Factual error: Due to the way in which a spiders respiratory system works it would actually be impossible for the spiders to breath as their box lungs would collapse and their primitive circulatory system wouldn't get enough oxygen around the body.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where the spiders are starting to attack the city, it shows the guy in the barber shop closing up. He shuts the blinds then his friend gets attacked by the spiders, then he goes back out in front and the blinds are still open. (00:51:00)
Trivia: This film has some notable connections to the comic-book company Marvel. To start, is was released the same summer as the 2002 film "Spider-Man." The Sheriff's family has the last name "Parker," which is the same last name as "Peter Parker", aka Spider-Man. At one point, the mayor asks what attacked, to which another character replies "A spider, man!" as a cheeky reference to the character. And Scarlett Johansson plays a fairly major role in the film... and she would later go on to play Natasha Romanov in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, who goes by the codename "Black Widow " which is a breed of spider.
Question: Do the spiders grow big because of the food that they are fed, or because of the chemicals spilled in the water?
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