Eight Legged Freaks Reviews

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August 9, 2002
August 5, 2002
Flick your brain into neutral and let your nervous system be your guide.
July 23, 2002
Despite nifty F/X, first-time director Ellory Elkayem's staging is altogether devoid of variation.
July 22, 2002
[I]ts marginally amusing, but I'm giving it thumbs down.
July 19, 2002
This is a poster movie, a mediocre tribute to films like Them!
July 19, 2002
As green-guts monster movies go, it's a beaut.
July 18, 2002
However many screaming teenagers it produces at the multiplexes, Eight Legged Freaks isn't good or funny enough to reinvigorate the style. It can't even maintain its own initial zing.
July 18, 2002
Like many of the worst pop-referential parodies of the post-Scream era, this one stalls on laughs once the big joke has been established.
July 17, 2002
Classic '50s monster stuff.
July 17, 2002
Originality ain't on the menu, but there's never a dull moment in the giant spider invasion comic chiller.
July 17, 2002
Neither as scary-funny as Tremors nor demented-funny as Starship Troopers, the movie isn't tough to take as long as you've paid a matinee price.
July 17, 2002
Yesterday's junk sporting today's polish.
July 17, 2002
Not scary enough to work as a straight-up horror flick and nowhere near funny enough to be a passable spoof.
July 17, 2002
Eight Legged Freaks limps along, spinning not a silken web but an extremely derivative, tattered one not likely to snare anybody's interest.
July 17, 2002
Good for a quick adrenaline surge -- until the next horror fix comes along.
July 17, 2002
Because Eight Legged Freaks is partly an homage to Them, Tarantula and other low- budget B-movie thrillers of the 1950s and '60s, the movie is a silly (but not sophomoric) romp through horror and hellish conditions.
July 17, 2002
A hyphen isn't the only thing missing from Eight Legged Freaks. Wit and imagination have joined that AWOL punctuation mark, perhaps in the same place where socks go when they vanish from your dryer.
July 17, 2002
The movie's combination of unabashedly fun carnage, cool special effects, and tongue-in-cheek dialogue keeps the ball rolling.
July 17, 2002
A homage to a genre of film made by people who are working from visual memories of horror cheapies like Them. They nailed the visual tribute. They just left out the cautionary morality, the sense of justice and the heart.
July 17, 2002
Eight-Legged Freaks runs out of gas scarily fast -- its one-joke premise lends itself more to a short than a feature.
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