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  • Writer's pictureStephen Yanni

Sting (2024) - Charlotte's Web of Nightmares

Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5 Stars)

Released 04-12-2024

Watched 04-14-2024

Reviewed 04-16-2024

Watched in the theater Using Cinemark Movie Club

"Why couldn't you have gotten a dog?"

"Sting" spins a web of terror that will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Director Kiah Roache-Turner weaves a chilling tale of a young girl's bond with a mysterious spider that takes a monstrous turn, delivering a creature feature that's perfect for those who love a good scare.

Alyla Browne delivers a standout performance as Charlotte, capturing the essence of a lonely girl finding solace in an unlikely companion. As Sting, the once-charming creature turned flesh-eating monster, the special effects team deserves praise for bringing this horrifying arachnid to life.

The film's setting adds to the atmosphere, with the rundown apartment building becoming a claustrophobic battleground for survival. The tension builds as Charlotte and her family must confront the terrifying reality of their situation, with each scene ratcheting up the suspense.

"Sting" may not boast blockbuster-level production values, but it more than makes up for it with its dedication to delivering thrills and chills. While the dialogue may falter at times and some performances may not reach their full potential, the sheer terror induced by the monstrous spider more than compensates.

For fans of creature features and horror enthusiasts alike, "Sting" is a must-watch, especially as Halloween approaches. It's the kind of film that will have you checking under your bed and jumping at shadows long after the credits roll.

In conclusion, "Sting" may not be the biggest budget or most polished film of the year, but it delivers where it counts: in scares and entertainment value. So if you're looking for a spine-tingling thrill ride that will leave you squirming in your seat, don't miss "Sting."

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