I'm trying to track down a horror anthology book from the early 80s. I'm fairly sure it was called something like '50 tales of horror and suspense' and definitely had a cover painting consisting of a human skull with snakes wrapped around it.
The one story I remember, which I believe was the first one, was about a family in, I believe, Mexico, who move into an old house. The young boy explores the upstairs and discovers a large and somewhat threatening spider. Believing the spider is his friend, he continues to visit it, unknowingly endangering himself, until his father discovers the spider and kills it.
Kind of a long shot, I know, but maybe someone will remember this one. Thanks!