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2.0 out of 5 stars One of the worst films ever made, but gains a star for entertainment value!, 6 April 2014
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This review is from: Creepozoids (DVD)
I watched this film many years ago on VHS and it's never left my mind for all the wrong reasons
The back cover looked pretty good the usual post-apocalyptic survival theme (which isn't a bad thing on it's own) this could have been a bit of a "sleeper" the odd budget science fiction film does come out that is worth a look (Hardware 1990 not a bad film)

Once the film starts it's quite obvious that the cast (some of whom were former adult movie stars) simply can't act, and worse they make bad actors look quite good! The story is completely wasted as you can't take the film seriously at all. Not that there is much story.

The single most hilarious scene is when the group are attacked by a killer rat. Not your normal rat now, the fluffy stuffed variety complete with stiff body, and string visibile being pulled along in a very unconvincing manner. I didn't expect James Cameron SFX, the film is clearly on a tight budget and we're firmly into pre CGI days too. Still you would think they could have at least bought or hired a real rat, or a prop that might not look like a DIY stuff it yourself toy, or a jumble sale purchase. If the film makers had used "Roland Rat" it would probably have worked better

The best part is watching the cast trying to look scared with a stuffed toy being pulled at them and surely a classic moment in cinema history and one I will never forget it is almost worth buying the film just to see this scene. Evidently this was shot in a warehouse over 2 weeks (and it shows) this low budget sci fi horror is about as bad as they get.

Breaking down the film I'd rate it as follows:

Acting: 1 (awful would be a compliment)
Script: 1 (probably made up day to day)
Story: 1 (it had potential, until the cast turned up)
Directing: 1 (nobody knows if a director was present during filming!)
Entertainment value: 2 (it get's one extra point for the stuffed rat scene - hilarious)

Make no mistake this is a bad film, really bad. This was supposed to be the break out movie for Linnea Quigley, the shocking thing is she actually got employed after making this film as an actress. Unquestionably a 1 star film, but some scenes are so bad they are guaranteed to induce fits of laughter. This ties just about for awful films with "The Vault" both are to be avoided at all costs for serious viewing, on the other hand this is surely a must have if you collect cheesy films, I think the Vault is slightly better for laughs but this has a fair few chuckles along the way.
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Initial post: 9 Apr 2014 22:47:04 BDT
Caught this on the Horror channel, Your very generous giving two stars lol.

Another excellent quality movie review my friend.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Apr 2014 22:50:48 BDT
Mr Baz says:
Did you see the stuffed rat scene? It's a classic!

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Apr 2014 10:04:49 BDT
Yeah It was a wtf moment lol, I thought the rat scene in Doctor Who Talons of Weng Chiang strange this tops it.
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