Rats: Night of Terror / Rats - Notte di terrore (1984)

2.5 out of 5

A gang of post apocalyptic survivors seek shelter in an abandoned building and quickly discover an infestation of rats that attack anything remotely human!

Make no mistake, this film is top grade B movie Italian schlock!!

With a completely bonkers plot about mutating rats that have gained higher intelligence , risible dialogue a three-year-old would find low brow, over-the-top set pieces and an ending which has to be seen to be believed!

What else should be expected from the director that brought you the it's so-bad-it's-good classic Hell of the Living Dead; Bruno Mattei?

The viewer should leave intelligence in the cupboard for the duration and revel in this film's glorious entertainment!


  1. You nailed it, this and the Philippine film Warriors of the Apocalypse have got to be the finest incoherent post-apocalyptic films ever made.

  2. Thanks for your comment. This movie is a huge guilty pleasure of mine! Most of Bruno Mattei's movies make Joe D'Amato's stuff look oscar worthy but they are so so entertaining!

  3. I loved this film. It's crap of course, but in the best possible kind of way. And in defence of D'amato- there is nothing wrong with the way D'amato's stuff looks. He was a decent cinematographer and it shows. How D'amato's stuff looks is the least of it's problems. Scenes of a woman gobbling off a horse may be a little more problematic.

  4. Yeah it's a horrible film Nigel but just so damn entertaining like so many of these were. I've never dug D'amato's work personally, his movies always have a cheap aura to them that i've never particularly liked. I'm so glad i never have to sit though Emanuelle in America again !

  5. We actually have a drinking game to go with this. You have to down your drink every time the leather-clad blonde has a screaming fit. Needless to say, you get wasted pretty quick.


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