Charlotte Vega talks new Shudder horror movie Mosquito State
Set in 2007, Mosquito State is a moody psychological mind trip, where blood-sucking insects are used as a living metaphor for Wall Street’s financial crisis and personal freedom. Directed by Filip Jan Rymsza, it is a horror movie that is full of art house appreciation, and as actor Charlotte Vega tells us, Mosquito State is also the kind of film that “she has never been in before.”
Telling the story of Richard (Beau Knapp), a Wall Street data analyst, we witness the young man’s expensive New York apartment rapidly become overrun by mosquitos and watch his mental state slowly start to deteriorate. Charlotte Vega plays Lena, a young woman who becomes the key to Richard’s metamorphosis, and a central figure throughout the feature. Vega is no stranger to Horror or complex roles. Previously she has starred in the film The Lodgers, a supernatural gothic thriller, where she appeared alongside Bill Milner. She was also part of the recent Wrong Turn reboot, directed by Mike P. Nelson.
During our interview with the actor, we discussed the ins and outs of her time working on Mosquito State. We also talked about what the horror genre means to her personally and to her career going forward. And finally, we discuss all the exciting projects the star has lined up in the future.