Good news, arachnophiles! It appears that next year’s Kong: Skull Island includes a big damn spider in its menagerie of terrors. I’ve gone from wondering why anyone would make another Kong film so soon after the last to being genuinely excited. Take a look.
Never let it be said that Australia isn’t completely horrifying, fauna-wise. Even the harmless Huntsman spider looks like something from a horror movie.
Thanks to the Onion AV Club, we now know that Kelsy Grammer is set to star in a giant spider movie called The Nest. Not the greatest title, but funnel web spiders are much more promising than roaches I suppose. I, of course, will love it regardless of actual quality.
Spiders are great at hitching rides on travelers, but apparently they can also burrow into them. At least that was reportedly the experience of Dylan Thomas.
Note that, per Snopes, all reports go back to Thomas himself, with no confirmation from the medics in Bali who supposedly removed the spider from his abdomen. If confirmed, it would be the first verified case of a spider living inside of a living person.