5 Creepy Crawler Horror Films to Watch After Sting
In the new horror flick Sting, in theaters April 12, Charlotte (played by Alyla Browne) discovers a tiny spider with the intention of having a secret pet. Unbeknownst to her, the spider, she calls Sting, is a supernatural being that is extremely intelligent and rapidly grows. Once Sting gets loose and reaches her full size, the flesh-eating monster begins to pick off victims one by one in the Kiah Roache-Turner written and directed film. Penelope Mitchell, Ryan Corr, Noni Hazlehurst, Robyn Nevin, Silvia Colloca, Danny Kim, and Jermaine Fowler make up the ensemble cast.

Sting isn’t the first of its kind. The horror genre has many other films that feature insects mutating and attacking humans. After you watch Sting in theaters, here are 5 creepy crawler horror films to check out.

Itsy Bitsy (2019)

Who’s in it: Bruce Davison, Elizabeth Roberts, Denise Crosby, Arman Darbo, Chloe Perrin, Treva Etienne, Matty Cardarople, Eileen Dietz, Spencer Watson

Synopsis: “Based on the centuries old poem, a family moves into a secluded mansion where they soon find themselves being targeted by an entity taking the form of a giant spider.”

Where to watch: Freevee, Peacock, Pluto TV, The Roku Channel, Tubi

Mimic (1997)

Who’s in it: Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Alexander Goodwin, Giancarlo Giannini, Charles S. Dutton, Josh Brolin, Alix Koromzay, F. Murray Abraham

Synopsis: “Three years ago, entomologist Dr. Susan Tyler genetically created an insect to kill cockroaches carrying a virulent disease. Now, the insects are out to destroy their only predator, mankind.”

Where to watch: MGM+, Paramount+, Pluto TV, Prime Video

The Nest (1987)

Who’s in it: Robert Lansing, Lisa Langlois, Franc Luz, Terri Treas, Stephen Davies, Diana Bellamy, Jack Collins, Nancy Morgan

Synopsis: “Horrifying shocker as a biological experiment goes haywire when meat-eating mutant roaches invade an island community, terrorizing a peaceful New England fishing village and hideously butchering its citizens.”

Where to watch: The CW, Plex, Tubi

Spiders (2013)

Who’s in it: William Hope, Shelly Varod, Sydney Sweeney, Patrick Muldoon, Jesse Steele, Christa Campbell, Christian Contreras

Synopsis: “After a Soviet space station crashes into a New York City subway tunnel, a species of venomous spiders is discovered, and soon they mutate to gigantic proportions and wreak havoc on the city.”

Where to watch: Crackle, Freevee, Prime Video

Ticks (1993)      

Who’s in it: Rosalind Allen, Ami Dolenz, Seth Green, Virginya Keehne, Alfonso Ribeiro, Ray Oriel, Peter Scolari, Dina Dayrit, Michael Medeiros

Synopsis: “A group of troubled teenagers are led by social workers on a California wilderness retreat, not knowing that the woods they are camping in have become infested by mutated, blood-sucking ticks.”

Where to watch: Freevee, Pluto TV, Prime Video, The Roku Channel, Tubi


Amber Dover is a multimedia journalist with over a decade writing about pop culture. Cat mom with a deep love of horror, you can follow Amber at @Glambergirlblog on Instagram and X.

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