Eight Legged Freaks
Eight Legged Freaks is a horror/comedy (DON'T LISTEN TO THE MEDIA REVIEW) that is about a barrel of toxic waste getting knocked into a large lake, and turning local spiders in over-sized man eating monsters. The movie has a good sense of humor, but it also contains disturbing content and a few jump-scare sequences that may scare children under ages 12 or 13. The movie isn't exactly gory, but when giant spiders are killed, green blood will ooze from their bodies, leaving a gross mess. And, people will get attacked, as well eaten alive.
Spiders will be shot, crushed, ran-over, sawed, stabbed, or blown up. The movie begins with a truck driving down a lonely night road when a bunny crosses in front of the truck. The driver looses control, and barrels filled with toxic waste fly off the truck and into a river. causing water contamination. There is a scene with a man named Joshua who has been feeding his pet spiders crickets that were exposed to poisoned water. This results in the spiders increasing dramatically in size. Joshua is then bitten on the neck by an escaped tarantula.
After he is dead, the spiders feast on his body off screen. Also, a giant tarantula tears a hole through a door that is holding survivors barricaded in a mall, and hundreds of spiders begin to pour into the mall.
Throughout the film, disturbing (maybe even scary) scenes are displayed, such as a man running out of water from a hose down in the mines. He continues to suck up what ever is left, but small orb weaver spiders crawl into his mouth, and he vomits them back up before being killed by adult spiders. However, humorous scenes are rather frequent. The spiders will cough, sneeze, roar, and often make evil giggles as they chase people.
The movie is funny and scary at the same. Adults and teens will enjoy. But, I would not recommend it to young children OR adults who are afraid of spiders.
This title contains:
Positive role models
Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking