Arachnophobia Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jeff Daniels, Harley Jane Kozak, John Goodman, Julian Sands

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A giant, deadly poisonous spider hitches a ride (inside the coffin of a deceased photographer) from its home in the jungles of Venezuela to a small California town, where it finds a home in a barn and starts to breed hundreds of tiny poisonous spiders. The barn happens to belong to Dr. Ross Jennings (Daniels), a big city guy newly arrived in "Canaima, California." Scientific Dr. James Atherton (Sands) helps Jennings discover the truth, and the local exterminator Delbert McClintock (Goodman) has a go, but ultimately Jennings alone must face the threat and protect his family and the town -- no small task, since he suffers from arachnophobia (fear of spiders). This 1990 comedy-horror film is more entertaining than scary, unless the viewer happens to have a virulent case of the phobia that more Americans reportedly suffer from than fear of death.
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Script Analysis of Arachnophobia

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Comedy or Parody about    -   horror movies

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   South Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths

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