Horrifying shocker as a biological experiment goes haywire when meat-eating mutant roaches invade an island community, terrorizing a peaceful New England fishing village and hideously ... See full summary »
In a post-apocalyptic earth, where most of humanity lives underground, a group of surface people stumble upon an abandoned lab that's trying to bring life back to the earth's surface, but the place is run over by vicious rats.
A baby alligator is flushed down a Chicago toilet and survives by eating discarded laboratory rats injected with growth hormones. The small reptile grows gigantic, escapes the city sewers, and goes on a rampage.
Michael V. Gazzo
Corn grain contaminated with steroids produces large rats the size of small dogs who begin feeding on the residents of Toronto. Paul, a college basketball coach, teams up with Kelly, a local health inspector, to uncover the source of the mysterious rat attacks and they eventually try to prevent the opening of a new subway line as well as find the mutant rats nest quickly, or there will be a huge massacre of the entire city!Written by
Lisa Langlois and Lesleh Donaldson previously both co-starred in Happy Birthday To Me, one of the best slasher flicks from this era that was filmed in Canada. Jack Van Evera their co-star in this movie appeared in another 1981 slasher filmed in Canada, My Bloody Valentine. Lesleh appeared in a movie with Van Evera already too, 1980's Funeral Home with Alf Humphreys from MBV as well. See more »
When a man locks himself in the train car to get away from the rats, there is a faint dog barking sound. Dachshunds were used to play the rats and dressed in rat suits. See more »
Written by Chuck McDermott
Performed by The Chuck McDermott Band See more »
Gritty Wintertime Rat Horror!
Even if you know they're really dachshunds in rat suits, they're still pretty gruesome! It doesn't matter how fast you run, they'll still catch you!! There's a classic scene- an attack on a movie theater-- which you'll be thinking about for days afterward. This flick has a gritty, wintertime dinginess which I like. Plus, it's got Mr. Scatman Crothers- how can you go wrong?? Definitely worth a rental, especially for fans of low-budget horror films of the early 80s.
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