Arachnophobia is not a movie to watch if one actually suffers from arachnophobia (fear of spiders). This 1990 horror comedy, movie is rated PG-13, for non human violence, language, and partial nudity. Arachnophobia was directed by Frank Marshall, and stars Jeff Daniels as Dr. Ross Jennings and John Goodman as Delbert McClintock, exterminator. The movie had good reviews from the critics, and fair box office success. Arachnophobia has become something of a cult film, with loyal fans.
A particularly large and nasty species of spider travels from Venezuela to a small California town, hitch-hiking in a coffin with a dead man. Leaving the coffin, it mates with local spiders, and the resulting new breed of spider starts killing off the residents of the town, one by one.
Dr. Jennings suffers from arachnophobia, as does his son, making his investigation into the deaths of most of his patients difficult and uncomfortable. Delbert McClintock suffers from other issues, but not fear of spiders. The two investigate the deaths, eventually discovering the nesting place of the spiders.
- Jeff Daniels, Harley Jane Kozak, John Goodman, Julian Sands, Stuart Pankin
- Buena Vista Pictures
- Frank Marshall