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Skeeter (1993)

R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  6 April 1994 (USA)
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As the result of a corrupt businessman's illegal toxic waste dumping, a small desert town is beset by a deadly swarm of huge bloodthirsty mutant mosquitoes!

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Hamilton
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Clay Crosby
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Filo (as Buck Flower)
Michael D'Agosta ...
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Eric Lawson ...
Frank OConnell
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Another ecological disaster results in mosquitoes growing to the size of bats (very rubbery, non-scary bats). Of course they have to suck a lot of blood. Humans have to find a way to fight back. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for some sci-fi violence and gore, a scene of sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

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When the mosquito emerges from the egg sac that was retrieved from the mine and shot, the shotgun blast destroys the mosquito but the carpeting underneath it is intact. See more »

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A Good Old-Fashioned Big Bug Flick
23 April 2005 | by (Shamokin, PA) – See all my reviews

I'm simply amazed at the low rating of this movie. Sure it's not high fare and has some low-end special effects, but "Skeeter" is a well acted and well paced "Big Bug" flick.

First and foremost we have the sexy Tracy Griffith (see her in First Power) as female lead, that is enough for any one to watch. But then we have some of Hollywoods great character actors Charles Napier, Jay Robinson (what a great voice), William Sanderson (remember him as the psycho sniper in the episode called BLOOD of X-files) and lastly Michael J. Pollard.

Sure, director Clark Brandon isn't a horror director, and directed more episodes of The Facts of Life than he cares to confess. But I feel he does a good job here. He knows how to direct good actors and bring out their best. I know the special effects aren't that special by today's standards. But I think they are great considering the obscene over use of CGI in the genre today.

All in all, SKEETER is a good, well paced and expertly acted Big Bug movie and pays decent homage to the old Big Bug flicks of the 50's. If you have a certain affection for the old Big Bug flicks of the 50's as I do, then check this one out.


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