Frank Marshall, Arachnophobia, 1990.

The film begins when a 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 starts to breed hundreds of tiny poisonous spiders. It is up to Ross Jennings, a doctor newly arrived in the small town, to try and save the whole community. Jennings faces the threat with the help of the local exterminator, but it’s no small task for him, since he suffers from arachnophobia (fear of spiders).

USA, 1990, Cert PG, 93mins

Dir. Frank Marshall


Sun 12 March 2006, 2pm

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Burdon Road
Sunderland SR1 1PP