So, let's look at what humans have been turned into over the years. Human-like Alligators made an appearance in the "Alligator People," John Agar fought against "The Mole People," man turns into giant mutant-thing in "War of the Colossal Beast," and now we have man turned radioactive mosquito in the hideously titled "Mansquito." Nothing more than standard Sci-Fi Channel fare, this is a basic creature feature that's only going to be enjoyed by those who found any of the above-mentioned films enjoyable or those looking for a few laughs.
The West Nile virus was bad enough. Now a new virus has begun spreading via mosquitoes, killing everyone who gets it. At a research lab, a team works to produce a breed of the insect that is unable to carry the disease and then breed with those that can. Things go awry when a death row inmate is brought to the lab for testing escapes. Exposed to the chemicals and radiation used to alter the bloodsuckers, he mutates and begins searching for blood... and a mate.
"Mansquito" plays out more like a murder mystery or an episode of "CSI" than a typical monster-run-amok flick. That would be all well and good if there was any mystery involved. It's not particularly difficult to figure out who the killer is after the full reveal occurs in the first half hour.
Corin Nemec ("Stargate SG-1") plays the detective leading the case. His problems don't seem to be so much with Mansquito as it does with his wife, uh, Missquito? See, his wife was involved in that lab incident and though her exposure was limited, she's slowly beginning to have a bit of thirst. Oh, and Mansquito wants some lovin' and she is all he has (yes, that kind).
Ok, it's all ridiculous, totally absurd, and off the wall. However, director Tibor Takacs has some experience in the genre (pulling off the criminally under appreciated "Killer Rats" a few years back) and there are a few effective scenes. Gore picks up as the movie goes on (the SWAT team slaughter is brutal) and watching the creature sneak up on people can be creepy.