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Rat Gods

Posted in Classic Horror, Giant Monsters, Nature Gone Wild, Science Fiction with tags , , , , , , , , on May 7, 2018 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Gnaw: Food of the Gods Part 2

Food of the Gods II (1989) is also known as Gnaw: Food of the Gods II: Part 2. I like that title better. Has more…flavor.

Gnaw: Food of the Gods: Part 2

Bobby, a young boy, is given a growth serum by Dr. Kate Travis who works at a university with a promising basketball team. Now NBA height, Bobby also becomes aggressive and uses language unbecoming of a large lad.

Gnaw: Food of the Gods: Part 2

Well dang it to heck — maybe the serum was freshness-expired. They test it on rats to be sure. Yep — serum works fine, as the lab rats, now growing to the size of lab desks, bust up the place and escape into the sewer or “utility” tunnels that run beneath the campus.

Gnaw: Food fo the Gods: Part 2

The giant rats kill several people, which is what they’re supposed to do. While Kate is working on an antidote, the rats crash the swimming competition at the University’s new sports complex. This, as it turns out, is the movie’s best scene. Watch blue pool water turn yellow by the screaming swimmers.

Gnaw: Food of the Gods: Part 2

The rats are eventually dealt with, but where’s Big Bobby been the whole time? Why, getting bigger, of course. So, like, where’s Food of the Gods III: Bobby’s Revenge?

Ratting on Rats

Posted in Nature Gone Wild, Science Fiction with tags , , , , , , on April 27, 2016 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Ratten 2

In the easily enunciated Ratten 2 — Sie kommen wieder! (2006), genetically-altered rodents overtake a small town, first introducing themselves by dropping in on a hot fraulein taking a hot bath and showing das boobies. The rats, pouring out of an air vent over the bath tub, eat most of the girl, leaving nothing worth dating in their wake. Thanks for nothing, rats.

Ratten 2

The vermin, liberated (or “befreit” – German for “be free” I think) by a minimum-wage lab assistant, have been genetically re-designed to die once their body temperature hits zero. (Um, aren’t we all like that?) This is where global warming is really gonna come back to bite us in the environment, as the rats are multiplying faster than math rabbits, and swarm through everyone’s nooks and crannies.

Ratten 2

The plan is to lure them into an underground sewer so they can be frozen with cannisters of freeze-y stuff. Plans like this rarely go right, and one guy has to wade through one hundred thousand rodents to reconnect the wire that’s needed to ka-BOOM the place. That he doesn’t get bitten once was a real letdown. In fact, the muscle mice don’t really do anything cool.

Rats – I thought this was gonna be a good movie about rats.

Ratten 2