Sting of Death
|Sting of Death|
|Directed by||William Grefe|
Richard S. Flink
|Cinematography||Julio C. Chávez|
Something Weird Video
|October 17, 1965|
Sting of Death is a 1965 B-horror film directed by William Grefe, written by Al Dempsey and Herschell Gordon Lewis, and starring Joe Morrison, Valerie Hawkins, Doug Hobart,[John Vella (actor)|John Vella]], and Jack Nagle.
A group of college kids travel south to Florida on spring break with their friend Karen, whose father, Dr. Richardson, is a marine biologist currently studying jellyfish. The children, Louise, Jessica, Donna, Susan and Karen, stay with a man named Dr. John Hoyt. The children insult and ridicule Dr. Richardson's assistant, Egon, who is in love with Karen. Egon creates a murderous jellyfish mutant which begins to go on a killing spree. Egon eventually brings Karen to his secret laboratory in the swamp. Dr. Richardson then arrives, keeping the monster at bay as he and Karen escape the lab as one of the machines causes the place to explode, destroying both Egon and his aquatic, bloodthirsty creation.
- Joe Morrison as Dr. John Hoyt
- Valerie Hawkins as Karen Richardson
- John Vella as Egon
- Jack Nagle as Dr. Richardson
- Sandy Lee Kane as Louise
- Deanna Lund as Jessica
- Lois Etelman as Donna
- Blanche Devereaux as Susan
- Doug Hobart as the Jellyfish Man
Release and reception
The film was released in the VHS and DVD formats in 2001 and was distributed by Something Weird Video. The DVD edition of the film was sold as a double feature with another William Grefe film, Death Curse of Tartu.
The film was negatively received for its poor special effects and bland, unoriginal storyline. It currently has a rating of 5.0/10 on IMDb. The Bad Movie Report gave the film a negative rating of 2, much like B-Movie Central which gave it the rating of 2 "bees".
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- "Death Curse of Tartu / Sting of Death (Special Edition)". Amazon. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
- "Sting of Death (1965) - The Bad Movie Report". The Bad Movie Report. 22 November 2009. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
- "Sting of Death - 1965". B-Movie Central. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
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