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Most horror movies depend on giant monsters; Arachnophobia gets just as many thrills out of creatures only a few inches long. A scientist (Julian Sands, Warlock, A Room with a View) who's hunting a vicious new species of spider in Venezuela unknowingly ships one back to the U.S. It ends up in a small town where a new doctor (Jeff Daniels, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Something Wild) is trying to establish a practice. When his patients start suddenly dying, Daniels suspects spiders--but no one takes him seriously because he's had a phobia about spiders since childhood. Arachnophobia builds a slow but relentless sense of menace and creepiness, mixed with a sneaky satire of small town life. If you're squeamish about spiders, this will get under your skin. Also featuring the ever-dependable John Goodman (The Big Lebowski, Barton Fink) as a comically zealous exterminator. --Bret Fetzer

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Jeff DanielsDr. Ross Jennings
Harley Jane KozakMolly Jennings
John GoodmanDelbert McClintock
Julian SandsDoctor James Atherton
Stuart PankinSheriff Lloyd Parsons
Brian McNamaraChris Collins
Mark L. TaylorJerry Manley
Henry JonesDoctor Sam Metcalf
Peter JasonHenry Beechwood
James HandyMilton Briggs
Kathy KinneyBlaire Kendall
Garette Ratliff HensonTommy Jennings
Frances BayEvelyn Metcalf
Robert Frank TelferMayor Bob

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  • Genre: Horror Movies
  • Director: Frank Marshall
  • Producer: Buena Vista
  • Length: 103 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJul 18, 1990
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
    EuropePG
    AustraliaPG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaMay 21, 2002
    EuropeJan 22, 2001
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