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Rats: Night of Terror

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Rats: Night of Terror
Directed byBruno Mattei
Screenplay by
  • Claudio Fragasso
  • Bruno Mattei[1]
Story byBruno Mattei[2]
CinematographyFranco Delli Colli[1]
Music byLuigi Ceccarelli[2]
  • Beatrice Film
  • IMP.FX.CI[1]
Release date
  • 1984 (1984)
Running time
96 minutes[2]
  • Italy
  • France[1]

Rats: Night of Terror (Italian: Rats - Notte di terrore) is a 1984 post-apocalyptic horror film directed by Bruno Mattei and Claudio Fragasso about a biker-gang that find themselves trapped in an abandoned research lab fighting for their lives against hordes of bloodthirsty killer rats.[3]


Set 225 years after a nuclear holocaust in 2015 in the modern day, the survivors are divided between those who live in comfortable underground cities and the "New Primitives" who live in the sunlight. A group of 11 of these people come across a mysterious, abandoned village. Despite the presence of numerous horribly mutilated corpses, the adventurers decide to settle in town after discovering a large amount of food, a greenhouse with various fruit trees and a reservoir of drinking water. The following night hundreds and hundreds of hungry genetically mutated rats are ready to attack them one by one.[2]

Lucifer and Lilith are making love and expelled by the group for being too loud. After an argument, Lucifer becomes intoxicated and is attacked and knocked into the sewer where he is devoured. At the same time a sleeping Lilith is attacked and eaten from the inside. A rat later emerges from her mouth when her corpse is found - as this happens Noah appears after also being attacked and the leader of the gang, Kurt is forced to kill him with a flamethrower.

The group decide to barricade themselves inside until dawn and, as they do, Diana is attacked and is bitten multiple times, making her ill. Chocolate tends to Diana and tells the group she needs her bite wounds treated or they will become infected. The men decide to go fetch medicine and water while the women keep an eye on Diana, but Duke refuses to help anyone and stays in safety.

Tarus is the next killed as the survivors attempt to escape the basement, as he falls down the stairs and is devoured. Duke loses his mind and challenges Kurt for leadership, but nobody supports him. He takes Myrna prisoner and attempts to escape but once at the group's vehicles he is attacked and killed when he drops a grenade which also kills Myrna. After seeing this Diana retreats and commits suicide by slashing her wrists and her partially eaten body is found by the four remaining survivors. They again retreat and find a recording of a distressed man warning anyone who finds the town that the rats will kill them like they have his friends.

The survivors are once again attacked by the relentless rats and Deus and Kurt sacrifice themselves to barricade the door to allow Video and Chocolate to escape outside where teams in hazmat suits appear from the sewers, gas all the rats and save the pair. As the survivors thank their saviors and remark they are all friends because they are of the same human race, the leader of the rescue team removes his mask, revealing himself to be a humanoid rat.


  • Ottaviano Dell'Acqua as Kurt
  • Geretta Geretta as Chocolate
  • Massimo Vanni as Taurus
  • Gianni Franco as Video
  • Ann-Gisel Glass as Myrna
  • Cindy Leadbetter as Diana
  • Henry Luciani as Duke
  • Fausto Lombardi as Deus (as Tony Lombardo)
  • Jean-Christophe Brétigniere as Lucifer (as Christoph Bretner)
  • Moune Duvivier as Lilith
  • Christian Fremont as Noah (as Chris Fremont)


Rats: Night of Terror used some of the sets from Sergio Leone's film Once Upon a Time in America.[4] Geretta Geretta took the role after her roommate Dale Wyatt was offered it.[4] Geretta believed it was her second film she did in Italy and she did not speak any Italian.[4][5] Geretta translated her script with a pocket dictionary.[5]

When asked if Claudio Fragasso directed anything of the film, Geretta replied "Hell no" and that "I hear the same crap regarding Dario and Lamberto when we were all on Demons - is that really talented people like Bruno, allow other people to have opinions, chime in, come up with stuff. But Rats is Bruno's film."[5] Geretta continued that Fragasso "had lots of good ideas and Bruno would sort of pull on his chin in silence then if he liked it he'd say "Va bene" and plenty of times he did not say "Va bene"."[5]


Rats: Night of Terror was released in 1984.[4] It was released in Canada with a R rating,[6] after it had been previously submitted and rejected twice.[7]

Rats was released on DVD by Anchor Bay, in their 2005 Fright Pack.[8][9] It was later re-released by Blue Underground in 2007.[10]

Critical reception

Allmovie wrote, "for what it's worth, Rats remains one of Mattei's more watchable efforts."[3]



  1. ^ a b c d Paul 2005, p. 218.
  2. ^ a b c d Muir 2012, p. 374.
  3. ^ a b Robert Firsching. "Rats (1983)". Allmovie. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  4. ^ a b c d Alexander 2014, p. 28.
  5. ^ a b c d Alexander 2014, p. 29.
  6. ^ Shlomo Schwartzberg (March 6, 1987). "Angel Heart gets Restricted rating". Toronto Star. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
  7. ^ Shlomo Schwartzberg (October 10, 1986). "Deadly Friend loses its (exploding) head". Toronto Star. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
  8. ^ "Anchor Bay's latest Fright Pack - Man's Worst Friends". Monsters and Critics. August 28, 2005. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
  9. ^ Par Laurent (1 October 2008). "Rats De Manhattan : Le Z Ultime". Archived from the original on 31 July 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
  10. ^ "RATS: NIGHT OF TERROR". Blue Underground. Retrieved 17 February 2012.


  • Alexander, Chris (2014). "The Rats are Coming...Geretta Geretta is Here!". Delirium. No. 3. Charles Band.
  • Muir, John Kenneth (2012). Horror Films of the 1980s. McFarland. ISBN 978-0786455010.
  • Paul, Louis (2005). Italian Horror Film Directors. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-8749-3.

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