For some people, terror is the idea of being buried alive
or burnt to a crisp. For me, itâ€™s taking a hot shower and feeling a
little tickle on my face. And that tickle turning out to be a big olâ€™
spider, skittering down the shower nozzle and down my naked belly to
chitter across my defenseless bare feet. Campy 1990 fright fest Arachnophobia
will forever be on the top of my personal shitlist for turning this
nightmare into an actual scene in a movie. The â€śSouth American spiders
invade small townâ€ť flick also includes Jeff Daniels being menaced by a
spider the size of a Boston terrier. But itâ€™s the shower scene that does
it. I take a lot of baths these days. Academy.
- Best paired with: Anderson Valley Summer Solstice.
- Also showing: The Warriors (Laurelhurst).