Arachnophobia ★★★

100-word review: Technically not an insect-centred film (referring to the Hooptober rules) at all, since it's about arachnoids, but I count it as one. Arachnophobia is so clearly a (executively) Spielberg-produced movie: a monster flick with helicopter views of the jungle, and great practical effects (well, not even 'effects', they're using live spiders, which is even better). A true "kill it with fire" (and a nail-gun) experience, without sacrificing the lightheartedness that makes it fun; John Goodman's character especially is hilarious. Perhaps not as good or iconic as say Jaws, but reminiscent of it in a good way nevertheless.

Part of the September & October 2022 Hooptober 9.0 challenge; 3rd out of 31 films.

6 countries [USA] (2/6)
8 decades [1990s] (3/8)

2 insect centered films (1/2)
1 horror film set in space or the future (0/1)
2 animated films (1/2)
1 bloodthirsty old person/people film (0/1)
2 1970s regional US films (0/2)
1 the worst, unseen, accessible sequel from the 1990s (0/1)
1 German silent (0/1)
5 films from Cronenberg or West (0/5)
2 Christopher Lee films (0/2)
1 film with a musician or band in it (0/1)
1 Stephen King adaptation (0/1)
1 Lon Chaney film (0/1)
1 Tobe Hooper film (0/1)

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