Updated 14 August 2002, 09.53
If spiders send a shiver down your spine then you better give the new film Eight-Legged Freaks a miss this month.
But it's not just eight-legged fiends that frighten you, there are loads of other things people have phobias about from birds to Wellingtons!
We want to know what you are scared of. Do you wimp out near water, get jelly legs at the site of jumbo jets or are you just too cool to be scared?
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I'm scared of bees and wasps because when they buzz, it sends a chill up my spine, but also cos when I was young a wasp was trying to sting me and my dad tried to shoo it off but it bit him and he got an infection.
Reem, 12, Enfield
I'm scared of spiders and being in a dark room by myself. I'm also totally scared of museums! Well, not the actual museum, but dummies! It's horrible how they look so real, as though they're about to jump out at you!!!
Hannah, 12, Lancaster
I'm not really scared of anything but I know someone who's scared of rhubarb! Weirdo!
Allie, 15, Springfield
I hate injection needles... injections creep me out. I run out of surgery to get away from them!
I really don't like seeing blood and flesh on shows like Casualty and Holby City.
Ana, 12, Great Yeldham
I'm dead scared of ghosts.
I know it's strange but when I'm alone I always hear breathing that isn't mine! I'm starting to think my house is haunted!
Sarah, 10, Armagh
I HATE those freaky dolls and statues, where their eyes look alive. I once saw this statue at a restaurant where it was all white, apart from the eyes which were black, and you could see them moving, and it totally freaked me out.
Kim, 12, Reading
I am really scared of flying. When I went to Canada my sister was teasing me and it wasn't one bit fair!
Sarah, 13, Ards
My worst fear is exams. Whenever I have an exam I start shaking + crying because even the thought of them makes me shiver!
I know this sounds silly but I really don't like Oompa Loompas, you know those little orange men from Charlie and The Chocolate Factory! They just creep me out!
Katie, 14, Walton-on-Thames
This is a weird phobia as I live by the sea but I am scared of jellyfish, even if they are the ones that don't sting you. If I see one or one of my mates have seen one I refuse to go into the sea again that day! I also do a surf club and if there are jellyfish in the sea I won't join in!
Beckie, 11, Cornwall
I just can't stand spiders even when I think of them I start to feel sick and it feels like they're crawling up my back
Chelsea, 12, Essex
My main phobia is of the dentist and I've had it since I was about 7! My phobia was so bad that people pretending to make the noise of the drill reduced me to tears. But I'm receiving hypnotherapy and it's getting better
Anon, 15, England
Spiders, definitely. I'm also still scared of the dark, I thought I'd grow out of it but although I'm not as bad as I was when I was little, I hate being in the house on my own at night, and being outside in the dark unless I'm with loads of friends or my Mum!
Catherine, 15, Wirral
I really don't like porcelain dolls, their pale faces really make me shiver.
Ceri, 14, Monmouth
I get really nervous about touching people's hands and I just can't stand feet
Charlotte, 11, Stevenage
I am totally scared of oranges, whenever I'm shopping with my Mum and she goes past them they make me shiver and go all weird!!!!!
I have an irrational fear of caterpillars. They're just so creepy!! Writing this gives me the shivers already.
Lianne, 13, Canada
I am soooo scared of spiders and the dark. I have a fairly big house and walking through it at night is like walking through a haunted house. I hate spiders because of what they look like, they have too many legs and I hate the way they move.
Jaime, 13, Sebastopol
I'm deathly afraid of sharks, especially Great Whites. We live near a beach and whenever I go swimming I always get scared a shark is going to bite my leg off.
Charzz, 14, Melbourne
I hate spiders, and the skin on stuff like custards and soups. Just thinking about them makes me want to be sick!
Natalie, 14, Leics
I am scared of sharks. Ever since I watched Jaws, I will not go in the beach water. I'm getting better now but am still a little bit scared.
Hollie, 12, Cambs
My phobia is a strange one. I have this fear of talking at school! At home I am fine but talking at school is really scary!
Jennifer, 14, Dundee
I have a serious phobia of something. I'm too scared to say it out loud, but they call my fear "emetophobia", a fear of vomiting.
Emma, 13, Chichester
I hate slugs and snails, oh and worms! Not that they don't do good work for the soil but they are totally disgusting. I don't mind spiders anymore because I went to an animal park with my school and the man said that we were going to hold the most placid spider ever and then at the end he said you've just held one of the most poisonous tarantula's ever! And I've held a Boa Constrictor. So I'm ok with Snakes and Spiders.
Jessica, 12, London
I'm scared of heights. When I went up Blackpool tower I wouldn't dare go near the edge. It just makes me feel sick!
Danielle, 14, Lancs
I am absolutely petrified of snakes they scare me to death because some are poisonous and others are deadly squeezers I just hate them.
Kimberley, 12, Shropshire
My best friend is very ill, she has cancer. I know she's dying, but I just can't come to terms with it. I fear she'll die before I get the chance to give her the goodbye she deserves.
Anon, 13, London
I used to be afraid of sharks but when I got bitten by a Mako shark on vacation I became curious and decided to find out more about them and now they're my fave animals!
Tara, 14, Glasgow
I'm scared that JK Rowling might die before she finish's Harry Potter.
Hannah, 12, Milton Keynes
Daddy Long Legs and how easily they can lose a leg and how they dart about.
Frances, 15, Newton Abbot
I'm scared of tons of things (lol). Not really, but I hate clowns (I always have), spider, any sort of creepy crawlies and recently, I've become scared of flying, but that doesn't help seeing as I'm going to Florida for a fortnight next year! I used to love flying, but after all the accidents and everything that's happened (oh, and after watching Final Destination), it's put me off.
Michelle, 16, Liverpool
I am scared of clowns they are disgusting and look really frightening with their big lips and horrible big boots.
Izzy, 11, Dundee