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Mosquito (1995)

R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  20 May 1995 (USA)
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An alien starship dumps a space-trash in a swamp in a U.S. National Park. Some mosquitoes begin to feed from the alien's corpses, causing them to grow to the size of a vulture. These mutant... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Earl the Bankrobber
Ron Asheton ...
Hendricks the Park Ranger
Steve Dixon ...
Parks USAF Meteor Chaser
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Megan the new Park Ranger
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Ray, Megan's Boyfriend
Mike Hard ...
Junior, Earl's Brother
Kenny Mugwump ...
Rex, Earl's Cousin
Josh Becker ...
Camper Steve
Margaret Gomoll ...
Camper Mary
John Reneaud ...
Ranger Tony
Joel Hale ...
Fisherman Jack
Guy Sanville ...
Chief F.B. Marrow
Patrick Butler ...
Willis Cabins Motel Proprietor
Patricia Kay Jones ...
Ma Jones
Howard Brusseau Jr. ...
Pa Jones
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An alien starship dumps a space-trash in a swamp in a U.S. National Park. Some mosquitoes begin to feed from the alien's corpses, causing them to grow to the size of a vulture. These mutant insects became very aggressive, killing every human being they find. Will the few survivors fight successfully against this nightmare...? Written by Luis Carvacho <lcarvach@lascar.puc.cl>

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Blood never tasted better (theatrical poster) See more »

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

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20 May 1995 (USA)  »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Director Gary Jones had planned a sequel for 1998, but do to the negative criticism, the film was scrapped. Gary Jones now claims to be writing a screenplay for his "long lost" sequel. See more »

Goofs

Mosquitos don't lay their eggs on dry surfaces as depicted in the movie. They lay their eggs in murky, watery places, such as swamps. See more »

Quotes

Hendricks the Park Ranger: Hey Doc, that's science fiction bullshit!
Parks USAF Meteor Chaser: No, Hendricks. You... are living... in science fact!
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In the end credits, it has "The Grey Beast" provided by Oberon Films and underneath, it has Grey Beast Whereabouts as Unknown. See more »

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Stinger Up Yours
by Ron Asheton
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L.J. Steele: drums
Pete Bankert: bass
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"Haven't held one of these babies in 20 years!"

Jippie, the first movie I comment!

Anyways, this was one baaaaaad bad movie, in fact it was so hilariously bad it just cracked me up and I thought it was good! Okay the beginning is pretty slow. This had some poor acting too but what can you expect? I actually rented this movie because it stood in the news section, it had just been released on DVD, don't know what the crap it was doing in the news section. The first 30 minutes I regretted renting it but after a while it became very entertaining to watch in all of it's marvelous crappyness.

So what we got here is basically mutated mosquito's that sucked the blood of an alien that crashed into their swamp. These bastards are huge and they suck humans dry, even makes their eyes pop out! So we got this small gang of people, running, hiding, and fighting these things. A plus on this movie is that one of them is none other than good old Gunnar Hansen, better known as "Leatherface" from 1974's "Texas chainsaw massacre". He even makes a very goofy, incredibly bold reference to his old days as leatherface by grabbing a really huge chainsaw to fight mosquito's with, saying "I haven't held one of these babies in 20 years!" The mosquito's though are a bit of a gag, looks kind of plastic, though they could have been worse... I guess they are acceptable. Anytime the camera follows a mosquito if we look closely, we can see the wire it's hanging from, though this happens a lot in movies, even in some quality ones so we can't hold a grudge against this movie for that old mistake. Though when several mosquito's are seen chasing after the gang the effects are so poor, it's like 8 frames per second, tops, looks more like paper cut outs, flying across the screen, though more like lagging across the screen.

Also one thing in a scene that really astonished me. The main character couple stumbles upon a small boat that moves around. If I remember correctly you could hear mosquito buzzing from inside of it. So they lift it and it turns out to be a local park ranger instead. (WTF?)

One scene that had me cracking up was when the group hides underground and the black guy (my favorite character except for Gunnar) mentions he was in nam, to which Gunnar responds him too. Then the young guy hasn't really got anything so he just says "Yeah well I was in the boy-scouts!" To this comments everyone actually starts laughing in the movie! It's completely unsuiting, but it was actually kind of fun, one of the funniest things in this movie actually. I don't know, maybe I was exaggerating a bit, rating this a 7, but it's just because it's so damn funny to me! It's worth a look if you enjoy watching B-flicks.


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