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Mansquito (2005)

A scientist and her subject turn into mutant insects.

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Lt. Thomas Randall
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Dr. Jennifer Allen
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Mansquito (as Matthew Jordan)
Patrick Dreikauss ...
Detective Charlie Morrison
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Dr. Aaron Michaels
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Liz
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Arrogant Swat Member
Vladimir Nikolov ...
Barry
Dimiter Spasov ...
Bellion Security Guard #1
Ivan Urukov ...
Bellion Security Guard #2
Cara McDermott ...
Gaffney
Peter Mechkoff ...
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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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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Since only female mosquitoes bite people and drink blood, the creature Ray Eriksson became should not have been feeding on humans. Male mosquitoes feed on plant juices, so maybe the Eriksson creature should have gone around attacking trees. See more »

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Police Lt. Tom Randall: Hey, Mansquito!
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Referenced in Smother (2008) See more »

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Fun if slightly flawed creature feature
25 January 2017 | by (Los Angeles, Ca) – See all my reviews

Attempting to cure a deadly disease, a scientists' efforts to release it are stagnated when an escaped convicts' accidental exposure to the cure results in being mutated into a vicious mosquito/human monster and forces her policeman boyfriend to stop his rampage.

This one here wasn't all that bad of a cheesy creature feature. Among the better parts here is the fact that this is another film that's inspired by the headlines of the times, as the West Nile virus was a very real threat at that time. The opening stages of the film use the threat nicely and integrate it with the rest of the film since the search to find a cure is a common theme found in similar movies, and the current issue being dealt with is a great way of staying in touch with what's going on. It makes it more than just a simple monster-on-the-loose movie and gives this something that holds it up enough while those particular elements are where this one gets going rather nicely. Though held to a minimum, the film does manage to contain some solid creature interactions here with the different attacks on the lonely victims around the city, the big massacre at the underground sewers and a fine encounter at a closed dance club all being rather enjoyable scenes which is all aided along rather nicely by the incredibly high body-count being disposed of in pretty gory ways. There isn't as much blood-splatter as others, but it's certainly graphic enough in its kills. Though these are fun, the film doesn't get really action-packed until the ending attack in the hospital which has so many fun moments with the creature appearing and taking out the guards outside, the multitude of gunfights with the security forces storming in several different groups and then finally going back into the subway brawl last piece here that is quite action-filled, with lots of deaths, blood and even some stalking scene thrown in for a great finish. Along with the fact that the creature is actually nicely designed as well and scores major points for not being a CGI creation, these here are the film's best parts. There are a few flaws here which mainly consists of the implausibility of the story. There's almost nothing here about the change-over into his becoming a mosquito specifically as there's little here to specify whether the insect was needed here. It seems rather odd why that creature became created, and even more troubling here is how the conception of the creature came about as the fact that the mosquito is the creature becomes rather dubious. As well, there's also the fact that there's a distinct cheapness to it all that really stands out here, from the low-rent transformation effects to the CGI for the creatures' final flying stage and the absolutely lame and mediocre gore effects which are simply bland stabbings or impalings for the part all of which bring up the film's rather cheap look. Otherwise, these are all that's wrong with it.

Rated R: Graphic Violence, Language and a clothed sex scene.


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