Hollywood/Amblin (Kathleen Kennedy & Richard
USA 🇺🇸 1990
W: Don Jacoby & Wesley Strick
DP: Mikael Solomon
Ed: Michael Kahn
Mus: Trevor Jones
PD: James Bissell
Jeff Daniels (Dr. Ross Jennings), Harley Jane Kozak (Molly
Jennings), John Goodman (Delbert McClintock), Julian Sands (Dr. James Atherton)
After serving the best part of a decade as Steven
Spielberg's producer, Frank Marshall made his directorial debut with this horror story dubbed 'Jaws with spiders'.
When an explorer dies in the Amazon jungle, a deadly
species of spider gets into his coffin before it is exported back to the man's small country town. Back in the idyllic town, the spider makes it's nest and hundreds of the little
beasties go on the rampage and kill the residents.
Steven Spielberg's influence is clear for all to see and
John Goodman provides hilarious comic relief as a flamboyant pest control expert. Despite being classed as a family film, this must be a trip into Satan's lair for anyone who truly
suffers from arachnophobia. The little beasties will certainly make your skin crawl.
Did You Know:
This was the first film released under Disney's Hollywood
Pictures label, which was also created so the studio could release more adult-oriented fare.