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Sting of Death (1966)

College girl Karen visits her dad, a marine biologist, at his island compound in the Florida Everglades. Her partying friends show up, dance to Neil Sedaka tunes, and taunt the doctor's ... See full summary »


William Grefé


William Kerwin (original screenplay) (as Al Dempsey)




Complete credited cast:
Joe Morrison ... Dr. John Hoyt
Valerie Hawkins Valerie Hawkins ... Karen Richardson
John Vella ... Egon
Jack Nagle Jack Nagle ... Dr. Richardson
Sandy Lee Kane Sandy Lee Kane ... Louise, dark redhead
Deanna Lund ... Jessica, Honey Blond
Lois Etelman Lois Etelman ... Donna, light redhead
Blanche Devereaux Blanche Devereaux ... Susan, frosted blond
Doug Hobart Doug Hobart ... Egon as a monster
Judy Lee Judy Lee ... Ruth - sunbather on dock
Robert Stanton Robert Stanton ... Sheriff Bob
Tony Gulliver Tony Gulliver ... First Boy
Ron Pinchbeck Ron Pinchbeck ... Second Boy
John Castle John Castle ... Third Boy
Barbara Paridon Barbara Paridon ... First Girl
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College girl Karen visits her dad, a marine biologist, at his island compound in the Florida Everglades. Her partying friends show up, dance to Neil Sedaka tunes, and taunt the doctor's creepy assistant, Egon. Soon they're victims of a wetsuit-wearing. bipedal jellyfish monster. Jealous of Karen's boyfriend, Egon kidnaps her and carries her to his secret underground lair. Written by Jay Phelps <jaynashvil@aol.com>

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Doug Hobart who plays the Jellyfish Man Monster also plays the part of the dead body in the sheriff's boat. See more »


The bruise on Dr. Richardson's forehead changes size and color throughout the movie. See more »


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23 April 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Sting of Death (1965)

* (out of 4)

A marine biologist and his college daughter have a small party not knowing the dangers that are in the Florida swamps. Soon a half man, half jellyfish creature begins to attack people.

STING OF DEATH comes from director William Grefe and there's no doubt about it. This is a pretty awful movie. In fact, it's really so awful that one wonders why it's not better known because there are some really campy moments here that fans of "bad movies" should really enjoy. As bad as the movie is, if you're a fan of the drive-in flicks from this era then you've probably seen this one and have a soft spot for it.

The biggest issue with the film is that even at just 80 minutes it seems this thing runs three times longer. There are countless bad things in the film but I guess these should be expected when you've got a week to film something and really don't have any major talent anywhere. Grefe at least makes this look like a professional film instead of just some indie flick from Florida (which it was). The monster itself gets the biggest laughs because of its wetsuit, which constantly pulls up to where you can see the human skin.

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21 October 1966 (USA) See more »

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