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Release Date: July 17th, 2002

DVD Release Date: October 29th, 2002

PG-13|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
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 up to mining engineer Chris McCormack (David Arquette) and Sheriff Sam Parker (Kari Wuhrer) to mobilize an eclectic group of townspeople into battle against the bloodthirsty eight-legged beasts.

Cast: David Arquette, Kari Wuhrer, Scott Terra, Scarlett Johansson, Doug E. Doug, Rick Overton, Leon Rippy, Matt Czuchry

Director: Ellory Elkayem

Genres: Science fiction, Comedy, Thriller

Production Co: Centropolis Entertainment, NPV Entertainment, Village Roadshow Prod., Electric Entertainment

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: 2000s, Rescue, Son, Tense, Daughter, Escape

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The movie's combination of unabashedly fun carnage, cool special effects, and tongue-in-cheek dialogue keeps the ball rolling (albeit at reduced speed), until the last of the titular terrors has bit the dust. show more

  • Has laughs, thrills, wit and scary monsters, and is one of those goofy movies like "Critters" that kids itself and gets away with it. show more

  • I can't say I was scared, but I wasn't bored. By way of full disclosure, Warner Bros. provided free popcorn at the screening. I gobbled up every greasy morsel.

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