Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Kansas City, MO
Spider Movie Angst
Ok, here is the deal. I have horrible arachnaphobia. I'm not sure if anyone else out there can relate to my quandry. Things will be fine for me for a while, and then Hollywood will come out with another spider-based film, and I've got to seek therapy all over again. Just kidding, but I probably need some. It is not just the films, but all the crap paraphinellia that they have to sell along with it. I purposelly haven't watched "Arachnaphobia".
Since when have spiders become iconic superheros? No other creature seems to affect me on such a level as spiders do. I guess what has brought all this on is I went to Burger King this morning for breakfast, and my big ass cup of coffee, instead of the usual Big Joe logo, has spiders all over the cup. I had to cover it up with a paper towel so I didn't get the willies.
I have held scorpians, baby alligators (at a zoo I volunteered at), snakes (I used to own an albino burmese python), but nothing on this planet repulses me as much as spiders. Hell, I would prefer more small insects around as the trade-off.
I actually tried to make peace with spiders and watch a documentary on tarantulas once, but five minutes into the close-ups of hair, fangs, and strange crawling, I thought I was going to pass out cold.
Does anyone else share this fear of spiders? It seems to be about the only thing I'm truly afraid of.