Sting

2024

Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller

71
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 68% · 79 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 65% · 50 ratings
IMDb Rating 5.8/10 10 3576 3.6K

Top cast

Penelope Mitchell as Heather
Robyn Nevin as Gunter
Silvia Colloca as Maria
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841.27 MB
1280*694
English 2.0
R
24 fps
1 hr 31 min
Seeds 100+
1.69 GB
1920*1040
English 5.1
R
24 fps
1 hr 31 min
Seeds 100+
1.53 GB
1920*1040
English 5.1
R
24 fps
1 hr 31 min
Seeds 100+

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by kevin_robbins 6 / 10

Sting is a fun addition to the horror genre, reminiscent of films like 8 Legged Freaks

I watched the new Australian film ?? Sting (2024) in theaters last night. The story revolves around an alien comet crashing to Earth and landing in a nondescript house in New York City during a snowstorm, unleashing a spider that threatens the family and everyone around them.

This picture is written and directed by Kiah Roache-Turner (Wyrmwood 1 & 2) and stars Alyla Browne (True Spirit), Tony Black, Jermaine Fowler (Sorry to Bother You), Silvia Colloca (Van Helsing) and Ryan Corr (Wolf Creek 2).

The movie exceeded my expectations. The special effects are top-notch, featuring impressive CGI, realistic corpses, and blood splatter. The film delivers plenty of creepy scenes along with a well-balanced infusion of comedy. Helga and Frank stand out as fantastic supporting characters, providing consistent laughs throughout. While some of the kills could have been more creative, once the action ramps up inside the house with the spider, it becomes a thrilling and enjoyable ride.

In conclusion, Sting is a fun addition to the horror genre, reminiscent of films like 8 Legged Freaks. I'd give it a solid 6.5-7/10 and strongly recommend it.

Reviewed by jtindahouse 5 / 10

A very choppy tone hurts it a lot

I had a few issues with 'Sting', but one of the biggest ones was that it never settled on a tone. After the first scene I thought to myself, okay they're going full blown horror/comedy - I don't love that but if it commits to it it could work. But then the film started taking itself very seriously for a while. Then it would jump back into light-hearted funny mode again. And this continued throughout the runtime of the film. I never felt like I knew what it was going for and I don't think the film itself did either.

My other main gripe comes in the form of a spoiler, so I can't go into it in too much detail. All I can say is I didn't particularly like how the ending of the film was handled. Had it gone a different, more daring route I feel like a lot of the past indiscretions could have been more easily forgiven.

The film has its good points too. There was a child actor who got a lot of screen time and I didn't find overly annoying. The CGI also looks really good for the most part. It's almost impossible to make an over-sized spider look in any way realistic, but it certainly looked a lot better than they did back in the 'Eight Legged Freaks' days. It is quite a dark film too which probably helps to cover any imperfections up a little.

This film is harmless fun for the most part. But it's less daring than I would've liked it to be and it would've done well to settle on a particular genre blend and commit to that. 5/10.

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