this is my homage to the movie arachnophobia. i watched it before i was traumatized by spiders but haven't been able to sit through it since. john goodman is excellent in the movie and is what i remember most about it.
I love this idea! I went through the same thing with the movie, but I made the mistake of trying to watch it years later because I thought I could still handle it. Definitely couldn't!
I wouldn't worry about the depiction of Goodman's character. You just used the generic traits of the character rather than fully replicating Goodman's portrait, so I think it works perfectly.
The hanging spider in the spray is a great parody of the spider silhouetted by the moon on the movie poster, was that intentional or just coincidence? :D