Eight Legged Freaks
I still have my ticket for this movie I remember seeing in the theater remember exactly where I was sitting it was a very fun experience and over the years my Affinity for the film has only increased 2002 is an interesting time in film history apparently you could go to Warner Brothers and they could say what's your pitch Dazzle us spiders eat the toxic chemicals and get really big and attack everybody sold for $30 congratulations you that did pretty well and was shown at Telluride film festival and Dean Devlin were looking to make a spider movie like the old-fashioned 1950s creature features eight legged freaks is very much of a different time creature features rarely get made anymore and if they do get made their very serious totally straight-laced the most recent one that my friend and I could think about tonight when we were trying to figure this out with crawl there's no humor in that film it's not a hore comedy but there were a lot of what I would call Creature Feature but there were a lot of what I would call creature features that were supposed to be fun very tongue-in-cheek in the 90s and 2000's movies like bats Lou Diamond Phillips in a bunch of bats that's all I need the working title for eight legged freaks and in fact the title that has been released under in other countries outside of America was Iraq attack that this film came out in 2002 need I say anymore I think you I think you get it why they changed it takes place in a small town where David Arquette Dougie Doug and Scarlett Johansson are going up against a bunch of venomous spiders that have been made gigantic because of a toxic waste spill it's very easy to call a film like this bad just because it's trying to be bad it's extremely hard to do Camp it's very difficult to get it right and there's a lot of folks who just really aren't on its wavelength and that's fine but the film is called eight legged freaks and it's a bit of a video or in a review how to say what do you expect its to say what do you expect it's called this but Jesus f****** Christ man within the first few minutes the movie introduces of bird that quotes the sixth sense you know what you're getting into early on once the spiders get really big it gets inside the walls and attacks a cat and we get these cheie Looney Tunes imprints of the cat and it even makes fighting noises and a personal aside eight-legged freaks also happens to be one of the only films I was able to find where the lead romantic couple are named Chris and Sam working on this article I think the time has come and gone where movies like eight legged freaks could even be made and if they are made now it's usually a movie like Sharknado on the Syfy Channel or it's a giant octopus versus giant squid and you can see these movies on VOD or randomly on DVD at the bottom of a Walmart bin and that's kind of where these movies went but there was a time. We're Hollywood actually spend a lot of money on these movies but you don't get too many big-budget horror comedies if you do get some it's usually through IFC midnight or its under a million-dollar production or they just squeezed every f****** penny out of the movie they possibly could good to get it made but in general it's really to get it made but in general it's really hard nowadays to convince a studio with a lot of money to make a horror comedy and in some ways it's because films like eight legged freaks or bats didn't really do that well even a great film like cabin-in-the-woods which I really like wasn't as successful I think as a studio would have preferred it to be and so horror comedies can get a bit of a bad rap eight-legged freaks does everything it's supposed to do fairly well it's insanely f****** cheesy there's giant spiders killing ostriches like the Raptors in the Lost World Scarlett Johansson tazes a guy in the balls incredibly cheesy but I don't necessarily view that as a bad thing when the movie is setting out to be a specific thing I remember watching movies like them as a kid and being very entertained even though I'd recognize that they were fake I recognized that it was very cheesy and it wasn't realistic but there was a time. Where movies were allowed to be like that we somehow lost that we we lost the ability to just detach and enjoy a film without having to psychoanalyze everything even movies that are pure escapism like stay aquietplace or a quiet place two are very serious movies with real drama it's extremely hard to come by a big-budget movie that completely has fun with himself and doesn't take itself seriously that's like a bygone era I wish more movies like that existed I think if movies like eight legged freaks have been slightly better and also really successful financially and also really successful financially we have more films like this and not everybody wants them but I do miss the time where you could just go to a theater and watch David Arquette run from giant Spike I'm in a spider rapidly punches someone to death in this film and Scarlett Johansson faced off against a spider before she was ever Black Widow I'm not here to say eight legged freaks film and they talk very candidly about how they set out to make the 1950s B-movie on purpose and I think they succeeded it's a very entertaining movie could have been made a little better dollars to make a movie about giant spiders I could see it being a lot worse than eight legged freaks and I'm mostly talking about nostalgic place in my heart but I wish that we got more creature features that were self-aware that were fun like what happened to fun horror it's been a long time since I've gone to the theaters and just had a blast with a fun horror movie I miss them I want more of them guys if you're interested in watching a bunch of spiders attack David Arquette Scarlett Johansson and Doug E Doug watch eight legged freaks it's Halloween it's big dumb fun it's exactly what it should be guys thank you so much as always for watching look forward to more videos in the 9th Annual Halloween special if you like this you can click right here and get stuck minized
Published On :15 Aug 2022
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