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Old 09-25-17, 12:41 AM   #1
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"Arachnophobia" Reviews/Discussion - 2017 Horror Challenge





Arachnophobia (1990)



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The plan is for everyone to watch this film on the October day in the thread title, and to start discussing it the morning of the following day.
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Old 10-26-17, 11:09 AM   #2
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Re: "Arachnophobia" Reviews/Discussion - 2017 Horror Challenge

Jeff Daniels steals the show with this one but the cast is great with John Goodman, Julian Sands, etc. The intro segment with the rainforest is a good setup and the spiders work well well.

It's been years since I've seen Arachnophobia and really enjoyed it, I remembered it having more obvious comedy than it seems to.

It's odd how movies sometimes make the hero/victims yuppies, like we're suppose to especially relate to the town doctor and his stock broker wife with the crumbling wine cellars. Maybe that's just part of the comedy.
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Old 11-01-17, 12:15 AM   #3
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Re: "Arachnophobia" Reviews/Discussion - 2017 Horror Challenge

This is also on Hulu.
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Old 11-01-17, 12:56 AM   #4
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Re: "Arachnophobia" Reviews/Discussion - 2017 Horror Challenge

I'm not watching the crossover films this year, but I thought I would poke my head in for some discussion here anyway. This is one I remember seeing with a group of friends at the movie theater. We were all 12 or 13. It was a really good time, especially for that age. Good humor, fun scares but almost more adventure than horror, from what I remember. I haven't seen it in years. Maybe I will pick up the Blu-ray at some point.
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Old 11-01-17, 05:50 AM   #5
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I'm not watching the crossover films this year, but I thought I would poke my head in for some discussion here anyway. This is one I remember seeing with a group of friends at the movie theater. We were all 12 or 13. It was a really good time, especially for that age. Good humor, fun scares but almost more adventure than horror, from what I remember. I haven't seen it in years. Maybe I will pick up the Blu-ray at some point.
This would have awesome to see in the theater. I was 10 when this came out, I remember renting it on VHS for my bday party lol. I watched it over and over but for a week or so after, I'd had to check my bed sheets every night before sliding into bed lol.
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Old 11-01-17, 09:09 AM   #6
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I'm not sure why this is categorized as comedy. Like 99% of all films, it has some comedic moments, but I don't think it deserves the comedy genre tag. But maybe I'm biased into thinking it absolutely horrific in totality, as I have an extreme fear of spiders.
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