A group of unsuspecting campers are faced with a threat from which no amount of bug spray can protect them in this sci-fi/horror thriller. An alien spacecraft crash-lands in a state park near a lake, and several hungry mosquitoes feed on the blood of the deceased spacemen. They soon mutate to many times their normal size, and Megan (Rachel Loiselle), a biology student, and her boyfriend Ray (Tim Lovelace), are startled when a bug crashes into their windshield -- a mosquito the size of a bald eagle. Megan and Ray soon join forces with Parks (Ron Asheton), the bumbling park ranger; Earl (Gunnar Hansen), a survivalist with a criminal past; and his pal Junior (Mike Hard), to do battle with the swarm of ever-expanding bugs. Rock fans note: Ron Asheton was guitarist with legendary proto-punks Iggy and the Stooges and penned a new song for the soundtrack, while Mike Hard was the lead singer with the group The God Bullies.~Mark Deming
This is one of those old B-movies that we all loved in the 80s that fell off the face of the earth about the time that DVDs took over the home movie market. There were a few copies released on DVD, but those who had them were asking about $500 each. Thankfully, "Mosquito" has now been re-released for about $15. It's sort of "campy" (pun intended), but it's worth a whirl. My only complaint with the order was that it was not well-packed and the first one arrived damaged--and returning it was quite a pain. Aside from that, this is one of those "get it while you can" moments--before it's pulled again and the price goes back to sky-high.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Giant killer mosquitos terrorizing helpless crooks,scientists and campers what more could you want or need. Glad it's finally affordable. Watched this when it first came out still love it. Here's hoping that Ticks and Attack of the killer tomatoes gets the same opportunit