I recently found your site and was amazed no one seems to have mentioned the 1990 film ARACHNOPHOBIA… It wasn’t gory, it was a campy comedy horror, but seriously, tiny spiders that kill near-instantly with a single bite. Tiny. Deadly. Spiders.
I’ve got a zombie plan (as we all should). Nightmare-based killers? Lucid dreaming. Psycho killers? I don’t meander into run-down buildings in the middle of nowhere and I’m not a prep or jock so I know I’m not at the top of the kill list. Ancient curses, demonic entities, vengeful ghosts? Always some motivating reason with a means of cleansing, avoiding or placating. Little spider that might not even be noticed until it’s too late? You got me there.
I know my brother and sister (roughly 8 and 12 at the time) were fairly traumatized, not by any scene in particular but just how… feasible it is, you could say. Nothing like a film you can watch and laugh at, then over-think once you’re in bed and think you saw something on the wall or felt something on your foot.
UNK SEZ: Thanks Patrick! Funny you you should mention the absence of ARACHNOPHOBIA traumas. We found another traumafession concerning that movie crawling around in the KT mailbag and we’ll have it up very soon!