Somehow, I don’t know how, I have been grossly neglecting reporting on Jeff Leroy’s ambitiously cheesy and damn proud of it Rat Scratch Fever. Scratch that. One look at the new trailer for it, and I’ve got me a serious case of (Insert Title Here).
The budget is low but the creativity is high, as evidenced by this latest trailer for Rat Scratch Fever, the terrifying tale of giant rats from outer space running amok in Los Angeles. Not to be confused with the human-sized rats that already run amok in the streets of L.A.; we call them agents. RIMSHOT!
Low budget terror involving giant vermin is nothing new to writer-director Jeff Leroy; giant spiders attacked in his 2003 monster mash Creepies. But Rat Scratch Fever – this looks completely off the charts.
“The toothy terror begins when astronaut Sonja (Tasha Tacosa) travels with a team to a distant planet in search of life. The private firm that finances her mission is the Steel Space Corporation. The founder of the corporation is Dr. Steel (Randal Malone). When her mission goes awry after being attacked by giant rats from another planet, Sonja’s ex-marine boyfriend Jake (Ford Austin), has to race against time to save her from Doctor Steel. The rats then make it back to earth and takeover LA!”
Big rats! Little rats! Everywhere a space rat! I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see a giant Mechagodzilla-sized robotic Pied Piper saving the day after witnessing the craziness of this trailer. Give it a look below, but don’t be surprised if afterwards you find yourself with a serious case of Rat Scratch Fever. And if you’re feeling really daring, visit the film’s MySpace page, too.
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