Video Review

Mosquito

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
B

Details Movie Rated: R; Genre: Sci-fi and Fantasy; With: Gunnar Hansen and Ron Asheton

If you turn off your VCR after the first 2 1/2 minutes of Mosquito, you've got one of the funniest short films ever made. If you keep watching the whole thing, you've got, well, the best of the recent spate of mutant insect movies. Mosquito is a giant-creature film made by giant-creature fanatics, with winking appearances by The Texas Chainsaw Massacre's Gunnar Hansen and legendary Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton. Even though the filmmakers never aspire to anything beyond honest dopeyness, schlock freaks will still love its wonky special effects. B

Originally posted Jun 02, 1995 Published in issue #277 Jun 02, 1995 Order article reprints