Night Gallery

A Fear of Spiders

Season 2, Ep 12, Aired 10/6/71
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  • Episode Description
  • A phobic gourmet columnist seeks help from a woman he spurned when he discovers a hairy--and obstinate--little guest crawling in his kitchen sink.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jack Laird

  • David Rawlins

    Film Editor

  • James R. Alexander

    Sound

  • Roger A. Parish

    Sound

  • Joseph Alves Jr.

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • An arachnophic writer have to deal with one big spider, but that means he have to deal with some obnoxious upper-department neighbor.

    By analizame, Aug 28, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Host: Good evening. We welcome you to this palladium of art treasures that range from the kooky to the uncommon, from the bestial to the bizarre, and I'd like to take you on a guided tour through the Night Gallery. A collection of paintings on display for only the most discriminating, because it's best that they be seen both after and in the dark. The story behind this offering, a word which we've coined for just the occasion - arachnophobia. It means, for our purposes, a special distaste for those crawly little beasties with the multi-legged, hairy bodies. In other words, A Fear of Spiders - the title of our first painting in this, the Night Gallery.

    • Elizabeth: Are you ill? Justus: Ill? Elizabeth, just because I seek out your company, is that supposed to be reflective of some illness on my part. You do yourself a vast injustice. It so happens that your charms are not lost on me. I--I happen to like you. Elizabeth: Oh, Justus. You only halfway like one person in this whole world. He lives inside your own skin, he's you.

    • Justus: You actually want me to go down there and face a monstrous, hairy, eight-legged thing, a crawling nightmare, a devilish obscenity? Elizabeth: I think it's a marriage made in heaven.

    Notes (2)

    • Kim Stanley is billed as Special Guest Star.

    • This episode is based on the short story "The Spider" by Elizabeth Walter.

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