Ever since then, I've had slight aversion -- to put it mildly -- to sci-fi flicks involving giant-sized bugs of any sort. And I don't think I'm alone in this regard. In fact, I'm absolutely convinced that "Eight-Legged Freaks" was a box-office under-achiever a few years ago because arachnophobia is much more widespread than the producers of that movie expected.
So why I am actually looking forward to seeing something called "Big Ass Spider!" next week at SXSW?
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