Mosquito (film)

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Mosquito DVD cover
Directed by Gary Jones
Written by Tom Chaney
Steve Hodge
Gary Jones
Starring Gunnar Hansen
Ron Asheton
Steve Dixon
Josh Becker
Cinematography Tom Chaney
Distributed by Helmdale
Release dates 1995
Running time 93 min
Country United States
Language English
Budget $200,000 (estimated)
Box office $986,314

Mosquito is a 1995 science fiction film directed by Gary Jones. The film's plot pays homage to the classic 50's horror genre. Mosquito is about mosquitoes that become mutated when a spaceship crash lands in a swamp. The mosquitoes grow to enormous size and attack campers in a remote northern wilderness. Filmed entirely in Michigan, the film stars Gunnar Hansen who played the character Leatherface in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Ron Asheton, lead guitarist for the proto-punk rock band The Stooges also stars. After a long run on the USA Network, Mosquito was picked up by the channel SyFy. The film's classic b-movie dialogue, special effects that range from great to really bad, and eye popping gore have earned it a cult following.



Critical response[edit]

Mosquito has received generally negative reviews, especially at the time of its release, but has grown a cult following. It was released in limited theaters in only the United States and Canada, and only one in Mexico and two in Great Britain, limiting its gross. It made comparatively little – only $986,314 – but more than 4 times its $200,000 budget.


It was released to VHS and Laserdisc before the end of 1995, and DVD in 1999. It had a Special Edition DVD release in 2005, yet copies are still rare. Director Gary Jones wanted a sequel for 1998 or 1999 (as the film ends on a possible cliff-hanger), but was never started.

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