What is worse than a spider in your house? A spider as big as your house.
An abandoned Soviet space station crashes in New York and releases a new species of alien spiders in the sewers of the metropolis. Quickly these poisonous arachnids mutate and start growing to gigantic proportions and it’s down to a group of intrepid scientists and soldiers to stop their reign of destruction and annihilation. Blu-ray in eye-popping 3D.
To celebrate the release we thought we’d test the nerves of even the most fearless of readers and bring you the creepiest and most horrifying facts about the arachnid species – guaranteed to illicit the arachnophobia you never knew you had!
- As well as being deadly poisonous, Tarantula’s can also kick the hair off their legs and abdomen, causing painful and unpleasant rashes to the unfortunate victim
- The Chinese Bird Spider, one of the largest and most deadly in the world, has an average leg-span of 8 inches. That’s the length of an average sized human head!
- The Australasian Redback spider’s mating ritual always results in the death of a male. To attract a mate they display themselves as prey. As the process of fertilisation takes place the female is already busy squirting ‘digestive juices’ onto him
- The word tarantula comes from the energetic and exuberant Italian dance the ‘Tarantella’. In the middle ages local townspeople thought that the cure for a spider bite was to perform this frenetic routine. However, it is now known that the dance was actually a side-effect of the mind-altering hallucination that the victim experienced, caused by the bite
- The most venomous spider in the UK, The False Widow Spider, is a relative of the notorious Black Widow. It was suspected to have accidentally been bought in via fruit deliveries from the Canary Islands…
- It isn’t just Lizards that can blend into their environments. Many devious spiders in the UK can colour shift to camouflage themselves
- The deadly Sydney funnel spider attacks its prey by rearing up on its hind legs, exposing its fangs and then tightly gripping its victim. It repeatedly bites its victims; an example of beastly aggressive behaviour
- The venom of the Brazilian Wandering Spider is 30 times more poisonous than that of a Rattle Snake
- Spiders are unable to chew – they must consume their prey in liquid meals. In order to do this, they inject their victim with poison, which liquefies their prey’s guts into a manageable, but horrific, soup
- Spiders can live and thrive under hundreds of atmospheres of pressures. It has also been proven that spiders can live and operate in a vacuum… Making the possibility of spiders in space not just a sci-fi fantasy!
Lionsgate UK releases Spiders 3D on DVD and 3D Blu-ray on 14th October 2013
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