Monday, October 25, 2010

#80. Rats - Night of Terror (1984)

DVD Synopsis: In the year 225 A.B. (After the Bomb), a group of post-apocalyptic bikers discover an abandoned research laboratory filled with food, water...and thousands of rats. But these are no ordinary vermin; these are super-intelligent mutant rodents with a ravenous appetite for human flesh. Can a bunch of heavily armed but not-too-bright human scavengers survive a night of terror against the most hungry and horrific predators on earth?

Rats, no matter how vicious they may be, are somewhat limited in the amount of panic they can generate in a movie, so director Bruno Mattei had to get a bit creative in Rats - Night of Terror to get our adrenaline pumping. 

And creative he was. 

For starters, he hides a few mutilated corpses for his characters to stumble upon from time to time, an early warning (for both them and us) of what's to come. And what's to come, of course, are rats...hundreds and hundreds of rats, pouring out of every hole in the wall or crack in the ceiling. And these rats are hungry! One even chews its way into a girl's body, and doesn't stop chewing until it crawls out of her mouth. 

With an interesting post-apocalyptic back story, some cheesy special effects and an ever-increasing body count, Rats - Night of Terror proves a lot more entertaining than you'd think.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I watched a lot of horror movies as a kid. At the time I didn't think much of it, but now that I'm going back to many of those movies as an adult, I realize that I access to some pretty great stuff (even if at the time I didn't appreciate it on the level that I do now). I really need to go back and re-watch this. The trailer triggered a lot of memories, but nothing concise.