uly 18, 1990 On this day in Horror History, Arachnophobia made it’s theatrical debut. The timeless tale of killer spiders in suburbia broke the mold of those which preceded it, in light of albeit unlikely circumstances the South American Arachnids would prove a visceral terror that surpassed the larger than life spider films of cinema’s past. A cult film fueled by an all star cast, the ’90 release was blessed by such talent as Jeff Daniels and John Goodman. Standing among some of the most realistically brilliant use of practical effects on film, Arachnophobia continues to get under the skin of those who are plagued by one of the world’s most common irrational fears.
“Spiders would find your barn a tad breazy this time of year. In that respect, spiders are a bit like you and me. No, I frankly doubt there are any spiders in your barn.” - Delbert McClintock Horror Central
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