Get Ready to Get Itchy! 10 Movies That Bug You Out!

2. Although a giant partially mutated fly is really off-putting, the true terrors of the bug movies normally come in the form of the swarm. One of the most successful mainstream bug flicks of all time brilliantly utilized the swarm. Arachnophobia with Jeff Daniels, Harley Jane Kozak and John Goodman was a big box office success, combining laughs with a combination of swarming spiders and one bigass boss arachnid at the end.

In that same vein, 11 years later David Arquette starred in a bigger, more elaborate spider movie. Eight Legged Freaks took the CGI route to create the biggest, nastiest army of giant eight-leggers on record thus far.

3. And as spider movies go, Arachnophobia and Eight Legged Freaks could certainly give you the willies, but it was another classic arachno flick that I found much creepier. After watching a video copy of the 1977 William Shatner opus Kingdom of the Spiders, I had a literal freak out attack.

The story goes like this: I was in bed that night after watching the film. Half-asleep, I got that inevitable creepy-crawly feeling that almost obligatorily comes with watching a bug movie. Somewhere between consciousness and dreamland, my brain decided the spiders had come to get me, at which time I leapt out of bed (literally going from flat on my back to standing up straight in less than a second) only to find, of course, no tarantula infestation in my bed. Gods be thanked.

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The Buz's picture

Great list! I adore pretty much every movie on this list. Always happy to see THEM shown some love because I think it's easily the best of the giant (blank) genre.

Submitted by The Buz on Sun, 10/02/2011 - 11:09pm.

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