A great gem of a film. Low budget Sci Fi/Horror B movie that just stands out from the rest. A budget of $75,000 and no CGI with poor special effects and the acting isn't great but who cares. This film offers great entertainment value with the killer rats that are so obviously stuffed toys with stiff bodies and no animation whatsoever (Roland Rat is more convincing) but this adds to the comedy and what is the point of a film if it doesn't make you laugh once or twice. Aside from this there is plenty of gore and horror to keep you gripped (mostly involving people spewing black goo and having their throats ripped out by stuffed toy rats). If like me you're a fan of this type of B movie then watch this and like me you're gonna appreciate it as the best of it's kind. Watched once and was gripped and entertained all the way through. Will be watching again soon.
This is without doubt one of the worst and cheapest piles of movie crap ever made! Effects, plot, acting and direction are so low they are almost none existent in this pile of S***! However this is actually why i bought it, you see these movies although serious, are comedies to me due to how bad they are, so if you feel the same about these types of movies, then give this heap of vile diuretic crap a watch, and prepare to laugh yourself into a coma.
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.
ABOUT THE DVD: 1 disc. Feature running time: 69 mins. Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0, Feature Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Full screen. Region Free. NO subtitles. Quality picture pretty much OK. A good improvement from any VHS version.
Reversible sleeve featuring new and original artwork. DVD case comes in red colour.
EXTRAS: * 'Filmgore' (1983) Bonus film (a collection of film clips from many of the most violent films ever made). * Full Moon Trailer park. * Original Trailer. * Stills gallery.
FILM REVIEW: Creepozoids could easily be considered as one of the weakest sci-fi/horror productions of the 1980's. According to director David DeCocteau it was made on a budget of some 150.000 $. The film features dreadful sets -allegedly a laboratory complex with the likes of a storing facility tricked out with some hardware from a local store, laughable and embarrassing dialogues, poor editing, bad or limited camera work, a mediocre soundtrack.... The big black creature is neither scary nor menacing. On the bright side (for B-movie fans only) the presence of Linnea Quigley, a brief nudity shower scene, some bizarre make-ups and creatures (huge mutant rats) and the baby monster (the one you can see on the DVD sleeve) that is probably, in my opinion, the best thing in this film. If you are ready to overlook all the flaws in this cheap cheesy flick you might well find some pleasure in watching it by yourself or with some friends around.