Visible crew/equipment: When the dog and the cat run out through the dog flap, you can see the puppeteer moving behind the flap handling the spider. (00:18:55)


Visible crew/equipment: Near the end when the doctor and his family are getting attacked by the spider's, half are CGI and the others fake as you can see the Tech wires making them move. Then when he's lying on the floor collecting himself, there's a pulsating sack in the corner, with a fake spider leg sticking out.

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Visible crew/equipment: When the explorer goes up into the loft to find the king spider, he taps the fake web string, says 'suppers ready" and then the fake spider dramatically shoots out from a tech wire 'screaming", and attacks him. (01:49:24 - 01:49:50)

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Visible crew/equipment: Near the beginning when the men are hauling the equipment to their camp, you can see a crew members hand in the bush literally toss the fake giant spider on top of the passing equipment. (00:13:10)

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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: 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.

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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.


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

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