Rats: Night of Terror and Demons
Series: Wyrd War Presents!
Wyrd War proudly presents two apocalyptic terrors to tear your world
apart!!!! Join us for this very special double feature with legendary
Scream Queen and crowned Rose Parade Princess Geretta Geretta in
attendance! Audience Q&A hosted by Dennis Dread in between films!
NIGHT OF TERROR (1984) is schlock maestro Bruno Mattei’s logic-defying
contribution to the post-apocalypse action genre of the 1980s that fed
at the lucrative teats of Escape from New York, The Road Warrior, Dawn
of the Dead and countless softcore skin flicks that adorned New York’s
42nd Street in its grindhouse heyday. Something of a lost classic in the
sleazy “Pasta Land” exploitation canon, Rats is an incredible romp
through the not-too-distant-future nuclear wasteland where a dubious
biker gang scavenges for survival and uncovers a treacherous
subterranean bunker beneath the burned out ruins of society. Portland’s
very own Geretta Geretta shines as the gang’s most formidable badass,
and her footloose “I’m White!” dance scene will certainly make the
squares cringe. Sluggish guinea pigs painted black on a conveyor belt?
Check. Slow motion fire walk? Check. Dour badly dubbed philosophical
musings? Check. Vermin cunnilingus? Check. Wait. What???
Perhaps the most instantly recognizable monster flick from the
gory glory days of 80s Italian exploitation. Centered around the
perfectly meta premise of a private horror film screening in a seemingly
labyrinthine Berlin movie theater, all hell literally breaks loose when
a feisty hooker (again played by the beautiful and brilliant Geretta
Geretta) scratches her face on a metallic mask that is inexplicably on
display in the lobby, precipitating an infectious…OUTBREAK OF EVIL!!!!
And that’s the part of the plot that actually makes sense. Buckle your
seatbelt for a white-knuckle ride through the dystopian nightmare logic
of Italy’s most hyperactive cinematic imaginations (Dario Argento’s
screenplay even boasts a bizarre cameo appearance by Michele “Cemetery
Man” Soavi), set to the tune of a totally incongruous soundtrack
featuring Motley Crüe, Accept, Pretty Maids, Saxon, Billy Idol and
Claudio Simonetti of Goblin.