Sunday, April 5, 2009

Eight Legged Freaks (2002)

As campy as this flick is, I grow more fond of it with each viewing. A small mining town is overrun by giant mutant spiders. Simple, classic B-movie plot, executed with impressive CG effects that hold up over half a decade later. The characters and acting are surprisingly believable, and though they play into conventional stereotypes, they do so with a realistic small town approach. The spider attack on the city may be one of the better giant mutant animal attack scenes in recent films. Even the physcial effects and sets hold up to be above average. The movie may not be great, but it is enjoyable!

Rating: 7/10.

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4 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed that movie. Recently, I've been wanting to see it again!

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  2. Yup, this was a great one I have seen more than a couple times. Sure, an old formula and stock characters but the spiders are scary and comical at the same time and the film does not rely on gore to sell the story. Gore is cool too, but it was not necessary here as there was plenty of talent to carry this baby.

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  3. For some reason I always remember disliking the film, but each time I go back to it I like it more and more. Got it for $3 at Big Lots yesterday =D

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  4. I like this movie too! It is just hilariously funny as the spiders take over the town! I love movies that don't require you to use your brain at all! You can just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride! Good fun movie which never fails to entertain.

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