A lethally poisonous tropical spider accidentally imported from the tropical rain forests mates with a common house spider in a small town of California. This is the beginning of the first ever spider invasion where they threat to wreak havoc on the entire world! Luckily, these monstrous critters are only hybrids and the species cannot survive unless the mother does. Besides being very poisonous, these particular spiders exhibit another peculiar trait; they move in swarms. Spiders are independent creatures, but these ones mean business. To those who are unaccustomed to horror flicks, this one may be a good place to start. It's not gory in any sense, but it will still chill your spine. John Goodman, as the crazy and egotistical bug zapper provides hilarious comic relief. Overall the film is a worthwhile view, but it's unbelievable and seemingly unscientific. Oh yeah, and it's not for kids --nightmares for weeks!

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Jeff Daniels, Harley Jane Kozack, John Goodman, Julian Sands, Stuart Pankin, Brian McNamara, Mark L. Taylor, Henry Jones, Peter Jackson, James Handy

Directed by:

Frank Marshall


1990 horror/comedy

Rated PG-13.


Don Ignacio's score: B-

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