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Sting | Kiah Roache-Turner on Arachnophobia and Practical Horror

Director-writer Kiah Roache-Turner moved from zombie horror films to arachnophobia horror in Sting.

The film pulls no punches for a family fighting for survival from an ever-growing blood-thirsty eight-legged fiend.

Here is the official synopsis:

One cold, stormy night in New York City, a mysterious object falls from the sky and smashes through the window of a rundown apartment building. It is an egg, and from this egg emerges a strange little spider…..

The creature is discovered by Charlotte, a rebellious 12-year-old girl obsessed with comic books. Despite her stepfather Ethan’s best efforts to connect with her through their comic book co-creation Fang Girl, Charlotte feels isolated. Her mother and Ethan are distracted by their new baby and are struggling to cope, leaving Charlotte to bond with the spider. Keeping it as a secret pet, she names it Sting.

As Charlotte’s fascination with Sting increases, so does its size. Growing at a monstrous rate, Sting’s appetite for blood becomes insatiable. Neighbor’s pets start to go missing, and then the neighbors themselves. Soon Charlotte’s family and the eccentric characters of the building realize that they are all trapped, hunted by a ravenous supersized arachnid with a taste for human flesh…and Charlotte is the only one who knows how to stop it.

The film stars Ryan Corr, Alyla Browne, Penelope Mitchell, Robyn Nevin, Noni Hazelhurst, Silvia Colloca, and Danny Kim.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta chatted with director and writer Kiah Roache-Turner on the origination, WETA’s involvement, horror in confined spaces, and his personal fear of spiders.

Kiah Roache-Turner started his career directing and writing music videos. Over 50 million people have watched his short films, Daemonrunner and Chronicles of the Dead. In 2015, he made his feature film directorial debut with Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead. His sophomore film, Nekrotronic, starring Monica Belluci,, premiered at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival. Also, he made the zombie horror sequel Wyrmwood: Apocalypse that premiered at the Sitges International Film Festival and Sydney Film Festival.

Sting premieres in theaters on April 12, 2024.

Watch the exclusive interview with Kiah Roache-Turner below. Let us know what you think of the interview.

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Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Well Go USA Entertainment

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