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Mosquito (1994)

A violent massacre caused by human-sized mosquitoes forces the lone survivors to band together in a fight for survival as the mosquitoes continue their onslaught.

Director:

Gary Jones
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gunnar Hansen ... Earl the Bankrobber
Ron Asheton ... Hendricks the Park Ranger
Steve Dixon ... Parks USAF Meteor Chaser
Rachel Loiselle Rachel Loiselle ... Megan the new Park Ranger
Tim Lovelace ... Ray, Megan's Boyfriend
Mike Hard Mike Hard ... Junior, Earl's Brother
Kenny Mugwump Kenny Mugwump ... Rex, Earl's Cousin
Josh Becker Josh Becker ... Camper Steve
Margaret Gomoll Margaret Gomoll ... Camper Mary
John Reneaud ... Ranger Tony
Joel Hale Joel Hale ... Fisherman Jack
Guy Sanville Guy Sanville ... Chief F.B. Marrow
Patrick Butler Patrick Butler ... Willis Cabins Motel Proprietor
Patricia Kay Jones Patricia Kay Jones ... Ma Jones
Howard Brusseau Jr. Howard Brusseau Jr. ... Pa Jones
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Storyline

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 Tyler Wright

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Millions Of Years Of Evolution Have Just Become Mankind's Worst Nightmare. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Gary Jones first got the idea for this movie in the mid-1980's. See more »

Goofs

Mosquitoes lay their eggs in murky, watery places, such as swamps, not on dry surfaces, as depicted in the movie. 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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Crazy Credits

In the end credits, it has "The Grey Beast" provided by Oberon Films and underneath, it has Grey Beast Whereabouts as Unknown. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Beast (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Stinger Up Yours
by Ron Asheton
Performed by The Shemps
Ron Asheton: guitars
L.J. Steele: drums
Pete Bankert: bass
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It's really not that bad...
11 April 2004 | by leathafaceSee all my reviews

...it's just that Americans are so used to these cookie-cutter mainstream slasher, CGI-Alien invasion and "psychological" new horror movies. It's a movie about giant freakin' mosquitos, did you expect it to be a blockbuster hit? It's about a UFO that lands in a park in Colorado and the aliens get bit by some mosquitos in the forest. The alien blood makes them grow to the size of a small dog and they begin wreaking havoc on the park and it's workers. The only complaint and the movie's one HUGE weakness that makes it seem bad is the ACTING. Good god, i've never seen acting this bad, not even in the voices in a dubbed movie. It's like the actors are shooting for fun and they won't take their roles seriously. Once you watch it for about a half an hour, you'll get used to it though, and it even seems better after a while. The special effects, while they may not be Alien Resurrection-caliber, are still okay for the budget that the crew probably had. There's a lot of stop-motion photography with the flying mosquitos, but each one is hand-crafted and in my opinion, looks a whole hell of a lot better than this new CGI crap nowadays. One part was so over the top that I'm surprised nobody mentioned it. A giant mosquito impales Junior (redneck character) through the chest and begins sucking his blood. Junior's face begins to shrivel, snot starts to gush from his nostrils, then his eyes, twice as large as they were before the camera panned away and resembling softballs, pop out of their sockets a few inches, and then explode. What?!? Anyway, this was an extremely funny, ridiculously bad-acted, and blood-drenched sci-fi mutant bug epic. If you liked this, then I would recommend a few others that rivaled Mosquito in acting, special effects, and violence. These are Slugs, Ticks, and The Nest, being probably the nastiest and scariest killer bug flick I've ever seen.


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

21 November 1994 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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