A Real Spider Was Used For That Scary Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Scene
There is a frightening scene at the beginning of The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring where Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin hide by the Road as Black Riders pursue them. In taking refuge in a burrow, they escaped the sight of the Riders, but they also opened themselves up to creepy-crawly creatures that called the cranny home.
Dominic Monaghan, who played Merry, has now revealed that the scene was a little scarier than some might have imagined. A real spider crawled over his shoulder, the actor said in an Instagram Q&A with his followers. And it wasn’t just any spider. It was a Huntsman.
These spiders, which live in New Zealand and many other places around the world, are known for their size and speed. The one that crawled on Monaghan’s shoulder was not as massive as the nightmare-inducing one recently spotted in Australia, but it’s still spooky.
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