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Dundead Opening Film: Sting (UK Premiere)

Duration: 1h31mm
Dates: Thu 16 May 2024 20:00

Part of Dundead Horror Film Festival 2024. More information on Festival Passes can be found below. 

We're opening this year's festival with the UK premiere of spider-horror Sting.

Stranger Things meets Eight-Legged Freaks in this funny and likably old-school creature feature from Australian director Kiah Roache-Turner (director of 2014 cult favourite Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead). 

Charlotte (Alyla Browne) is a precocious 12-year-old who lives with her mother, her mother’s boyfriend, her baby brother … and her pet spider, Sting. But Sting has a voracious appetite and seems to be growing at an alarming rate. 

There’s a Spielbergian quality to Charlotte and Sting’s relationship, along with winky references throughout to the likes of Alien and Predator. And with Sting being brought to life by the legendary Weta Workshop, there's also a great mix of CGI and practical effects on display. 

Roache-Turner keeps things nicely straightforward, eschewing grand themes for the enticing promise of a monster spider running amok in a Brooklyn apartment building – if you thought John McClane was the last word on air vents, think again, and the Home Alone-style finale is good, silly fun. 

Festival Passes

What's included

Pass TypePriceDCA Members18-25 MembersIncludes
Full Pass£102£96£75Tickets for all 12 screenings, a festival t-shirt and a print
Half Pass£54£51£37.50Tickets for six films of your choice from the programme and a festival t-shirt
  • Save £1 on a Dundead Film Quiz ticket when you book it at the same time as your pass with code DUNDEADPASS.

How to book

  • Log into / create your DCA account.
  • Add all the films your want to see to your basket (pick 12 for a Full Pass, including the Dundead Opening Film, and six for a Half Pass).
  • The appropriate Pass discount will be added automatically at checkout once the correct number of films have been added.
  • To book more than one pass, you can do these as separate transactions online or contact our Box Office on 01382 432444.
  • If you would like a ticket for the Dundead Film Quiz add it to your basket at this stage, use code DUNDEADPASS to receive your £1 Pass discount.
  • If you have any questions about booking your pass our friendly Box Office team are happy to help. Give them a call on 01382 432444 or pop in.
  • We'll be in touch via email to ask you what t-shirt size you'd like and let you know when you can collect your Dundead merch.

Dundead 2024 Listings

Download our printable listings for Dundead 2024 to find out more about the films we're showing.
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