An update of old-fashioned "big bug" movies, SKEETER makes a commendable effort to accommodate a dramatic human story but gives horror short shrift in the process.
The southwestern town of Clear Sky is undergoing massive changes thanks to ruthless developer Drake (Jay Robinson), who is buying out residents' properties and secretly dumping toxic waste in a nearby abandoned mine. The spills have spawned a swarm of oversized mosquitoes that kill two young
brothers; local sheriff Buckle (Charles Napier), who is secretly in cahoots with Drake, sends deputies Boone (Jim Youngs) and Tucker (Eloy Casados) to look for the boys. Already suspicious about mysterious lives...