As if 2020 wasn’t terrifying sufficient, we had homicide hornets to cope with. Chances are you’ll’ve suppressed all recollections of the homicidal Asian big hornets thatfinal yr, however a brand new documentary’s about to ship them buzzing via your mind once more.
Assault of the Homicide Hornets, coming to Discovery Plus on Saturday, Feb. 20, chronicles the hunt to stop a US invasion of the horrifying pest, which measures as much as 2 inches lengthy and likes to decapitate bees for sport (a single hornet can behead 20 bees a minute, and a small group can destroy a hive of 30,000 bees in an hour and a half). A number of stings from the insect will be deadly, and the hornets kill as much as 50 folks a yr in Japan alone.
How do you are taking down an apex-predator with a sting sturdy sufficient to kill a human? That is the central query of the movie from director Michael Paul Stephenson (Best Worst Movie, The American Scream). The film combines slasher and Nineteen Fifties creature-feature tropes because it tracks a group of decided beekeepers, scientists and authorities staff racing to search out and destroy the Asian big hornets earlier than they grow to be a widespread harmful menace.
See a tense unique clip for Assault of the Homicide Hornets under, full with foreboding music that underscores photos of a poor beekeeper who discovers tens of 1000’s of his beloved bees beheaded by “nature’s serial killer.” Then attempt your finest to not have nightmares tonight.
To watch Attack of the Murder Hornets, you’ll need a subscription to Discovery Plus, with plans starting at $4.99 a month. The service is currently offering a free seven-day trial.