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Hollywood Pictures and Amblin Entertainment deliver an electrifying big-screen rollercoaster ride of a movie! Everyone is afraid of something... for Dr. Ross Jennings (Jeff Daniels), his phobia is downright embarrassing. But when he moves his family to a small town, the one thing that bugs him most is now harming the townspeople at an alarming rate. For this unlikely hero, overcoming a childhood fear of spiders might just save the community, but it may already be too late! Directed by Frank Marshall and also starring John Goodman, this critically acclaimed, breathtaking hit entertains with its terrific mix of thrills, chills and laughter!
Jeff Daniels, Julian Sands, Harley Kozak, John Goodman, Stuart Pankin, Brian McNamara, Mark Taylor, Henry Jones, Peter Jason, James Handy, Roy Brocksmith, Kathy Kinney, Mary Carver, Garette Ratliff, Marlene Katz, Jane Robbins, Theo Schwartz, Cori Wellins, Chance Boyer, Brandy , Frances Bay, Lois De Banzie, Warren Rice, Robert Telfer, Michael Jones, Fiona Walsh, Terese Del Piero, Nathaniel Spitzley, Jay Scorpio, Mai-Lis Kuniholm, Robert Zajonc
© 1990 Hollywood Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Arachnophobia may not deliver genuine chills, but it's an affectionate, solidly built tribute to Hollywood's classic creature features.
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Common Sense Says
Creepy/clever creature feature with touches of humor.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this horror-comedy features spider-bite-seizure deaths of likeable characters, including grandparent-ish types and imperiled house pets, and there is one particularly hideous corpse. Dialogue includes swearing (at the PG-level), and there is some naked female anatomy strategically revealed in a shower sequence. Needless to say, young (and old) viewers with a morbid fear of spiders may find some of the visuals uncomfortable or nightmare-inducing. There is the use of a nail gun as a weapon that may encourage unwise copycat behavior among kids.
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- Genre:Comedy, Horror, Thriller
- Release Date:July 18, 1990
- Languages:English, Spanish
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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