Benni Diez’s creature feature Stung first left an impression on the genre when he released a concept reel of his killer wasp idea, offering a couple of minutes of a man being chased down by a giant, flying insect. The result was an awesome wink at the creature features of old, officially putting Stung up there with some of the most anticipated movies the genre has to offer. It was years ago when that test footage first swept across the internet, and now we finally have an official trailer for Diez’s long in the works Stung.
The trailer doesn’t shy away from what people want to see—blood, guts, wicked practical effects and giant wasps all make an appearance. We need more movies like this one (not like the stuff Syfy shits out every week), but creature features with heart and an attention to detail that bring us back to the time when nature ran amok.
Mrs. Perch, an elderly, wealthy lady from rural America, is throwing a fancy garden party at her remote country villa. Same procedure as every year – except this time her illegally imported plant fertilizer seeps into the ground. Subsequently, a local species of killer wasps that usually lay their eggs into other insects mutates into 7 ft tall predators. And the celebrating upper class company provides just the right kind of prey. It’s up to Paul and Julia, the two catering staffers, to stop the creatures, fight for their lives, and incidentally getting their stumbling romance in order.
Stung stars Matt O’Leary, Lance Henriksen, Clifton Collins Jr. and Jessica Cook. Stung will play at Tribeca this year, so hopefully a release date will follow shortly.
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