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
...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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