26, 2012
    9
    Best horror comedy I have ever seen, it has humour, gory, action and violence, has all the ingredients to make a fantastic film. This film isBest horror comedy I have ever seen, it has humour, gory, action and violence, has all the ingredients to make a fantastic film. This film is a must watch Expand
  2. Oct 13, 2012
    8
    In case you couldn't tell, this movie is supposed to be goofy. I mean, how much goofier can you get when you have a movie about spiders thatIn case you couldn't tell, this movie is supposed to be goofy. I mean, how much goofier can you get when you have a movie about spiders that grow to gigantic size when they eat contaminated crickets? One thing you should know is that this movie DOES NOT take itself seriously. But that's a good thing, because this movie is pure camp and nothing else. Characters are somewhat sloppy, the spider special effects are decent (especially for 2002) and the humor is well put together. All in all, if you are sad and want a movie to cheer you up, watch this. Expand
  3. Aug 16, 2014
    8
    Probably one of the best horror comedy i have ever seen.It's funny and there is a lot of action.The spiders are cheesy but they are supposedProbably one of the best horror comedy i have ever seen.It's funny and there is a lot of action.The spiders are cheesy but they are supposed to be like this.Probably the best spider movie i have ever seen. Expand
  4. Jun 9, 2011
    6
    A 50's movie concept given a modern make over. Tell your brain to go missing and enjoy the B rate acting, B rate CGI and B rate castA 50's movie concept given a modern make over. Tell your brain to go missing and enjoy the B rate acting, B rate CGI and B rate cast (including a young Scarlett Johansson) Expand
  5. Jun 15, 2011
    5
    Cheesy yet surprisingly enjoyable, whether or not your going to enjoy this depends on how much you like b rated movie, it's not scary at all,Cheesy yet surprisingly enjoyable, whether or not your going to enjoy this depends on how much you like b rated movie, it's not scary at all, honestly I just about laughed throughout the whole, although I'm not sure whether I was laughing with it or at it. Expand
  6. Oct 2, 2013
    4
    A bit slow at first and is it stupid? Absolutely. Yet something you can't deny is that it's a rather entertaining movie to watch and I've seenA bit slow at first and is it stupid? Absolutely. Yet something you can't deny is that it's a rather entertaining movie to watch and I've seen it 3 times. Not that bad...not that bad. Expand
  7. StevenB.
    Nov 15, 2006
    0
    Wow!! I can honestly say, this is one of the worst movies ever made. Actually, it's like watching something other than a movie, like a Wow!! I can honestly say, this is one of the worst movies ever made. Actually, it's like watching something other than a movie, like a bunch of bad acting, cheesy dialogue and laughably crap special effects, and like this kind of slapstick childish unfunny type of humour, all exploded onto your screen!!!! It's a bit like something you'd see on Disney Channel, like in the same league as Lizzie McGuire. Expand

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