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What to do about 7-foot-tall wasps?

Harking back to the classic giant-bug films, Benni Diez's tongue-in-cheek horror film profiles wasps. Giant 7-foot-tall wasps. Wasps that have the temerity to show up and ruin a garden party. They make fast — and gross — work of the guests, until only a hardy few are left to take on the super-sized stingers: the caterer, a wisecracking bartender and the booze-swilling mayor (played with droll perfection by Lance Henriksen). It's not as funny, sharp or scary-fun as you'd want it to be, but if you need an old-fashioned, drive-in-caliber experience, this should fulfill the lower-bar expectations.