Sting of Death
|Sting of Death|
|Directed by||William Grefe|
|Produced by||Joseph Fink|
Richard S. Flink
|Cinematography||Julio C. Chávez|
|Distributed by||Image Entertainment|
Something Weird Video
|October 17, 1965|
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A group of college students travel south to Florida on spring break with their friend Karen, whose father, Dr. Richardson, is a marine biologist currently studying jellyfish. The students, Louise, Jessica, Donna, Susan and Karen, stay with a man named Dr. John Hoyt. They insult and ridicule Dr. Richardson's assistant, Egon, who is in love with Karen. Egon creates a murderous jellyfish mutant which begins a killing spree. Egon eventually brings Karen to his secret laboratory in the swamp. Dr. Richardson keeps the monster at bay as he and Karen escape the lab. One of the machines causes the place to explode, destroying 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 negatively received for its poor special effects and bland, unoriginal storyline. 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".
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.
- "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.
- "Sting of Death". VHS Collector. 4 December 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
- "Death Curse of Tartu / Sting of Death (Special Edition)". Amazon. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
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