Language barrier, hell. I've seen Bergman's classic, a few times. Not bad, but I'll take Clint and Clyde over art house Death any day.
I tried to stick with the supernatural, while avoiding the inclusion of zombies (unless they were supernaturally inspired), slashers (with two obvious exceptions, as you'll see), animals run amok, or anything with a hint of science fiction to it.
Ultimately, the film sets down on the side of morality as it depicts the futility of recklessly attempting to regain one's youth by pursuing a superficial sexual fantasy.
Anyone who claims they've seen spiders chased away by the presence of a mere hedge apple (or twenty) is either pulling your leg or basing their opinion on wishful thinking instead of observation.
Maybe this movie would have felt more profound if I'd seen it 25 years ago, but it didn't tell me anything that I haven't already figured out at this point in my life.
Peaked at #62 on Billboard's Hot 100, October 2nd, 1982.