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Arachnaphobia


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  Arachnaphobia Review
Tookey's Rating
8 /10
 
Average Rating
5.77 /10
 
Starring
Jeff Daniels , Harley Jane Kozak, John Goodman
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Directed by: Frank Marshall
Written by: Don Jakoby & Wesley Strick , from story by Don Jakoby, Al Williams

 
 
 
Released: 1990
   
Genre: COMIC STRIP
UNDERRATED
BLACK COMEDY
MONSTER
HORROR
THRILLER
FAMILY
COMEDY
   
Origin: US
   
Length: 109
 
 


 
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The arachnids are short on personality, and so is the movie. The script... has too many B-picture precursors, and the first-time director, Frank Marshall, is like a Boy Scout remaking Jaws.
(Pauline Kael, New Yorker)
Suffers the dilemma of trying to live up to its horror image - without losing its juvenile audience. Something it fails significantly to achieve.
(Brinley Hamer-Jones, Western Mail)
Standard monster insect fare.
(Steven H. Scheuer, Movies on TV and Videocassette, 1992)
A “thrillomedy”, one of those horror movies that tiresomely pretends it isn't.
(Simon Rose, Essential Film Guide, 1993)

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