Thursday, November 30, 2017

Rats: Night of Terror (1984)

Original title: Rats - Notte di Terrore

Director: Bruno Mattei

Writers: Claudio Fragasso, Bruno Mattei, Herve Piccini

Composer: Luigi Ceccarelli

Starring: Ottaviano Dell'Acqua, Geretta Geretta, Massimo Vanni, Gianni Franco, Ann-Gisel Glass, Jean-Christophe Bretigniere, Fausto Lombardi

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Mutants of a nuclear disaster

Plot: In a post-apocalyptic Earth, a group of punk friends find themselves against millions of bloodthirsty rats - but the weirdest it yet to come.

My rating: 6/10

Will I watch it again?  No.

The Italians of the 1980s sure loved their post-apocalyptic pictures, didn't they?  So what makes this different than the others?  It takes place in 225 AB (After the Bomb) and it's got rats.  Lots of them and they're everywhere!

The movie's OK.  Instead of the usual factions of humans fighting each other in a bombed-out city it's small group of humans encountering a metric shit-ton of rats.  I guess you might dig it if you masturbate to WILLARD (1971) (and who doesn't?) or if you put your privates underneath the last stage of the Mouse Trap board game.  It's really not that bad of a Ratsploitation picture.  There's a little bit of nudity and gore, cheesy dialogue, mid-budget Italian schlock, post-apocalyptic nonsense and a whole lotta rats being tossed and poured on the poor actors.  The ending is nothing short of HOLY FUCK THAT'S AWESOME!  Look at this as a reasonable group watch with the liquor on tap kind of movie.

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