A corrupt greedy
businessman Drake (Jay Robinson) is
responsible for dumping illegal toxic waste in a
small desert town in which causes a bunch of
mosquitos to grow very large and sucking the life
out of people.
A lawman Roy Boone (Jim Youngs) tries to
solve the cases on dead bodies around the desert
town after a funeral in which he tries to help an
emotional young lady Sarah Crosby (Tracy
Griffith) who's family member was killed by these
giant insects thinking that they might be caused
by something else.
The bodycounts keep piling up by these creatures
in which the locals feel that they have to move
out of the city since they are being invaded by
these insects and becoming their next meal.
There's even some local surviviors at a bar
Filo (George Buck Flower) claimed that he was
attacked by one and survived.
Sarah and a local Gordon Perry (William
Sanderson) tries to find the hideout and snuff
them out but yet certain people try to prevent
them for doing so due to Drake's evil deeds which
involves some hitmen and other goons.
I remember looking at this box
renting at my local video rental in which I
seemed amused by the box cover and saw that it
starred some cast members I enjoyed watching in
other shows but yet it bombed in one of my movie
guides which made me really want to see it to see
how bad it really was. Well it was considered a
bad film since it was made on a low budget and
the giant skeeters looked extremely phony but it
was so bad it's good and fun to watch.
In the beginning of the story alot of the one
liners were quite trashy with an army of soldiers
bringing in trucks of toxic waste which to me
seemed quite amateurish but not as bad as no
budgeters you see nowadays.
There's another great effective moment with Roy Boone talking to Sarah Crosby in a room with her
getting emotional and teary which looked good and
touching by what was discussed.
Then there's someone riding his motorbike which
seemed unconvincing by all that's happening but
yet we spot a good cheesy effects type of shot on
a skeeters vision following the biker which
Next up there's a funeral ceremony in which this
moment was well plotted and emotional looking by
what is all happening in the film in which the
makers really knew on how to make a good plot
since there's so many of these low budgeters that
Then there's many touching moments between the
two lead characters Sarah Crosby and Roy
Boone in which I was impressed too by how they
were communicating towards one another which
looked good for a start as a macho sheriff
showing that he cares along with good moments on
him riding his motorbike like you'd spot in those
cheesy TV cop shows.
There's also many moments with the skeeters
attacking which the makers tried to make this
look scary but it's laughable in which you can
tell that they're plastic.
A great romantic moment with Sarah
and Roy which is what we need for a horror flick
and it was greatly done with how everything was
put together scene by scene.
A nice tight shot on Ernie Buckle speaking to Drake with a good
close up shot on him with his nasty greedy
attitude towards him which looked impressively
done in an almost mafia type of fashion.
A cheesy moment between a father and daughter having a
heated argument while walking to their vehicle
which looked a little too planned out.
There's also a good moment with Gordon Perry trying to enter a shack and
Hopper approaching him acting weirded out about what has
been going on in the area which looked a bit
corny on how they mingled but it wasn't terrible.
There's a good moment with the dysfunctional daughter and father scene once again with the daughter in
her car screaming intensely as well as a good
shot on the father being attacked by giant skeeters
along with shots on skeeters trying to aim for
the car which looked so phony in which makers tried their best to make this piece look creepy.
Other than that situations were well
energised for this
There's a good silent moment on Clay Crosby in
deep thoughts with a crucifix planted in the
ground along with having a mellow discussion
between Roy and Hank Tucker which
looked natural and nicely done.
Great interaction between Roy and Sarah kissing one another along
with many good angle shots on them having sexual
interaction with one another which also looked
nicely done too.
good shot on Ernie kneeling down near a corpse outside which looked
There's a good conversation between Sarah towards Clay about moving with him acting stubborn about it all
which looked pretty good with a daughter towards
a father near a fence at a farm as this moment made everything look good with the surroundings.
There's some cheesy fighting scene's with Roy against two thugs but good
camera shots surrounding this struggling moment.
Also some good moments with both Sarah and Gordon going in a cave to check
things out as well as nice shots on a pool of
eggs with them trying to do some research on it.
Some good moments with both Sarah and Gordon going in a cave to check
things out as well as nice shots on a pool of
eggs with them trying to do some research on it.
Many terrific suspenseful shots with the two of them running out of the tunnel
from the skeeters as well as her falling into a
pit which looked suspenseful too.
A perfect aggressive moment with Roy walking towards Gordon and grabbing
him with a good demanding attitude.
There's a nice shot looking down on Ernie holding onto a giant skeeter getting insane and then crushing it which looked
The best moment is with both Roy and Sarah
battling off the skeeters in the cave with flame
torches as it's exciting all the way through when
they fight for their lives and plan to destroy
In the middle of the story there's some odd comedic moments like Hopper keeping the skeeters as a pet and
feeding him by letting it drink his own blood or
yet the head sheriff fooling around with some of
the women in his office and making excuses about
it all when someone comes in. Plus, there's a
moment with a redneck hunter in a bar discussing
about being attacked by a skeeter. Most of the
humor on this fell flat in which it didn't seem
to blend in well with the story at all.
Yet there's lots of more cheesiness and fun to
the story like a hillbilly driving around like a
maniac in his car and acting like a creep towards
his girlfriend whom he kept in his trunk of the
car and then attacked by skeeters which serves
him right along with Sarah and one of the locals
named Gordon Perry encountering the cave where
the skeeters have their eggs as well as some of
them trying to attack in which there's more
cheesy effects with computer animation on some of
the skeeters flying around in which you gotta
love for a low budgeter. Also throw in a greedy
type of mobster named Drake in which you'd love
to hate near a contruction area in his limo which
seems to work for what the story surrounds as
Bottom line is the film isn't scary in which I
had doubts at first wondering if this was really
a horror film since it seemed more sci-fi but the
story's intention was that it is a horror film
since we do have giant skeeters as well as
corpses too from these creatures. The film was very entertaining in general with
many fun touches throughout the story but alot of
horror fans who want really creepy type of giant
mosquites will be disappointed.
The acting was considered pretty
bad to most film critics and I do admit with some
of them it's a bit off but due to some cheesy one
liners as most of the time these actors did a
Tracy Griffith (Sarah Crosby) I must say
stole the film with her performance as she does
well by acting soft spoken along with knowing her
stuff by behaving emotional and crying too which
looked very believeable. She also does well when
she struggles for her life from the skeeters too.
I found this film to be one of her best
Jim Youngs (Roy Boone) played the hunky type
of sheriff who really had a nice macho type of
attitude in the film and shows a fairly descent
powerful performance in what he had to do in the
film. He brings out a nice charming type of
behavior acting like he cares as well as getting
tough when he needed to along with good strong
aggressions. Although he was often an underrated
actor I always liked his work on what he did.
Charles Napier (Ernie Buckle) seemed to show a good
gruff attitude as the head sheriff of the county
with his stubborn and serious behavior along with
his sleaziness towards women too. He pulled
everything together and really got into character
with what he had to do in the film. Of course
he's a veteran actor and always put what he had
into what I've seen him do. A good approach on him pointing a gun towards two of his fellow actors and speaking sternly
towards them which looked quite convincing.
William Sanderson (Gordon Perry) showed a
great serious attitude with what he had to do in
the film and was on the ball showing a good
hyperactive behavior when some of the suspenseful
moments happened in the film. He was quite energetic when getting aggressive towards someone else that he's pitted against. He brings out alot
into his role and I give him two thumbs up.
John F. Goff (Clay Crosby) played a good
farm man with his kindness in the film along with
being hard headed too in certain scene's and
really making his part quite believeable too. He
showed alot of good enthusiasm in what he did.
Jay Robinson (Drake) only had about 3 or 4
scene's in the film but he was a perfect key role
to the film mind you a great drawing card too. He
really came across well with his evil attitude
towards others like a mobster of some sort plus
had the right creepy looks too. He really fit the
suit perfectly and couldn't see him portraying a
good guy at all.
Michael J. Pollard (Hooper)
Had a speacial appearance in the film but yet
stood out well playing another weirdo in which he
is good at doing. He seemed to bring the odd
humor onto the screen and made his part very
necessary as the type who keeps skeeters for pets
which seems to add a nice touch to the story due
to his performance.
George 'Buck' Flower (Filo) had a cameo in
the film but yet he was good by acting hokey as a
hunter in a bar discussing the giant skeeters who
attacked him as well as knwoing how to act gross
Tracy Griffith has her
boobs briefly exposed in bed from a distance
Corpses are revealed with blood
marka from giant skeeters
Lawrence composed alot of cheesy music but
yet it sounds fun to listen to at the same time
in which during the opening credits with metal
clanging, army drum beats for the opening and
closing credits of this film. There's a good deep
synthesizer bass violin playing which is the
traditional horror sounds for the situations used
in the film. It was overplayed but still sounded
neat. There's also some good echoey guitar tuning
and keyboard playing like you'd almost hear in a Miami
Vice type of show during moments when
the lead male actor is riding his motorbike or
having a lustful scene with the lead actress.
Plus in other areas with the skeeters attacking
you hear some high pitched keyboard playing.