Mar 26, 2024

Intergalactic Spider Invades Brooklyn

The Regal Cinema chain has increased their Mystery Movie Monday screenings from once a month to once a week.  I haven't been to one in a while, but I made sure not to miss it last night after they announced that the March 25th screening would be a horror film.

The movie that we saw is called Sting, and it's like watching Arachnophobia on crack.  The story is set in a small apartment building in New York City.  A small meteor carrying a spider crashes through the window of the apartment that is occupied by the owner of the building.  Her 12 year old daughter discovers the spider and raises it as her pet... but things go horribly wrong.

The meteor crash happens in the first few seconds of the movie, so I'm not spoiling anything here.  I don't want to say anything else about the plot, especially since it's still a few weeks before the film's official release date, but I will say that it's a hell of an entertaining horror flick.  Alyla Browne is especially impressive and delivers a realistic performance of an angsty 12 year old, and practically every scene from Jermaine Fowler is a laugh out loud moment.  If you like horror and suspense flicks and you're not overly squeamish about bugs, don't miss this movie.