Geekade’s Scariest Moments: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Sometimes it’s your first scare sticks with you the longest. I’ve been a reader of horror and suspense for as long as I can remember, and my imagination is generally scarier than any movie I’ve watched. However, while after most movies and books I have a vague feeling of “it was scary, but ehh…” no real lasting damage, there is one movie that I can vividly recall how scared I was and the plague of nightmares it caused. At the tender age of nine, in a properly darkened family room; my family watched Disney’s Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes leaving a lasting fear.

If you are familiar with this movie adaptation, you can guess which scene plagued me—The Tarantula Invasion. Even though it’s just a dream sequence, that many menacing tarantulas freaked me out! It was the stuff of nightmares (literally). I had a good case of Arachnophobia for a while.

I was in love with most of the characters though. I especially found  Mr. Dark (Jonathon Price)  and the Dust witch (Pam Greer) fascinating, if a little unsettling. My fear of the spiders never stopped me from obsessively watching the movie over and over again though. I can’t wait to show my own kids. Come this time of year, always remember:

“Beware the autumn people… Where do they come from? The dust. Where do they go? The grave….The spider-web hears them, trembles- breaks. Such are the autumn people. Beware of them.”—Ray Bradbury

Dawn is a regular contributor to The Think Tank. You can catch her articles on cool stuff like cosplay once a month right here on Geekade. 

Dean DeFalco

Creator of Websites, editor of content, wearer of vests. This man is said to be "The Jack of All Trades".  Dean has his hands in most parts of the website one way or another. The original incarnation of Geekade, "G33k Life", was Dean's brainchild. While Dean can be found on a number of shows like when he was the former co-host of the Stone Age Gamer Podcast or the current host Vest and Friends or talking about video games on YouTube and Twitch, he is the guy behind the scenes making sure that the site does everything it's supposed to every one else can do their job. There's not a problem he can't solve.....or at least punch and scream at until it doesn't exist anymore.

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