MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,986 this week

Mansquito (2005)

TV Movie  -   -  Sci-Fi | Horror  -  5 March 2005 (USA)
3.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.3/10 from 1,385 users  
Reviews: 37 user | 27 critic

A scientist and her subject turn into mutant insects.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story), 2 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 174 titles
created 28 Aug 2011
 
a list of 405 titles
created 21 Dec 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 17 Jul 2012
 
a list of 50 titles
created 1 month ago
 
a list of 21 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Mansquito" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Mansquito (TV Movie 2005)

Mansquito (TV Movie 2005) on IMDb 3.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Mansquito.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sharktopus (TV Movie 2010)
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

A half-shark, half-octopus creature created for the military, creates a whole lot of terror in Mexico while a scientist who helped created it tries to capture/kill it.

Director: Declan O'Brien
Stars: Eric Roberts, Kerem Bursin, Sara Malakul Lane
Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Thirty years ago, Ray Reiter witnessed the brutal death of his parents at sea by a strange, octopus-like creature. Now determined to exact revenge, he joins archaeologist Nicole on a ... See full summary »

Director: Tibor Takács
Stars: Charlie O'Connell, Victoria Pratt, Kristi Angus
Komodo vs. Cobra (TV Movie 2005)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

It's terror times two when scientists accidentally create man-eating monsters that jeopardize the entire planet!

Director: Jim Wynorski
Stars: Michael Paré, Michelle Borth, Ryan McTavish
Mothman (TV Movie 2010)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

A group of friends band together to hide the truth about a mutual friend's tragic death. They soon discover that an evil entity is in pursuit of them.

Director: Sheldon Wilson
Stars: Jewel Staite, Connor Fox, Susie Abromeit
Dracula 3000 (TV Movie 2004)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.9/10 X  

Count Dracula terrorizes the crew of a spaceship.

Director: Darrell Roodt
Stars: Casper Van Dien, Erika Eleniak, Coolio
Mosquito (1995)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

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 »

Director: Gary Jones
Stars: Gunnar Hansen, Ron Asheton, Steve Dixon
Dragon Wasps (TV Movie 2012)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

A scientist enlists the help of the US army to investigate the mysterious disappearance of her father, deep in the Belizean jungle. Caught in the crossfire between a brutal guerrilla army ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Knee
Stars: Corin Nemec, Dominika Juillet, Nikolette Noel
Fire Serpent (TV Movie 2007)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Alien creatures emerge from the sun and attack Earth.

Director: John Terlesky
Stars: Nicholas Brendon, Sandrine Holt, Randolph Mantooth
Swarmed (TV Movie 2005)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

The residents of a small town find themselves battling a swarm of hornets which has been sprayed by a super pesticide.

Director: Paul Ziller
Stars: Michael Shanks, Carol Alt, Richard Chevolleau
Robocroc (TV Movie 2013)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

A rocket carrying nano robots crash lands shortly after takeoff into a zoo. The bots are released and find their way into a massive crocodile. The croc, now programmed to kill, will target anything and anyone for its next meal.

Director: Arthur Sinclair
Stars: Keith Duffy, Hristo Balabanov, Jackson Bews
Bone Eater (TV Movie 2007)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

Ancient Native American legend of the Bone Eater rises up and begins terrorizing the local townspeople.

Director: Jim Wynorski
Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Michael Horse, Adoni Maropis
Deep Evil (TV Movie 2004)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

An alien microbe lands in remote Siberia in the 1950's. In the year 2004, US scientist working at a top secret underground lab in Alaska clone the microbe. A garbled distress signal is ... See full summary »

Director: Pat Williams
Stars: Lorenzo Lamas, Ona Grauer, Adam Harrington
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

dna | mutant | scientist | police | monster | See All (53) »

Genres:

Sci-Fi | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 March 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mosquito Man  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dr. Jennifer Allen: He's more mosquito than man by now.
See more »

Connections

References The Fly (1986) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.

6/10.


14 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Male mosquitoes can't drink blood mc101
So, what's next? stillgotnuthin
HEY MANSQUITO! wedgeospite
lol...mansquito?? lol mezzogrl
You are all missing the point!!! Irishprincesscmd
Corin Nemec Ian_or_Satan
Discuss Mansquito (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?