Eight legs, two fangs and an attitude
Eight legs, two fangs and an attitude
D: Frank Marshall
Hollywood/Amblin (Kathleen Kennedy & Richard Vane)
USA 🇺🇸 1990
109 mins


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.

Julian Sands in Arachnophobia
Julian Sands in Arachnophobia
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.

Award Wins & Nominations:


Wins: 1 (Best Sound Effects Editing)

Nominations: none


Wins: none

Nominations: none


Wins: none

Nominations: none


Saturn Awards (Best Horror Film, Best Actor)