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Worse Than The Movies It Parodies
on November 16, 2002
Eight-Legged Freaks is the worst parody movie I think I've ever seen. It's a load of trash that is supposed to be a take on the campy monster movies of the 50's 60's and 70's.
But Eight-legged freaks is worse than the movies it parodies.
The idea to parody campy monster movies (although questionable) had potential to it. Whatever potential there was, is blown on this flimsy, unfunny throwback to films that don't need to remembered. The acting stinks, David Arquette looks like some sort of action hero wannabe while everybody else is just sleep walking through the movie. The spiders are way to fake to even possibly look threatening and are eventually seen so much that they just get boring. Plot? What plot? There isn't a plot, something about spiders eating nuclear waste or something. This junk heap obviously hoped to cash-in on Spider-Man being released two days later but the two couldn't be farther apart. Along the way we see Eight-Legged Freaks rip off every decent, and not so decent movie of the past few decades. Don't waste your time on this nuclear waste of a movie.