Arachnophobia-Inducing Sci-Fi Horror ‘Sting’ Crawling Your Way

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January 30, 2024

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email:

Let me set the scene for you. Imagine a cold, rain-battered New York City, where secrets lurk in the shadows, and a mysterious object hurtles from the sky. Crashing through a grimy windowpane, it hatches, revealing not a cute alien baby but, in reality, it is a monstrous spider with an insatiable hunger. This is the chilling premise of Sting, an upcoming film that blends sci-fi thrills with horror.

The Story:

Enter Charlotte, a 12-year-old rebel armed with imagination and a deep love for comic books. Lost in the world of her own co-created superhero “Fang Girl,” she struggles to connect with her distracted family. In the midst of the chaos, the strange spider from the egg, affectionately named Sting, becomes her secret companion. But as Charlotte’s fascination grows, so does Sting, transforming from a cute, tiny curiosity into a terrifying, terror-inducing, bloodthirsty monster.

The synopsis paints a gripping picture of escalating horror. Vanishing pets, missing neighbors, and the creeping realization that a monstrous arachnid stalks the building. Trapped within, Charlotte, the girl who once escaped into comic books, finds herself thrust into a real-life nightmare.

But within this frightening scenario lies a spark of hope. Charlotte is the only one who understands Sting and might hold the key to stopping it. Is she destined to become the superhero she once fantasized about, the real-life “Fang Girl” who saves the day?

 Ryan Corr (House of the Dragon, The Water Diviner), Alyla Browne (Three Thousand Years of Longing, Nine Perfect Strangers, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga), Penelope Mitchell (Hellboy), Robyn Nevin (Relic, “Wolf Like Me“), Noni Hazlehurst (The End), and Jermaine Fowler (The Blackening) star in the film writer/director Kiah Roache-Turner.

The SFX:

The incredible practical effects are from the 5-time Academy Award® Winner Weta Workshop, led by Creative Director Richard Taylor (Blade Runner 2049, King Kong, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy).

An Arachnophobia-inducing Experience:

Directed by Kiah Roache Turner and promising an arachnophobia-inducing experience, Sting arrives in select theaters on April 12th, 2024. It holds the potential to be more than just a monster movie. It’s a story about family, isolation, and the unexpected courage that emerges when faced with unimaginable threats. Check out the first images below, but here’s a warning: if you’re scared of spiders, this may be too much for you to handle. The trailer should arrive soon.

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