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It's soo cheesy, ridiculous and over-the-top, and it's starting to show its she a bit at the seams, but that doesn't change the fact that this is a hell of a lot of fun. It's a well made creature feature throwback.
Spiders. Why'd it have to be spiders?
I'm not scared of spiders, but I'll admit I was scared during this movie.
Set in a tiny town on coastal California Arachnophobia is a fine comedy-horror film. The small town is invaded by poisonous spiders from South America which are accidently stowed aboard a coffin carrying the victim killed by the spider. The Jennings family also relocate to the town at just about the same time. Led by the ever likeable Jeff Daniels Arachnophobia is a slow paced film which takes its time to unravel. There are no major effects though the spiders can give the creeps. Frank Marshall directed and he would go onto make other animal themed films such as eight below and Congo.
On a bug searching venture deep in the dank, dark jungles of Venezuela, a photographer is bitten by a spider. and dies almost immediately. Upon returning the body for burial to a small town the good ol' US of A, the spider hitches a ride in the casket. Soon after arriving in his new country the spider finds a suitable mate and creates an army of half-breeds which start killing the townsfolk. The new town doctor is not immediately believed when he diagnoses the deaths as a result of spider bites and there is much push-back as they see him as a big city guy with an Ivy League education who looks to complicate simple matters. I imagine this could be somewhat frightening for those with an animosity towards spiders, but I saw zero scares despite this being widely touted as a "horror" film. As a comedy it often hit its mark, the acting was solid, and there were no obvious plot-holes (excepting that they showed a husband as frightened by spiders while his wife is fascinated by them - by my calculations a pairing such as this could occur no more than 4 percent of the time).
Really Good Movie!!! Could Have Gone With A Bit More Spiders Though!!
Deliciosa "animal attack" y gran referente del género en su etapa noventera.
Evidentemente el guión no es nada plausible y a veces es bastante fantasioso, pero la historia está bien construida y es de agradecer subtramas como el rechazo hacia lo nuevo por parte de la america profunda.
Los actores principales son alta calidad y ofrecen un buen trabajo, especialmente Jeff Daniels, quien tiene que llevar el peso de la trama durante prácticamente toda la película.
La combinación de marionetas, animatrónica y animales reales está también muy bien llevada por lo que la transición entre distintos trucajes y efectos especiales es poco perceptible, salvo cuando tenemos algun plano de "araña gigante clarmente de plástico", que aun así no nos saca de la experiencia general.
Todo un "guilty pleasure para un servidor".
lacks creativity and wider imagination..
Arachnophobia is a plot driven horror about the protagonist who has a phobia for spiders and is now cornered to not only face those fears but stand against them in order to survive.
The structure is familiar and follows a rudimentary process that is frankly off putting. The writing is weak and cheesy with poor editing that makes it chalky and inedible around the edges. The characters are one dimensional and undercooked, the conversations are pure debauchery that makes it look like it was either written for younger audience or was by.
There is also a lot of unexpected sincerity on the rest of the material, the one that follows the investigation and Daniel's track which is obviously far away from the mind-numbing horrifying action. The art designing is plausible and deserves the credit for offering the horrifying and inedible images that makes the viewers cringe on their seat as it chills down the spine.
The background score is taken for granted and amaturely loud with loose editing and pretentious cinematography. Daniel's portrayal is as always right on the note where the stakes are communicated through his performance especially all the episodes that are used to project the magnitude of his nightmares.
Armed with a frail and juvenile script that collapses before it even builds its structure up, Marshall keeps the crisp alive with some jaw dropping sequences and execution skills that is decent enough to carry off such lofty premise. Weaving of a sequence that gives goosebumps, harrowing visual, a threat of such an eerie antagonist and Daniel's stellar performance are the high points of the feature.
Arachnophobia lacks creativity and wider imagination, but what it can and does, is tug out the best from the mediocrity of its limited vision and foliate it on screen.
Creepy plus comedy can equal brilliance! If you get this movie it’s actually very well done! If you’re expecting a horror that’s serious then it may appear as a B movie that’s stupid. We all fear poisonous deadly spiders, but add a little comedic humor and it has its moments of brilliance!
The spiders are creepy enough and John Goodman is hilarious. Entertaining overall