Arachnophobia
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Continuity mistake: When Irv and Blaire are snuggled up on the couch, watching Wheel of Fortune, watch the big bowl of buttery popcorn they have. In the first shot it is full to the brim. In the next shot it's half full. (01:18:15)

Hamster

Continuity mistake: When the General jumps out of the flames, one of his legs breaks off after he hits the ground. All eight legs are intact after he is blasted by the nail gun and crashes into his nest.

Continuity mistake: When they perform the autopsy on the three victims, Metcalf is all grey and stiff, whereas the two exhumed victims look alive and fresh.

Jacob La Cour

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Suggested correction: Not that what you said is wrong, but it actually makes sense. Metcalf was bitten by the original, non-bred spider. The other victims were bitten by spiders that were part house spider, part deadly spider. Therefore, the effects of the bites were different. I'm quite glad that I only had to see one gray, shriveled-up body.

Actually all three were bitten by hybrids.

Continuity mistake: Near the beginning, the clumsy guy walks backwards into a giant cobweb, so he is covered in it, but, as he leaves, there isn't a cobweb in sight on him.

kh1616

Continuity mistake: When Becky is in the shower, the position of her hair as she washes it changes, and the amount of shampoo bubbles in her hair differs also. (01:09:10)

Hamster

Continuity mistake: When Jerry Manley is shown in the coffin his head is on the right side. When they show the shot inside the hole before inserting the poles, his head is on the left.

robsuttonjr

Continuity mistake: After Becky's dad comes into the bathroom, and she screams, covering herself with the shower curtain, you can see her brother, who had died at the football game considerably earlier in the movie, through the bathroom's doorway, standing in the hall. It's only for a split-second, but as long as you're looking in the right spot, it's very clear.

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Suggested correction: They aren't the same character. The football player that died was Todd Miller. Becky and her family's last name is Beechwood.

Phaneron

Continuity mistake: It's way obvious that the king spider attacking the doc at the end is animatronic or CGI as it's appearance changes. In the far shots the legs are wide spread and it's a purplish color. But in the closeups it's black and half the size.

eaglegrad16

Revealing mistake: When Jerry Manley gets bitten by the spider in the tent in South America, the others come to look at his corpse, you can see clearly see his neck pulsating, when he should be dead. (00:15:35)

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Doctor James Atherton: In this first generation, the original male also produced a queen, and together they will construct a primary nest which the queen will guard. But eventually, she will create reproductive offspring of her own. And when that happens, this town is dead... and the next town... and the next town... and the next one, and so on.

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Trivia: Since spiders really aren't a trainable type of animal, the filmmakers used hairdryers to blow on them, in order to get them to move correctly.

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Question: Which spider attacked the doctor in the barn, killing him? Was it the general, the queen, or just one of the offspring?

Answer: It definitely wasn't one of the offspring, as you can see when it jumped out at him that it was a very large spider, likely the general since they mentioned the queen would be guarding the egg sac in the wine cellar to defend it from other spiders.

Phaneron

Answer: I think he's referring to the Brazilian doctor they brought in to help. If that's the case, it was the main spider that hitched a ride with the body.

lartaker1975

Answer: One of the offspring. There was a brief shot of the little one crawling into the doctor's slipper.

Wrong doctor.

lionhead

The question is actually referring to the entomologist played by Julian Sands, not the town medical doctor that Jeff Daniels moves in to replace.

Phaneron

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