Why was the spider removed from the Arachnophobia movie poster?
September 25, 2009 3:26 PM Subscribe
Why was the spider removed from the movie poster for Arachnophobia between the theatrical release and the video release?
posted by toomanyplugs to media & arts (3 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
When this movie came out in 1990, I remember the movie trailers and promo material having a single spider dangling in front of the moon. Apparently Wikipedia confirms this
. But when the video came out, and for all promo material after, the spider was removed as I've found for reference here
I vaguely remember there being some interesting story about why this happened, maybe a lawsuit or something, but I can't seem to find any reference to this fact.
It seems like everybody just overlooks the fact that a picture of the full moon doesn't really have anything to do with spiders.
Does anybody have any info about why specifically the video cover got changed?