Frightfest London preview: Stung Matthew Hammond August 3, 2015 Film4 Frightfest, London, London Previews 1799 Horror has given us many locus of fear over the decades: pandemics that turn people into shuffling cannibalistic nightmares, serial killers with a relentless thirst for violence, creatures from other worldâ€™s intent on enslaving and eviscerating. However, one point of fear that has become less present in recent years is that of the insect. Indeed, there was a time in the 1950s where putting creepy crawlies the size of Godzilla were drive-in gold. Yet, with the fear of nuclear charged bugs levelling cities being eradicated as Cold War tension defused (and common sense prevailed), insect based scares have been something of a rare treat. However, at this yearâ€™s festival, the schlocky joys of outlandish mutant insects are back in Stung, a creature feature laden that promises tongue in cheek humour and twisted spectacle in abundance. Caterers Paul and Julia are hired to tend to a fancy garden party, hoping the whims of their wealthy host will be their biggest headache. Little do they know something strange has happened to a local species of wasp. Infected by an illegally imported fertilizer, they have mutated into a ferocious swarmâ€¦one that aims to plant their eggs inside any human that gets in their way. The resultsâ€¦are not pretty, and will leave Paul and Julia fighting to survive the night from an insectoid hybrid nightmare. Stung promises to be a throwback to classic creature features of the past, but one laced with venomous humour and charming wit, anchored by an impressively assembled cast, that will leave youâ€¦ahemâ€¦buzzing (Iâ€™ll show myself out) with infectious fun! Stung screens at Frightfest on opening night – Thursday, August 27.