Movies That Scarred Me For Life: Arachnophobia

January 12, 2011 at 10:58 am

Movies That Scarred Me For Life: Arachnophobia | Movie Blog

Movies that scarred me for life is all about the movies that keep you up at night.  The horrors you just can’t seem to get out of your head.  But beyond the monsters, ghosts, slashers and aliens, there are also the cringe worthy films you wish you never saw.  Movies that made you wish you had the lost two hours of your life back.  There are tons of ways a movie can scar you for life.  This series will look at 12 of my personal favorites.


Movies That Scarred Me For Life: Arachnophobia

I.  Hate.  Spiders.

I always have.  I wouldn’t go as far as declaring myself Arachnophobic but I’m close.

Whenever I see one of those stupid eight legged demons from hell I completely freeze. I can’t move and I’m known to shriek in a girlish way…  I pretty much have to admit to that because there have been witnesses.

The way they move scares the hell out of me and I’ve lost sleep thinking about those little jerks crawling in my mouth while I’m sleeping.

It could happen!

As far back as I can remember I’ve been frightened of spiders but Arachnophobia basically eradicated any shot I had of getting over it.

I’ve only seen the movie once when I was much younger and surrounded by friends who laughed at me the entire time.

I wanted to go home.

To this day, I check the shower curtain and the ceiling every time I take a shower.  I never, NEVER forget to check.

If you’ve seen the film then you’ll understand why I don’t even want to explain why I do that.  I’ve had nightmares about every single scene that involves one of those crawling ass faces…

There was a time when I couldn’t even go to bed without scanning all of my covers thoroughly.

A few years ago, I bought the movie on DVD.  It seems strange to purchase a movie that changed my sleeping habits forever but I intend to cure myself one day.

When that day comes, I’ll give the film another shot.   John Goodman was hilarious as the exterminator.

Someday I’ll get the guts to revisit this horrible, horrible movie but it’s unlikely as long as I continue to run away from those damn insects!