When the itsy-bitsy spider is no longer itsy-bitsy
I used to watch this movie all the time as a kid; I remember there being only a few scenes freaking me out. My older sister is arachnophobic, and she would always FREAK-OUT when she watched it. Like a mega, huge, freakout. But I did not remember it being too terrifying.
I rewatched the film and this movie is truly terrortastic!
It was so freaky the way the had the spiders; because they actually described how they really act. Just like in Jaws and Them! when they add in all the scientific facts, you learn how freaky things can be.
The film is about a doctor moving his family from San Francisco to a small town to be in a safer area. He’s supposed to be taking over the previous country doctor’s practice, but the doctor doesn’t want to give it up.
That’s not the only problem he’s facing; his house has rotted wood, no one trusts him in the town, he only has one patient, and the barn on his property has spiders.
Dr. Ross Jennings hates spiders. He has arachnophobia.
The other doctor is spreading lies about him. And then his only patient winds up dead. Pretty soon other people who were perfectly healthy wind up dead.
A young photographer who died in South America and body was shipped back to his hometown, is realized to be the source of the problem. He carried a spider that is now breeding and sending his young out to attack other. He is the general and has a large supply of troops.
When the spiders attack, it is really, really, creepy. They just come out of everywhere.
What does the evil general look like? Where is his lair? Can they destroy him?
If you want to be scared you should definitely watch this film and find out!
Just a side note here, I have always wondered why they don’t make a film connecting Vampires and spiders. I mean the two are so similar
1) A Vampire is able to trick people by zombifying their mind. They put others in a trance and controlling their minds
A) Spiders paralyze their victims, being able to control them
2) Vampires suck the blood of their victims, usually when they are still alive.
B) Spiders suck the blood out of the insects and creatures that enter their web while they are still alive.
3) Vampires only come out at night, they can’t live in the daylight. They hate light.
C) Spiders don’t like the daylight either. They like to hide away in dark areas.
4) Vampires put their coffin and home base somewhere hidden away so that people won’t find it,
D) Spiders may have a web out in the open to catch things, but they like to live in tucked away areas where people can’t find them.
5) Vampires scare people and can look gross or cool.
E) Spiders scare people. More people are scared of spiders than they are scared of dying. Spiders can also look gross or cool
I mean these two are a match made in heaven. They should have Vampires control the spiders or turn into them.
That’s the 30th post! So sad it almost over. To go to the previous post click here. One last post to come. 1 Day ‘Till Halloween!
Here’s a cover page/poster I made for my facebook page as part of my countdown to Halloween.
To start Horrorfest at the beginning, go to I Don’t Belong in the World
For the previous post, go to Whatever You Do Don’t Fall Asleep
For more on monster movies, go to They’re Coming to Get You Barbara
For more on vampires, go to A Halloween Hello From the Austen Men
For more on zombifying the mind, go to When Potatoes Go Bad