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1/5. There are a couple of cool action sequences, but this movie is mostly boring and fails at being funny, developing characters, and having believable CGI.
Eight Legged Freaks is a horror comedy about giant spiders terroizing a town which was an overally okay movie that keeps the audience entertained but in a ridiculous kind of way, which makes the movie fun, but that is about it. Some of the movie makes the audience shake their heads, but other parts are good.
David Arquette brings an appropriate amount of humor to the cheese.
I was one of the few that caught this on cinema release and it was a mess of high concept 50s nostalgia and simple drama. The film attempts too much in its short running time and sadly it's not the bundle of fun promised. They rush through the characters and this is a very simple guy returns to his small town scenario. When you consider the people behind this film it's all the more disappointing. Eight Legged Freaks had all the ingredients to make a cult gem but it misses with all the jokes and high concept. Did we need all the bike stunts in the desert? The filmmakers played this to the low teenage market and they failed on that front. 08/05/2020
The movie starts off ok, but then it sort collapsed on itself with bad special effects , terrible acting, and stupid dialogue. It sort of starts off as a good horror, but then transforms into a horror-comedy (as if the producers and director suddenly realised, halfway through filming, that this is a crap movie and they might as well turn it into a horror-comedy...). My final verdict, 1 star, but I'll give it an extra star just for the first half of the story, and for being somewhat mildly entertaining (PS: whoever decided to give the spiders cute little grunting sound effects needed to be fired from film production! Because that was stupid and ridiculous!)
I find the EIGHT LEGGED FREAKS Film to be an Entertaining Film, which caused Me to Purchase the DVD.
This movie shouldn't work but it does. Sure it's stupid and ridiculous but what do you expect from a movie about giant spiders attacking a small town. It's fun, entertaining, over-the-top, and hilarious - and the bad CGI just adds to the hilarity. If you like campy horror-comedies you will surly enjoy Eight Legged Freaks.
Its camp, funny and fun. Let down by special effects though.
A goofball, high-level B monster flick with alright CGI and a tight script. Not a bad watch. Plus, if the modern audience pays attention, that town could've hit a "gold mine" with fracking. If only they'd known... .
Not as good as Tremors or Arachnophobia but Eight Legged Freaks is a fun homage to B movies from the 50's. I had fun seeing the spiders grow and grow and then end up taking over the city. Seeing David Arquette killing spiders was entertaining. It is a shame that there never was a sequel and never gained a cult following like Tremors did.