I think it comes down to the fact that if you left out items among the top ten phobias, there would be no snakes, spiders, or even dogs allowed. Also no cliff views for those with a fear of heights or falling or even finding your way out of a well or small area for those of us with claustrophobia.
I cannot listen to someone with difficulty breathing or when there is a cave in and you are trapped without my beginning to get a panic attack or asthma attack. I would never think for them to eliminate these things because the list would become endless if they had to consider everyone's fears.
On another side, many people like to be scared and the random spider or snake in a game heightens their fear and deepens their experience with the game.
Sorry you are having issues with it, and hope you can find a way around it.