Arachnophobia

Arachnophobia
Arachnophobia
  • PG-13
  • 1h 49m
  • 1990
Fresh92%
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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!

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Fresh92%
Critics Consensus: Arachnophobia may not deliver genuine chills, but it's an affectionate, solidly built tribute to Hollywood's classic creature features.
Reviews
Variety
Variety Staff
Fresh

Frank Marshall's sophisticated feature directing debut never indulges in ultimate gross-out effect...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Geoff Andrew
Fresh

Designed to reduce the audience to a squirming mass, the film yields plenty of grisly pleasures.

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Janet Maslin
Fresh

That sound you hear in the background is the ''ugh!'' heard round the world. Luckily, ''Arachnopho...

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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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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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Horror
  • Release Date:July 18, 1990
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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