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Saturday, October 17, 2015


One of my all time favorites has finally come to DVD from Synapse.This was released on the same day as MANOS THE HANDS OF FATE and it seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle.

After an alien ship dumps space trash in a swamp mosquitoes feed on the blood of a dead alien body and soon are mutating to the size of large birds.

The first time we are introduced to the monsters in when a car carrying Ray and Megan. She is a new employee at a national park and both are on their way to her new job when they smash into a monster sized mosquito that damages their car.

Soon there are many people being killed by large swarms of these monsters. A USAF Meteor chaser played by Steve Dixon is hunting for the saucer, or whatever it dropped and stumbles into Ray and Megan. they find a campground that has been devastated by the mosquitoes.

Soon these three as well as a bank robber, his son and a park ranger find themselves fighting for survival. The mosquitoes themselves are pretty damn convincing for a low budget horror film. The entire movie was shot in the Detroit area and director Gary Jones handles everything very well.

It's nice to see films like this get a decent Blu-ray release. I hope more people are able to discover this little gem now that Synapse has issued it. The rest of the cast includes Gunnar Hanson, Ron Asheton, Rachel Loiselle, Tim Lovelace and Mike Hard.

Asheton steals the show with his great performance. It's a shame he passed away at the age of 60 from a heart attack. Asheton was a founding member of the punk band, The Stooges. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED sci-fi fun.

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