Ever since a giant tarantula escaped a laboratory and wreaked havoc on the Arizona desert in the 1955 thriller, “Tarantula,” spiders have found their way into the starring roles of many horror movies. Why do spiders work so well in this capacity? Even in their smallest form, these 8-legged creatures have a way of striking fear in the hearts of many. The American Psychiatric Association reports that one in ten people in the US are affected by phobias, and up to 40% of those individuals’ phobias are bug-related (including spiders).
Check out our infographic about this freaky fear:
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