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!
RATS: 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???
DEMONS (1985) 35mm Print! 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.