Psycopathic killer stalks teens at a run down, abandoned movie theatre.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Arch Joboulian ...
The Meateater / Noah Webster
Dianne Davis ...
Jan Webster
Peter Spitzer ...
Mitford Webster (as Peter M. Spitzer)
Emily Spindler ...
Jeannie Webster
Gary Dean ...
Ricky Webster
Joe Marmo ...
Lt. Wombat
Tony Anthony ...
Mr. Knuckle
Frank Montiforte ...
Frankie (as Frankie Montiforte)
Richard Nathan ...
Raymond
Debbie Alsbury ...
Necking Girl
Dorothy Bartlett ...
Talkative Lady
Dorothy Francavilla ...
Plump Lady
Joe Goossen ...
Floyd Thaxton
Lynn Harris ...
Talkative Mother
Fran Kay ...
Ma
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The word "awful" would be degraded if put next to this movie
26 July 2000 | by (Reading, PA) – See all my reviews

Not one of the five pictures on the box of this movie are actual shots from the movie; they all seem to be photographs taken on set by a guy with a far better aesthetic sense than the cameramen. That should set the stage.

First off, the title is fallacious. The "villain" eats a rat in the beginning, and nothing else for the rest of the movie. Most of the meat-eating is done by the protagonists, including some disgusting closeups of hotdogs and campy endorsements for them scripted in for no apparent reason, the singing of the Oscar Meyer wiener song for no apparent reason, a big closeup of some roast beef for no apparent...okay, you get the idea. In fact, most of this movie happens for no apparent reason. The thought that the director even wanted to get out of bed after the first day of filming this abomination bewilders me.

The father of the family shows no facial emotion during the duration of the film. His children make you *want* them to die, they're so obnoxious and irritating (not to mention just as flat as the rest of the characters, if not more so), and his wife...don't even get me started.

The cops are so pathetic that it made me laugh hysterically; the police chief has some of the worst lines out of anyone, and the one other cop they show looks like a misplaced 30s gangster about to hop into his getaway car.

Gore? No. Despite the bloody fork on the cover (it's beyond me to guess how that wormed its way on there), there is so little gore that I'm surprised this got an R rating. Not that I'm one to complain about an un-gory movie, but such a movie would need something like plot, acting, scripting, etc. to hold my attention and stand a chance at keeping me entertained. Instead, my only entertainment came from ripping this movie apart and laughing hysterically at each new display of ineptitude.

Did I mention that the movie theater plays nature films to be family-oriented, yet draws a large teenage crowd on the weekends? That this film has the ugliest kid I've ever seen toting a skateboard around inside the theater, even though he was dropped off by his parents and they're picking him up at the end of the movie?

I was amazed by one thing, though. I felt *sure* that if anyone else had heard of this movie, it would be in the IMDB bottom 100. I can't believe that it's not in the bottom ten, much less the bottom 100.


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