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Mansquito (2005)

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A scientist and her subject turn into mutant insects.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Thomas Randall
Dr. Jennifer Allen
Mansquito (as Matthew Jordan)
Patrick Dreikauss ...
Detective Charlie Morrison
Dr. Aaron Michaels
Ivo Tonchev ...
Arrogant Swat Member
Vladimir Nikolov ...
Dimiter Spasov ...
Bellion Security Guard #1
Ivan Urukov ...
Bellion Security Guard #2
Cara McDermott ...
Peter Mechkoff ...
Cop #1
Jonas Talkington ...
SWAT Leader
Gvenga Akunkova ...
Uniform Cop #1
Uniform Cop #2


Police lieutenant detective Thomas 'Thom' Randall's steady girl-friend, Dr. Jennifer 'Jen' Allen, is Dr. Aaron Michaels's main assistant on his pharmaceutical firm Bellion's research program to cure the highly contagious, fatal infection Guinin. A convicted murderer, whom Thom arrested, is one of their special drug test subjects, but escapes. The convict and Jen are affected by radioactively altered DNA from an experimental reactor used on mosquitoes which transfer quinine. The convict soon mutates into a mosquito-like monster, which sucks its victims dry. By the time Thom and his junior murder brigade partner Charlie Morrison figure out what happens, Jen starts mutating herself. Written by KGF Vissers

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Rated R for horror violence/gore | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 March 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mosquito Man  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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The wings that the creature sprouted were far too small to lift it off the ground. See more »


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Fresh, clever and original? No. But very, very entertaining!
28 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

A convict is scheduled to be used in tests involving the west Nile virus, but escapes and is bitten by a mutant mosquito, transforming him into a hideous insectile humanoid. It's up to cops to track him down as he makes his way through a city, sucking his victims dry. This is one of those "Made for Sci-fi channel" films, which, lets face it, more often than not turn out to be stinking cesspools (See Dinocroc, King Snake, Boa vs. Python, etc.) or, putting it more kindly, on the "lower end of the horror spectrum". However, "Mansquito" actually manages to transcend most of the other films sci-fi produces. It's got decent enough acting, plenty of nasty gore scenes, cool creature effects, but lots of problems too. To start, the plot is carp. I'll admit that. It's got lots of 1-D characters whose sole purpose is to be killed off in horrible gruesome ways by the monster. The science behind the creature is non-existent. It's also very, very predictable. Director Tibor Takács—who was responsible for 1987's effects-laden cult hit, "The Gate", and the really cool "I, Madman"—has since done some not-so-great low-budget horror films like Killer Rats (2003), but he redeems himself somewhat with "Mansquito". He gives the film a fun feel and never lets the pace drop. He also gives us just what we paid for—gore and a slimy, ugly monster. At first the gore is rather tame, but it really picks up towards the end, check out the "SWAT team dismemberment" for some real nasty stuff! As I said before, the creature effects are really cool. The effects are handled by Tony Garner, who also worked on "Seed of Chucky". Thankfully the monster isn't CG most of the time, just a good old man-in-a-suit (Except for shots of the creature running or flying, in which the makers implored so truly awful CG).

If you're looking for a fresh, original sci-fi film, look elsewhere, 'cause "Mansquito" is anything but that. However, it IS a fun, gory monster movie for a boring, rainy Saturday afternoon.


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