Horror Review: Stung (2015)


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A fancy garden party turns into upper class prey when a colony of killer wasps mutates into seven foot tall predators.

Director: Benni Diez
Writer: Adam Aresty
Stars: Clifton Collins Jr., Jessica Cook, Tony de Maeyer
Release Date: 3 July 2015 (USA)
Budget: $2,500,000 (estimated)
Runtime: 87 min

Benni Diez’s first feature length film is the fun little romp Stung, a throwback to fun films about giant mutant insects. Films such as this bring me back to days of old where creature features were all the rage and the sillier the film, the better it was.

The main aspect of Stung that succeeds is the relationships in the film and how the lead characters share a camaraderie not seen too much in low budget cinema. You feel for both the male and female leads as well as the a few oddball characters that grow on you from earlier on in the film.

Stung does the little things right and creates a fun atmosphere with an incredibly threatening cast of villains in the seven foot killer wasps. While not perfect, Stung engages the viewer and makes for a fun ride.

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