Samantha Parker
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Samantha Parker
Aliases: Sheriff Samantha Parker
Notability: Main character
Type: Law enforcement
Gender: Female
Location: Prosperity, Arizona
Known relatives: Ashley Parker (daughter)
Mike Parker (son)
Introduction: Eight Legged Freaks (2002)
Actor: Kari Wuhrer

Samantha Parker is a fictional law enforcement officer and a central character featured in the 2002 "creature feature" film Eight Legged Freaks. She was played by actress Kari Wuhrer.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Samantha Parker is the town sheriff of Cochise County in Prosperity, Arizona. She is the mother of teenager Ashley Parker and adolescent son Mike Parker. She works with a single deputy, Pete Willis.

Biography[edit | edit source]

  • Samantha Parker was only sixteen-years-old when she became pregnant with Ashley.
  • She was once married to a man named Brian, but they were divorced after she discovered that he had been cheating on her.
  • Samantha has always been aware of Chris McCormick's fondness for her, but was unable to explain herself due to Chris' sudden decision to leave Prosperity.
  • Pulled over a group of motorcycle-riding teens after seeing that her daughter was associating with them. She gave Ashley a taser to protect herself.
  • When the giant spiders began to invade Prosperity, Samantha went to Harlan Griffith's trailer to make an emergency broadcast, alerting the townspeople to take shelter at the Prosperity Mall.
  • At the mall, Samantha volunteered to climb the antenna tower on the roof so the group could get a signal for help, but Chris chose to take her place instead.
  • During the spider invasion of the Prosperity Mall, Samantha armed herself with a crossbow and took out several spiders. She also brandished this weapon, when the group were forced to escape into the McCormick Mines.
  • Samantha confided in Chris McCormick that she has been aware of his feelings for her for quite some time and was eager to reciprocate.

Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The character of Samantha Parker was created by director and screenwriter Ellory Elkayem.

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