As an archniphobe, I can tell you that wolf spiders, not considered to be dangerous, can actually kill you deader that Friday's fish by causing a heart attack. They are ugly as anything alien, faster that greased lightning, and not much given to getting away from you.
We have Brown recluse (fiddle backs) and black widows here and neither one scare me as bad as wolf spiders.
And God help me, I actually have two spider friends. Boris (bigger, black and light gray) and Bella (smaller, rusty brown with tan markings) are tarantulas that live in my yard between the garage and the work shop. They are friendly, slow, not aggressive and they eat other spiders and assorted other bugs-types of wild life. And they are really fun to watch.