Arachnophobia

Other mistake: Irv and Blaire's death scene doesn't make sense. When Irv poured butter on the popcorn, he should've noticed the spider in the bowl. Also, when Blaire picked the spider up, she should've felt it. Both of them still appeared to be watching the TV after being bitten, which also didn't make sense. Why didn't they have seizures like the other victims?

Other mistake: The wood coffin that Jerry Manley is placed in has no bottom. Right after showing him in the coffin they seal the top, insert handles and somehow carry him off.

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Other mistake: When the exterminator steps on the little spider it makes a loud dramatic 'crunch' and then when he lifts his boot the bottom is overcovered in fake brown goo.

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Other mistake: The king spider moving up the docs leg at the end is animatronic, considering the way it moves, like a typical Halloween effect. But understandably because it was too risky to use a real one.

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Other mistake: Near the end when the doctor is pursuing the fake king spider moving along inside the pipes, it makes loud tapping sounds. Then "jumps" out at him from the end pipe and attacks.

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Other mistake: Every time the fake king spider is in a scene the, tech department adds a hissing sound for dramatic effect.

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Suggested correction: Some species of spider do in fact hiss, and since this is a brand-new species of spider made up for the film, it too can hiss if the writers so desire.

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Revealing mistake: When the scientists inject the mouse with poison, they put it in a jar. The, after they place it down you can see someone's hand swap the jar for one containing a dead mouse. You can even hear it. (01:17:58)

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Trivia: Near the start of the film, when Atherton is examining the spider after returning from the valley, several butterflies are seen pinned up in front of him. Several of these are not South American butterflies - the top left one (blue with long tails) is Papilio Ulysses, a species of tropical Australia, and the big green-and-black one near the bottom right is Ornithoptera priamus or O. euphorion. Whether this qualifies as a mistake, I don't know - Atherton is supposed to be an expert, so they may not be the most geographically accurate 'colourful' butterflies to use.

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Question: Are the small spiders in the movie an actual type of spider? If so, what are they called?

Answer: The small spiders are Avondale spiders from New Zealand. They are totally harmless to humans.

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