STINGER * Sweden / USA 2005 Dir: Martin Munthe. 97 mins
The USS Newark is finally discovered sixty miles off the coast of California, two months after it disappeared. Dr Carly Ryan is requested to attend, due to being the head of the project that had cargo on board the Newark. Unlucky for her and the team as they discover they are not alone.
A 2005 comedy horror, the effects aren’t quite up to standard and are, at times, laughable. It is pure lunacy that makes this film watchable.
I’m usually not one to dislike indie comedy horrors as they usually have something going for them, even if the effects are shocking. Sadly I can’t say the same about Stinger.
The writing took a great premise but didn’t know what to do with it. Even the characters were the standard stereotypical types for an action film. Not one of them had any depth. I’m not sure if it was the script holding the actors back from putting in some good performances but it didn’t seem to be working for any of them.
There are far better creature comedy horrors out there that contain real laughs.
Review by Poppy Blundell