WATCH: The Mad Minds Behind STING, In Cinemas Now 🕷️

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Arachnophobes beware – your biggest fear just got bigger as creature feature horror flick STING has crawled into Irish cinemas!

Directed by Kiah Roache-Turner and starring House Of The Dragon’s Ryan Corr and Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga’s Alyla Browne, STING takes audiences’ arachnophobia to horrifying life with hyper-realistic practical effects created by Richard Taylor’s five-time Academy Award Winner Wētā Workshop studio.

Wētā are world-renowned for their acclaimed visual effect work on The Lord of The Rings trilogy and The Hobbit, as well as The Hunger Games sagas, Wonder Woman, Avatar, and many others.

STING tells the story of a stormy night in New York City, when a mysterious egg falls from the sky and smashes through the window of a rundown apartment building. From it a strange little spider emerges and is discovered by Charlotte, a rebellious, lonely 12-year-old girl obsessed with comic books. She names it Sting.

As Charlotte’s fascination increases, so does Sting’s insatiable appetite. Growing at a monstrous rate, neighbours and their pets start to go missing. Soon, Charlotte’s family realise they have become the prey of a ravenous supersized arachnid with a taste for human flesh… and Charlotte is the only one who knows how to stop it.

STING is written and directed by WYRMWOOD creator Kiah Roache-Turner, and produced by Jamie Hilton and Michael Pontin via See Pictures, together with Pictures in Paradise’s Chris Brown.

Alongside Corr and Browne, STING also stars Penelope Mitchell (Hellboy), Robyn Nevin (Relic, Wolf Like Me), Noni Hazlehurst (The End) and Jermaine Fowler (The Blackening).