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    3D film hopes to cure arachnophobia

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      3D film hopes to cure arachnophobia

      Sky is using 3D technology to cure squeamish arachnophobes with a creepy new video.

      The ultra-realistic film - with its hairy tarantulas appearing to crawl out of the TV screen - hopes to provide an alternative to expensive hypnotherapy sessions as a cure for arachnophobia.

      The film is being shown at Liverpool's BugWorld Experience in the build-up to the consumer launch of Sky 3D on October 1.

      A range of spiders - from domestic and wild bugs, to nasties such as false widows and tarantulas - was filmed, with narration by actor Ralf Little, who is himself no fan of creepy crawlies.

      Sky's creative director, Neil Torbit, said the old cinema maxim of never working with children or animals was true in the case of spiders.

      He 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. In the shot you can only see about 12 spiders but there are actually about 25 in there somewhere!

      "A bit of air administered via a straw became our major directing tool for the spiders. We could direct them when to move and what direction to go."

      The film will be shown at BugWorld until September 5.

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