Jermaine Fowler Needed Medical Attention on Set of Spider Thriller ‘Sting’

Jermaine Fowler in Sting Movie (Credit: Well Go USA Entertainment)

For Jermaine Fowler, filming the new horror thriller Sting was a real pain.

The actor plays Frank, an exterminator who responds to a call at a Brooklyn apartment complex that has a scary spider problem.

In real life, Fowler (Ricky Stanicky and The Blackening) tore a rotator cuff while working out before filming began, leading to agony when it was time for the cameras to roll.

“During production I had to carry this heavy tank around for the character Frank to gas and exterminate all of the pests, Fowler told Urban Hollywood 411. “The longer I carried it, the more numb that my arm would get, and eventually I had to let production know that it was getting tough.”

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The situation got so bad, that Fowler needed medical attention on set.

“They had a medic come through on every take, rub my shoulder, and make sure that I was getting circulation back, so that was the toughest part,” Fowler explained.

In the film, a little spider ends up causing huge problems for Frank and everyone around him.

At first, the insect seems harmless and is adopted by a 12-year-old girl named Charlotte (played by Alyla Browne). But Charlotte’s pet quickly grows into a giant blood-sucking monster.

“Spiders only know two things — eat and kill,” Frank warns in the trailer.

To bring the killer spider to life, New Zealand’s Oscar-winning Weta Workshop produced a 3D printed creature for the production.

“It looked really, really good. This spider on set, it was freaky. They did a great job,” Fowler said.

Sting was written and directed by Australian filmmaker Kiah Roache-Turner.

The movie comes from Well Go USA Entertainment and was filmed in Australia.

The cast includes Ryan Corr, Penelope Mitchell, Robyn Nevin, Noni Hazelhurst, Silvia Colloca, and Danny Kim.

Sting is now playing in theaters across the U.S. Watch the trailer below.