Maybe it’s just me, but if I’d just shelled out a fair few grand on a 3D TV, the last thing I’d want to be doing with it is using it to face up to an innate phobia of creepy crawlies, with eight-legged nasties seemingly jumping out of the screen and into my living room.
If that sounds like your idea of a living nightmare and you’re lucky enough to have a 3D TV, you’d do well to avoid Sky’s 3D channel on October 1st, where they will be broadcasting a 3D film on spiders with the aim of curing the viewers’ of arachnophobia.
The “ultimate immersive experience” according to Sky, it’ll feature Ralph Little of The Royle Family fame on narration duties, himself a sufferer of the phobia.
They say never work with animals, and spiders proved no exception, acting particularly camera shy. Director Neil Torbit, said: “We wanted to get a shot of loads of spiders in the bath, but we also needed props in the bath to give it the 3D depth it needed. Of course all the spiders hid under the props! We had four people trying to coax them out with sticks as well as blowing them with straws.”