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Ive never seen so much good wine wasted...
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Lol, I saw this at the Drive-in when it came out...on LSD, it was showing with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I can't really remember that night, but I'll never forget it.
I was coming in from doing the laundry just now, and was just about to go through the door when I saw a spider-shaped mark on it, and I totally launched myself backwards through the wall, fueled by a sudden spike of fear. Ahhh, speaking of spiders makes me remember every spider-related incident in my past.

1983: big bro places a bit of dust on my shoulder, then points at it in horror and yells, SPIDER! I screamed and cried hysterically for a full five minutes, and my bro felt obligated to calm me down by allowing that it was only a piece of dust that he, my brother, had put on my shoulder.

1984-1989: an idyllic period. I wasn't afraid of spiders at all, and would boldly smite them whenever asked by my mom.

1990: Saw Arachnophobia, and have never been the same since.

1999: had just gone to bed when I turned my head and saw a fat spider on my pillow, 6 inches from my face. I screamed and found my heaviest textbook and smote the spider on my pillow. Since it was a springy pillow, the spider was not smushed, but instead was launched in an arc across my room. I screamed again at the sight of flying spider, and spent a hysterical hour looking for it. It was on my coffee table, a full fourteen feet away. I smote it again, and this time it got squashed properly. (Phew)
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From the old horror site I used to frequent (which somehow managed to turn into a Christian website :confused: ), I'd heard that this was the scariest spider movie of them all. Now, I haven't seem "them all" yet...as a matter of fact, the only spider movies I've seen that I can remember are this one and Eight Legged Freaks. Arachnophobia is certainly a better movie than Eight Legged Freaks, but I found the latter to be pretty funny in some places. Anywho, back to the review...

The direction is good - a lot of "boo!" scares, and it's style doesn't date itself. The creature designs were also very good - that last huge spider FREAKED ME THE HELL OUT. That could just be because I'm much the same way Jeff Daniels was in the beginning of the movie: paralyzed with fear over them. Spiders are evil, but they are one of this world's necessary evils. Still, if I see one (even if it's outside), it's name is SPOT. Or SMEAR.

The performances are all real and believable. My personal favorite was John Goodman as the burly Exterminator. Every time he showed up, I was laughing. :)

I liked Arachnophobia, but I don't think I'd be willing to watch it soon again. Because I've got that particular phobia, and I'm going to have enough trouble going to sleep after this...
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SURPRISINGLY GOOD MOVIE, WHAT REALLY HELPS IT A LOT IS THE SCATTERED TOUCHES OF HUMOR. JEFF DANIELS IS TERRIFIC. IT'S ACTUALLY NOT THAT FAR FETCHED. THERE ARE SOME VERY TENSE AND EXCITING SCENES.
American Wedding has the heart of the first movie and works because of a more solid plot.
American Werewolf...horror/comedy wouldn't be the same without this.
Anger Management has some gd laughs but doesnt have a great deal of plot.
Arachnophobia is a fun movie with some great comic performances.
Back to the future is a great family film.
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A Great Bug Movie!