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Rats - Notte di terrore (1984)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 5 December 1984 (France)
In a post-apocalyptic Earth, a group of punk friends find themselves against millions of bloodthirsty rats - but the weirdest it yet to come.

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One hundred years after a nuclear war has devastated the planet, society has been reborn into two factions; the underground society and the scavangers above in the wastelands. A group of scavangers on bikes come across a town infested with flesh eating rats, and soon the gore is spilling everywhere. Written by Humberto Amador

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Mutants of a nuclear disaster

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Trivia

The abandoned city sets featured heavily in the film were the New York City exteriors built at Cinecitta for 'Once Upon a Time in America (1984)' , which by this point had fallen under disrepair. See more »

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Sharpie pen marks are visible underlining various words and sections of the text screen during the opening text crawl. See more »

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Video: [trying to fix a broken computer] This stupid machine needs a kick in the balls!
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The movie abruptly ends with 'FIN', and follows with a minute of music without any credits playing. See more »

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Rats! What a terrible movie.
30 January 2007 | by (Beverley Hills, England) – See all my reviews

It's the sort of plot line that could go either way - but if you've seen any of Bruno Mattei's other efforts, you probably already know which way this one went. The film is something of a cross between John Carpenter's influential (to Italian filmmakers) Escape From New York, and James Herbert's book 'Domain' - which the film may not have taken influence from since it was released in the same year as this nonsense, and I'm not sure that Bruno Mattei could actually read. The plot follows a war of some sort, which has left the population decimated. One half lives above ground, the other under - and now they have flesh eating rats to contend with. The rats themselves are hardly fear inducing as they're not giant or even menacing, and basically they're just your usual bog standard rats. The script is ridiculous and there is pretty much no attempt to capitalise on the horror of this situation as Mattei prefers to keep the focus on his ragtag bunch of characters, the most ridiculous of which is a bald idiot with a triangle on his head. On the plus side, the music isn't bad (despite being highly derivative of a number of other soundtracks) and there are some nice kill scenes even if most of it isn't really visible. Overall, there's not a lot to recommend Rats for - and therefore I don't.


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