A friend turned me on to your site…it’s FABULOUS. So I wondered if you can help me. I have a fear of spiders, which I believe goes back to a scene in a movie I saw as a kid. It went something like this:
A woman is in her house, I think asleep or something, when she kind of becomes under the power of this voice. The voice tells her to go out to the barn, which she does. It tells her to lay up on this table, which she does. It tells her to open her mouth “wider.” “WIDER“, and when it’s wide enough, a tarantula drops into her mouth and we see the lump kind of go down into her throat. I have very little recollection of what occurred before or after that, but that one scene has, apparently, scarred me for life.
Any ideas on what this movie could’ve been?? I grew up in the ’70s and ’80s, and I’m thinking this was definitely a ’70s era movie.
If you can help, that would be great, although I don’t know if I’ll have the guts to watch the movie, even if I do find out what it is. I thought if I watched BURNT OFFERINGS again as an adult, I’d get the image of the smiling undertaker out of my head, but NOPE, he’s JUST as scary now as he was then…
Thanks for listening!
UNK SEZ: Angela, you are speaking of one of my favorites, WES CRAVEN’s DEADLY BLESSING! This might not be one of Mr. CRAVEN‘s most successful outings, but with a cast that includes MAREN JENSEN, SHARON STONE, LISA HARTMAN, ERNEST BORGNINE, MICHAEL BERRYMAN and DOUGLAS BARR, as JOY BEHAR would say, “Who cares?” My older brother somehow snuck me into the theater to see this one way back in 1981 and it scared the hell out of me too! I’ll never forget the film’s crazy climax, which, as it turns out, was forced on CRAVEN by a studio who demanded a surprise ending no matter how little sense it made! DEADLY BLESSING is not currently available on DVD, but for now you can watch the whole thing on YouTube starting HERE!