Stung (2015) Movie Review

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2015 | Horror, Comedy, Romance
87 minutes /

User Score: 55/100

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Stung Review


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

Stung (2015) is a German/American romance comedy horror movie that will have you laughing throughout the film. Director Benni Diez (Melancholia (2011), Druckbolzen (2003), Kingz (2007)) did an excellent job balancing the humor and seriousness of the movie. I cannot give enough praise to Benni for doing a fantastic job directing his first-time full-length movie. Benni had a small budget and did an excellent job with it. He paid attention to detail throughout the entire film. Stung contains horror comedy with impressive special effects that will gross you out, gore, lots of kills, and violence.

Julia (Jessica Cook - Awkward. (2011), Undateable (2014), Perception (2012)) and her co-worker Paul (Matt O’Leary) are catering a backyard party. Julia and Paul (Matt O’Leary - Brick (2005), Frailty (2001), Live Free or Die Hard (2007), Time Lapse (2014)) are hoping to impress their wealthy clientele. Julia is the new owner of her father’s company and always worries because she does not want anything to go wrong. She was about to get her hands full of disaster catering the annual party honoring Mrs. Perch’s husband who passed away. Everyone was having fun, and everything was going smoothly until the killer wasps crashed the party. It was gross and terrifying to see the wasp laying larvae into humans. The wasp is a result from Mrs. Perch’s husband Sydney experimenting with chemicals, fertilizers, and pesticides. It was funny and weird to see the gigantic wasp creature attacking the party. I think the movie could have done better without the humongous wasp - the not so little killer wasp was doing a good job, so momma/papa wasp did not need to show up. Julia, Paul and a few guests seek shelter in the party’s mansion. As they think they are safe, the wasp found a way in and now they are fending for their lives once again.

The movie was a great watch and is something that I will watch again with friends and guest. Horror fans should watch this movie with an open mind because it is very predictable, but the comedy makes up for it. The actors all did an okay job with their performances, but I felt it could have been better. I love how real the romance between Julia and Paul felt - they gave the best performance out of everyone. The special effects was spectacular, and so was the sound. Stung is a great comedy that you should not miss.

About Stung 2015

Title: Stung
Year: 2015
Runtime: 87 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Comedy, Romance
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.75/5 stars from 20 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 20
Starring: Lance Henriksen, Clifton Collins Jr., Matt O'Leary, Jessica Cook, Daniele Rizzo, Florentine Lahme, David Masterson, Kathleen Renish, Cecilia Pillado, Tony de Maeyer, Eve Slatner, Benedikt Bothe, Benni Diez, Tommy Kreiselmaier
Writers: Adam Aresty
Director: Benni Diez