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Bdoomed

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on: April 30, 2009, 04:44:44 AM
The Pseudopod Autopsy: Eight-Legged Freaks

Small towns have the worst luck. For fifty years they’ve been beseiged by martians, carniverous slugs, tunnelling prehistoric worms, vampires and most terrifying of all, B-movies. So if you live in a small town with a storied past and eccentric inhabitants beware. Because your town may be about to fall victim to…the Eight! Legged! Freaks!


Listen to this week's Pseudopod.

I'd like to hear my options, so I could weigh them, what do you say?
Five pounds?  Six pounds? Seven pounds?


Russell Nash

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Reply #1 on: June 11, 2009, 11:58:27 AM
This was released as Arac Attack in the States.  Totally B-Movie stuff, but funny as can be.  I loved this film.



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Reply #2 on: June 11, 2009, 12:44:06 PM
IIRC this was *filmed* as ARAC ATTACK but not released under that title - it certainly played here in the U.S. as EIGHT-LEGGED FREAKS, as I can remember the trailer very well (no desire to see the movie).  ARAC ATTACK was scuppered as the title by the, yes, war in Iraq.



Russell Nash

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Reply #3 on: June 11, 2009, 01:08:41 PM
Oops my bad.  I was already in Germany by then.  I saw it here as Arac Attacks.  Still funny though.



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Reply #4 on: June 18, 2009, 06:23:24 PM
This was a truly excellent movie- tounge firmly in cheek.

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Reply #5 on: July 17, 2009, 05:59:58 AM
IIRC this was *filmed* as ARAC ATTACK but not released under that title - it certainly played here in the U.S. as EIGHT-LEGGED FREAKS, as I can remember the trailer very well (no desire to see the movie).  ARAC ATTACK was scuppered as the title by the, yes, war in Iraq.

Yeah--one of the things I instantly remembered after seeing this pop on the feed is the part of the commercial where David Arquete is standing on some tower thing, taking out the giant spiders with a shotgun, and screaming "Get away you EIGHT-LEGGED FREAKS!" and the title pops up as soon as he says it.

Yeah, it's a pretty fun b-movie--just good enough for you to give a damn about the characters and story, while still making it funny as hell. I think Slither did a better job though, if not just for having Nathan Fillion in it.