Lights out! A gargantuan spider filled the glowing, flickering screen. Huddled together eating popcorn, we watched in horror as the beast slowly climbed over the rock with jaws clicking. Spider bait, the people below were stricken, immobilized by fear. They screamed, we screamed. Having two older brothers, the saga didn’t end when the screen went blank. They kept the series going, teasing me with live nasty spiders.
Seeing the same movie as an adult, the special effects are not believable. The underlining thrill of watching a late night black and white horror flick.was symbolic. It was a rite of passage to stay up all night, long after your parents had gone to bed.