I don't get the Jaws comparisons at all, this is closer to forgettable horror films from the 00’s like Open Water or Turistas than a Spielberg blockbuster. The story is corny as hell and the “minimalist” style ends up feeling underwhelming and not even the collection of gimmicks can salvage it.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
At times this was even better that the Blair Witch Project, the acting is much better (maybe the best I have seen in a found-footage movie) and it understands the importance of suggesting rather than showing, in fact, the pacing doesn’t rely on scares but on constructing the mystery instead. The backstory is also more elaborate and believable, but the final twist is really bad, the idea of changing from first person to third person at the end to reveal something could be an effective technique, but the twist is so ridiculous that it lessens the whole film.
I love how you can clearly see that she's wearing a shitty "wasp" costume, it adds a whole new level of unintentional depth into the movie: what if she never really transforms into a wasp, what if she's just a serial killer that puts on a costume because she's a bipolar sociopath or something?
Corman might be a genius after all.
Stanley Kubrick covered various and different genres through all his career, from film-noirs like The Killing and Killer’s Kiss, to big epic spectacles like the historical Spartacus and the futuristic 2001 and A Clockwork Orange, and also covering the horror and psychological thriller genres, among others. Although I’d say that one of his bigger inputs was in War Films, going back to this genre multiple times, firstly with the amateur Fear and Desire, then with Paths of Glory and ultimately,…