The party is going boringly well the weird collection of guests are getting sloshed the digging of a curious poodle suddenly leads to a plague of large mutated wasps attacking and taking over everyone our bland heroes along with some survivors escape to the rundown mansion will they survive?
"Stung" from first time director Benni Diez and writer Adam Aresty has some pluses but bland comedy moments,problematic plotting and pre vis looking CGI monsters bring down the film. When "Stung" opens our lead Paul is a loveable letch who has the hots for his employer but she's driven,work focused and not interested in her employees advances.
But as the film goes on he has to step up to the plate to rescue his damsel in distress this cliched genre trait is flipped when Julia (Jessica Cook) goes all "Ellen Ripley" on the creatures to find her man and by the closing scene are all over each other like a bunch of teenagers in a scout hall disco.
The practical special creature effects sequences hark back to John Carpenter's "The Thing" have pace in them but all the energy is sapped when the characters sit around in a cellar either relating the recent horrors to Korean War experiences,getting drunk on expensive wine or spouting the kind of vomit inducing dialouge you'd hear in a indie romcom.
Not even the presence of Lance Henriksen as the surly up for re-election Mayor Caruthers with bowel problems and a humpbacked Clifton Collins Jr as Sydney who likes beer along with gentically mutating wasps both men even in bad films like "Piranha 2: The Spawning" and "Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day" can deliver memorable performances sadly they aren't given much to do & are deeply missed when not on-screen.
This Entertainment One release contains trailers, a pointless blooper real that even Dennis Nordon wouldn't use in a episode of "Its alright on the night" a featurette and a collection of cast/crew interviews that are already used in the 20min making of. I love bug features with "Arachnophobia" being a genre high point but sadly "Stung" is more in the vein of "The Swarm"