‘Sting’ Wraps Production, Drops Disturbing First-Look Image

by Thomas Tuna

There’s just something about spiders…

Sting–a new horror pic that indulges in the almost-universal fear of spiders–has wrapped production in Sydney, Australia, and has unveiled a first-look image of one of its eight-legged terrors. Check out the photo–courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter–on this page.

The film–which utilizes special puppet effects from Weta Workshop (King Kong, The Lord of the Rings)–comes from writer/director Kaih Roache-Turner. Cornerstone is handling worldwide sales and distribution.

Starring Ryan Corr, Alyla Browne, Penelope Mitchell, Robyn Nevin, Noni Hazelhurst and Jermaine Fowler, the feature follows Charlotte, a 12-year-old who is obsessed with comic books and who discovers “a strange little spider after it falls from the sky–encased in an egg,” according to the synopsis.

Despite her stepfather’s best efforts to connect with her, Charlotte “feels isolated, and bonds with the spider, keeping it as a pet and naming it Sting.”

But the spider grows larger and “its appetite for blood becomes insatiable. Neighbors’ pets go missing, and when her family becomes trapped by Sting, Charlotte is the only one who knows how to stop it.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on Sting.


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