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Eight Legged Freaks Reviews

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Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

The pure malevolence of the movie has to be appreciated on some level (not even one of the family pets lives to see daylight).

Full Review Source: Lawrence Journal-World | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 22, 2002
Anita Schmaltz
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

'Eight Legged Freaks is drive-in-flavored arachnid anarchy...[a]cinematic fun ride where creepy-crawly things constantly pop out from off-screen.'

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI) | Original Score: 3/5

August 12, 2002
Blake French
NutzWorld

...I thoroughly checked for spiders under my pillow before I went to bed.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

August 11, 2002
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather

Neither interesting nor particularly silly.

Full Review Source: Film Blather | Original Score: C-

August 9, 2002
Victor Olliver
Teletext

A gem of a movie - a genuine "eww-gross" schlockhorror that's also a great send-up for fans of '50s B-movies.

Full Review Source: Teletext | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 8, 2002
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

Eight Legged Freaks is a rare creature feature that actually suffers when the filmmakers try to make the human characters more like the genuine articles.

Full Review Source: Nitrate Online | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 5, 2002
Nev Pierce
BBC.com

Flick your brain into neutral and let your nervous system be your guide.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 3/5

August 5, 2002
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com

Nice special effects with creepy spiders, but it ultimately is much like the creatures: lots of long legs, but no body.

Full Review Source: Zap2it.com

August 1, 2002
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

As befits its title, this PG-13-rated piffle is ultimately as threatening as the Snuggle Fabric Softener bear.

| Original Score: 2/4

July 29, 2002
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Eight Legged Freaks? No big hairy deal.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

July 26, 2002
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)

It's PG-13 rating forced directors to soft-peddle the carnage that giant spiders are capable of, and in the end it leaves you feeling less than satisfied.

Full Review | Original Score: C-

July 26, 2002
Cory Cheney
Urban Tulsa Weekly

...if you're just in the mood for a fun -- but bad -- movie, you might want to catch Freaks as a matinee.

| Original Score: 2/4

July 26, 2002
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

A parody of 50's sci-fi/horror movies that still takes itself seriously enough to be good creepy fun.

Full Review Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 3/4

July 25, 2002
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies

I liked the movie, but I know I would have liked it more if it had just gone that one step further. I'm left slightly disappointed that it didn't.

Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 25, 2002
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This do not take-me-serious B-film is played as a limp tribute to the 1950s mutant bug films such as Them!.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C-

July 24, 2002
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Lilo and Stitch boasts a gag based on Earth Vs. the Spider and nails the quaint charm of the genre better than Eight Legged Freaks does in 90 minutes

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 2/5

July 23, 2002
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs

This film has the right idea, but the spiders should have attacked a Wal-Mart Supercenter.

Full Review Source: Film Snobs | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 23, 2002
Dennis Lim
Village Voice
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Despite nifty F/X, first-time director Ellory Elkayem's staging is altogether devoid of variation.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 23, 2002
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf

Squishy, buggin' fun.

Full Review Source: Movie Boeuf | Original Score: 3/4

July 23, 2002
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

an amusing retro ride for those who can find humor in the marauding antics of arachnids with gigantism

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 23, 2002
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