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Prime synopsis: A swanky garden party turns into a nightmare when giant killer wasps attack in this blood-splattered horror comedy.
Starring Matt O’Leary, Jessica Cook, Clifton Collins Jr. and Lance Henriksen.
Written by Adam Aresty
Directed by Benny Diez
What I liked: Stung is pure creepy-crawly fun from beginning to end. The film is played straight down the middle of LET’S MAKE THEIR SKIN CRAWL Avenue and TONGUE PLANTED FIRMLY IN CHEEK Boulevard. The acting and chemistry from leads O’Leary and Cook are convincing and their chemistry satisfying. The effects are top rate for an independent film and I loved how the wasps took on characteristics of the humans/animals that they infested in Alienesque fashion.
The supporting actors are nothing to spray a can of Raid at either as Lance Henriksen and Clifton Collins, Jr. spend their time onscreen vying for the Best Scenery Chewer Award. Henriksen is always a joy to behold. I don’t know how many years the man has in him but when he dies it will be like losing a national treasure. As for Collins Jr. he pounds out movie after movie and TV show after TV show and continues to remain reliable. Stung is much the richer for having these two in supporting roles.
What I didn’t like: Not very much; my biggest gripe was when O’Leary, Cook, Collins Jr. and Henriksen hide out from the wasps in the basement thereby killing any momentum the film has. It doesn’t last long, thank to Collins Jr.
What did I learn from this movie?: I used to deliver pizza for Domino’s many years ago and I can honestly and accurately say that the wealthy are notoriously bad tippers. I learned that I had no problem watching them get stung by giant mutant wasps with 12 inch stingers. It was actually kind of fun, thank you very much. Stung isn’t going to win any awards; that doesn’t mean it’s not an itchy, creepy and funny good time.