At the B & N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog Somers tagged ten SFF stories lousy with giant spiders, including:
It, by Stephen KingRead about another entry on the list.
Pennywise the Clown is one of the most iconic of all Stephen King’s inventions, cemented in a generation’s mind by the creepy performance of Tim Curry in the 1990 television adaptation. But while everyone remembers that Pennywise was a clown—and clowns are easily more terrifying than spiders—many forget that when Pennywise took on an approximation of his true form, it became a spider of sorts. Pennywise is, in fact, a giant spider in a clown costume, and that is very likely the most terrifying sentence ever written.