Eight Legged Freaks is an action packed comedy/horror movie that made its debut in 2002. David Arquette is the star of this action packed spider movie. In the beginning, a small town in Prosperity, Arizona is suddenly attacked by toxic mega spiders. These spiders are being kept and grown in some guy's house. This guy is friends with a little boy who is infatuated with theses home grown arachnids. The little boy visits the guy often to see the growing spiders and their transformations. But, one day the guy is killed by his own spider, and the spider is now loose to wreak havoc on the civilians of Prosperity.
The boy is the first one on the scene to witness what the spiders have done to his friend. It takes a while for the townspeople to come to the conclusion that they are under attack by vicious, truck sized spiders. Nobody is safe in this small town. The spiders will eat cats as well as people. The spider that got loose soon multiplies into hundreds of loose spiders.
The spiders are unusually fast and they can jump really far and extremely high. The spiders pounce on unsuspecting people and devour them in seconds. Or, the spiders may only suck the blood out of someone and leave the rest for their friends. The little boy's mother, who happens to be a cop in that town, unexpectedly hooks up with Arquette's character to try and save the town from the giant spiders. The cop and Arquette must stop bickering and make a last ditch effort to save whoever survived. This turns out to be much harder than expected. The pair seek out the spiders and kill each one they see. In the end, the remainder of the townspeople are hoping that all of the arachnids are finally extinguished.