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15A: Get 'Stung' By Giant Wasp Movie

August 13, 2015 10:39 a.m.

Giant bugs rule the new movie 'Stung."

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ANCHOR INTRO: Giant bugs attack humanity in the new sci-fi horror film, Stung. KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando says this Friday’s screening at the Digital Gym Cinema will be introduced by the entomologist from TheNAT.

Ever since Them! unleashed mutated ants on America, giant bugs have been a favorite creation of horror and sci-fi. And it’s been too long since any have terrorized the screen. But visual effects artist turned director Benni Diez is here to fix that with Stung.

CLIP Attack, screams

Visual effects artists may not make the best directors but they damn well know how to get to the action fast and deliver creatures that are fun to watch. Stung might be light on drama but it keeps you oh-ing, ah-ing and even ew-ing as the wasps attack humans and then emerge from the host bodies as big-ass angry bugs. This one’s lots of fun and on Friday entomologist Dr. Michael Wall will introduce the film and scare you with some real bug horror stories.

Beth Accomando, KPBS News.