Jeff Daniels plays a Californian town doctor battling against an infestation of deadly spiders in this creepy-crawly cracker. After hitching a ride in a coffin from Latin America to the good ol' US of A, the scuttling menace is unleashed on the unwitting folks of sleepy Canaima. Julian Sands plays the sneaky scientist who spies a shot at scientific glory while John Goodman has a whale of a time as a swaggering pest control expert. Making his directing debut, Spielberg's long time producer Frank Marshall nicely balances chills with chuckles to make this a creepshow to savour. Think Gremlins with hairier legs.