Samantha "Sam" Parker is the deuteragonist in the 2002 comedy horror film, Eight Legged Freaks. She is played by Kari Wuhrer. She is the Sheriff of Prosperity, Arizona. She is first seen scolding her son, Mike for seeing Joshua, the spider-farmer. She then meets Chris McCormick at the town's meeting and she begins a romantic relationship with him. After hearing that the giant spiders invading the town, she contacts Pete and tells him to bring all of the guns to stop the spiders.
She and Chris allowed everybody to head to the mall including her kids, Mike and Ashley and Harlan. The giant spiders led by Consuela entered the mall and while Chris has found Wade and his Aunt Gladys, Ashley decided to help Sam destroy all the Giant spiders since there is methane in the tunnels by using a device to overpower the light in the mines. The giant spiders are destroyed and the police finally arrive to get the people to safety. Towards the end of the film, she and Chris began a romantic relationship, presumably dating.