Ginger Nuts of Horror
Not to be confused with The Final Girls, Tyler Shields horror thriller aims for a high concept film with themes about loss, nurture verses nature and the power and disassociation of the privileged classes, actually who am I kidding, any attempt to give this low budget horror thriller any semblance of depth or subtext is lost in a sea of bad acting and bad film making....
Stung is a comically bloody gem of a film by director Benni Diez and writer Adam Aresty. It is their debut feature film but to watch it you wouldn’t think so. The plot is straight forward overall but the writing shines in its handling of sarcastic dialogue and juxtaposing the bloody and disgusting with the humorous.
In the opening credits we see an excellent little intro with a bee flying around suddenly being ambushed by a very large wasp, tackling it to the ground and stabbing it with its stinger and injecting something into it. From there we are treated to a vivid internal tale of some mutant wasp rapidly growing inside the bee and eventually bursting forth, eradicating the bee’s body in the process. From here our story begins.