Mosquito (1999) from Tuna

Mosquito (1995) is either a tongue in cheek spoof of monster movies, or one of the worst attempts at this genre ever. An alien spacecraft lands on earth, and the resulting radiation causes mosquitos to become the size of a VW. What the stupid humans see as a merciless attack, they see as dining out.


The exposure is provided by Margaret Gomoll, in the challenging role of Camper Mary, having sex in a tent before becoming insect food.

DVD info from Amazon.

  • no widescreen

  • bare-bones

One of those who commented at IMDB put it perfectly, "Very small children might actually be frightened, so don't spoil it for them by laughing out loud."

IMDB readers say 3.5 of 10, which is either too high, if this was intended as a serious horror film, or way to low if it was a parody. I lean toward parody, as they left no cliche unturned in making this one. Still, it does not have enough bad movie appeal to help the score.

The Critics Vote

  • General consensus: three stars. Ebert 3/4, Berardinelli 3/4, Apollo 71/100

The People Vote ...

  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDB readers say 3.5 of 10


IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a D.

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