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Fear of Spiders

I think the love of spiders is called arachnophilia, and that driving force of passion is going to flood a bunch of theaters tonight at midnight when that secret horror film Spider-Man 3 starts rolling. Arachnophobia (1990) was advertised with…

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Spider Attacks Boat!

Bless YouTube for giving the independent filmmaker an outlet for distribution. Check out this super low budget, yet skillful and terrifying Monster Spider movie! Behold! (that means click).  Warning to the squeamish!  Be ye faint of heart, click not! It’s…

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Wild Spider Anecdote

A Western that does have a giant spider in it is Wild Wild West. Follow me, won’t you, as I flail wildly to make this horror movie related.  You see, "film-maker" Kevin Smith tells a pretty funny anecdote about…

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On AMC: Raimi’s Spider-less Film

Since it’s apparently Spider-Man week here at Monsterfest (I never got the memo), and in New York City where it’s showing at the Tribeca Film Festival, let’s appreciate another magnum opus from director Sam Raimi that’s not only good…

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Tarantula!

More hot Spiderflick action!  This time: Tarantula! Many of you, perhaps, first heard of it from the line in the song Science Fiction Double Feature.  You know: "I knew Leo G. Carroll was over a barrel when Tarantula took to…

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Winona Ryder’s Motivations For Making Girl, Interrupted

Catch Girl, Interrupted on Sunday, May 13 @ 5:30P | 4:30C, and stay tuned for the enhanced version at 8P | 7C! When Winona Ryder was 20, she checked herself into a psychiatric ward for a few days. The insomnia…

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Scarlett Spider

Since we’re running with the idea this week that Spider-Man 3 is a horror movie in disguise, we’ll go ahead and highlight some of the other fun spider-themed scare-flicks whose tradition it’s following. What a complicated web of a sentence…

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Spider-Man 3 = Horror Movie

Spider-Man 3 is a horror movie, and when it dominates the box office next week, we want the boastful ads to proclaim: "It’s the Number One Fright Flick in America!" Does it have monsters?  Yes.  Here’s the checklist: a) A…

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Waiting in Disturbia for Spider-Man

It’s all about the timing, I reckon.  Last week, Disturbia was the number one movie at the box office.  That wouldn’t be such a big deal, but that makes it three weeks in a row that it’s "the number one…

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This Week on DVD: Mexican Horrors

The reputation of Mexican horror films was sullied back  in the 60s and 70s by the trashy dubbed versions that aired on TV.  But seen in their original form those Mexican scare flicks are good stories with unique, gothic…

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