An alien pod crash lands in the swamps, after which the local mosquitoes begin feeding on the alien corpses. This causes the mosquitoes to grow to massive sizes and develop an unquenchable hunger for blood. A mass swarm of these mutant insects attacks a Michigan national park in a brutal onslaught that kills the entire tourist population. The few unrelated survivors - two lovers, a meteorologist, a punk rock musician, and a gang of dangerous bank robbers on the run from police - must settle their differences and band together before nightfall, when the nocturnal mosquito swarm will return for more blood.Written by
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in murky, watery places, such as swamps, not on dry surfaces, as depicted in the movie. See more »
Parks USAF Meteor Chaser:
Then we get rid of it. Whatever it takes.
Hendricks the Park Ranger:
I knew it! I knew you were gonna say that. I could have stayed in my little cubby hole under that boat, till the cops showed up. But noooooooo... you guys had to come along and find me. And NOW I'm on a mission to save the world from giant mosquitos! Man, the late show doesn't get any better than this.
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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 »
Contrary to popular belief, it's not the plot or special effects that bring this movie down. The mosquitoes look fine for the most part, and since I live in an area SWARMING with mosquitoes, I found the idea of giant ones actually quite frightening.
But what DOES bring the movie down is the acting. This movie contains some of the worst acting I have ever seen. Not surprising, considering the actors' filmographies (according to IMDb, the girl has only been in one movie: this one.). Gunnar Hanson is the notable exception, of course, playing the same character he did in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Steve Dixon is also tolerable, and tons of other reviewers have already pointed out that he is eerily similar to Chef from South Park (could they have based Chef on this guy!?). The rest of the cast, however, is pathetic.
The fact that their lines are totally ridiculous doesn't help, either. The dumbest bit comes at one point near the end, when the leader is talking about his time in Nam, and the girl's "tough" boyfriend tries to lighten the moment with a joke: "Well, I was in the Cub Scouts. Try becoming a Weevil... now that's tough." Then they all sit back and have a hearty laugh. Only they don't stop laughing. They just laugh and laugh and laugh for about ten minutes straight like a bunch of drunken idiots, and they don't hear the mosquitoes until OH MY GOD IT'S TOO LATE.
Yeah, the movie is full of cheesy stuff like that... better lines and better actors and they might have had a movie, but not this time. 4/10 stars.
(P.S.- Not to drive this point into the ground, but I find it amazing that FOUR of the original reviewers mistook a refrigerator for a bathtub. I really want to go to these people's houses and see what kinds of bathtubs they have that open with a lid.)
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