Directed by Benni Diez
A fancy garden party turns into upper class prey when a colony of killer wasps mutates into seven foot tall predators.
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★★★½ review by Sarah Collins on Letterboxd
I actually thought this was pretty good, a bit of a stupid idea that's been done ten times before though but this felt a little different. Killer giant wasps galore!
★★★½ review by Dan Bergstrom on Letterboxd
Fun Dan fact: I am 39 and I have never been stung by a bee or a wasp or anything. Ever. I'm quite proud of that, especially considering I once came home from work to find about 30 wasps in my house. I systematically killed them using my shoe and a copy of Metal Maniacs magazine.
Another random fun fact: I've never drank coffee. Or anything coffee related. I used to work at a grocery store. I've had to fill the coffee dispensers. And when your hands smell like 20 different kinds of coffee beans, you won't ever want to drink it either.
Anyway, on to the movie. Giant mutant wasp type things attack a party at a remote mansion. I don't think there's much to elaborate on here.
The only names I recognized here are Lance Henriksen, who never turns down a paycheck, and a "decade removed from an Emmy nomination" Clifton Collins Jr. They're both fun in supporting roles. The stars here are Matt O'Leary (who gives a pretty decent Robert Downey Jr-type performance) and Jessica Cook, who again proves that it's kinda hot when attractive women swear a bunch.
The movie moves along like it should, with the creatures killing off most people and taking everyone else one by one. The special effects work really well, and thankfully it's not all CGI. The bugs look cool and there is sufficient gore for everyone who loves entrails.
The presentation is definitely a little campy, kinda along the lines of WolfCop. It's not really a horror comedy, but it's not ever so serious, either. As far as moves about mutant insects go, this one is one of the better ones I've seen. My wife doesn't do anything with spiders, but maybe she'd be willing to watch something like this. I thought it was kinda fun.
★★★½ review by maskull on Letterboxd
Giant, killer wasps attack a garden party! Some really good humour, a lot of practical gore and creature effects, some good dialog, Lance Henriksen being Lance Henriksen (in a good way), and two very likable leads that actually had some chemistry and had me cheering for them to survive.
★★★½ review by Dawson Joyce on Letterboxd
October 2017: Flounder’s Halloween Scavenger Hunt
TASK #27: An insect horror film!
A ridiculously entertaining modern B-movie creature feature, Stung is a short, simple, to-the-point horror film featuring a surprisingly likable cast of characters, terrific practical effects, and a script that wisely embraces its schlockiness.
★★★½ review by Joachim Andersson on Letterboxd
Old school monstermovie about a countryside party beset by mutated wasps with a special feature: every time they sting someone a new, larger wasp erupts from the hosts body. Quite gory and acted well by a great cast, this is simple and great fun.
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