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.

robsuttonjr

Other mistake: When Dr Atherton injects the mouse with venom, the syringe is pointing up. But as the plunger is pulled nearly all the way back and the syringe is too large to be filled with venom, he would have injected the mouse with air. (01:17:00)

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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.

eaglegrad16

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.

eaglegrad16

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

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: 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: 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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