I remember when this movie came out. I was 14 years old, and my family was traveling through Utah. I sat between my older sister Kim and my next younger sister Shavonne in the movie theater. Kim and I were too "cool" to have a little sister hover over us, so we made her sit two chairs down from us. Yes. We were mean. But she got her revenge.
Halfway through the movie, during an intense scene of spiderly prowless, when eyes were glued to the screen, knees were squeezed together and feet were lifted off the floor, Shavonne reached her hand across the back of the seats and flitted her spider-like fingers across my shoulders.
I screamed so loud.
Shavonne laughed so hard.
I suddenly felt like peeing my pants. Maybe I did.
No. I didn't.
Well, maybe just a little bit.
So I remember getting up to go to the bathroom, right after the terrifying "shower and toilet" scene from the movie, and it was the hardest thing I've ever had to do: sticking my bum on that toilet seat. I was sure a spider was going to bite me somewhere that would be incredibly embarrassing to have investigated the ambulance driver as hoards of popcorn-bloated audience members casually watched while refilling their supply of Junior Mints.
Ok, so my imagination was vivid, even as a teenager.
Anyway, Check out the movie trailer. It still freaks me out.
On to the reason why I started this post. Around here, as I'm driving around, I am constantly reminded of Arachnophobia because of this:
These huge spiderwebs are everywhere on the trees around here. They are grouped together, covering tree branches and hanging over the side of the road. It's no wonder nobody walks around here. I'd be terrified that whatever inhabits these webs would drop down on unsuspecting little 'ole me and feast on me for 4 and a half days. (why the half? I don't know.)
When I took this picture, I was standing a good distance away, and I put my super duper Cannon Rebel camera up to my eye to look through it and I about jumped out of my skin! My lens was all zoomed in and I totally freaked out being so close to the web of death! So I risked my life to get these pictures for you. Hope you appreciate them.
By the way, if any of you haven't ever seen this movie, PLEASE tell me! I can't imagine anybody missing out on this gem.