Saturday Frights: Oh Rats!


Welcome ghouls! With the news that Scream Factory will be releasing the rat-tastic Deadly Eyes soon (a blurb for which may or may not have appeared here at The Retroist before this sparkling gem of a post goes live) as well as the recent unfotunate “Those aren’t Rasinettes” incident here at the Vault, I’ve decided to run down a collection of trailers that feature rampaging rodents (but not Ben or Willard because I totally forgot about those until after I wrote this thing)!

Let’s kick things off with a story “inspired” by the writings of H.G. Wells (although the ingredients label from a package of cous cous or a Bazooka Joe comic would have as much to do with this story as ol’ H.G.)

And due to (un)popular demand:

Appearances to the contrary this film does indeed feature rat action (and excessive Richard Masur):

What would happen if Escape From New York was horrible and featured rats instead of Issac Hayes (Plus Blood Kill? What the…? And I’m simply amazed Rob Liefeld never created a comic called that…)?

And finally Buckaroo Banzai Against The Rat Race (and btw how awesome is that Saul Bass Warner Bros. logo?)

Daniel XIII

Daniel XIII: equally at home at a seance as he is behind the keyboard. Raised on a steady diet of Son of Satan comics, Kaiju flicks and Count Chocula comes the proprietor of The House of Thirteen Doors. What arcane knowledge lurks behind the preternatural eyes of the Ouija Board Kid?

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