The wait is finally over for Jeff Leroy’s super low budget everything-and-the-kitchen-sink creature feature about astronauts who bring back mutant space rats that grow to monstrous proportions and cause all hell to break loose in downtown Los Angeles. This April on DVD you will experience Rat Scratch Fever.
Jeff Leroy’s schlock masterpiece Rat Scratch Fever is one the greatest feats of cinematic ingenuity thus far this century. Made on a budget of cheeseburgers and good intentions, this phantasmagoria of puppets, miniature sets, greenscreens, and live Food of the Gods-style enlarged rodents rat-chets the Dark Star homemade aesthetic to a new glorious extreme, reaching beyond sci-fi and horror conventions to become something truly transcendent, psychedelic, and wow-inducing — and that barely rat-scratches the surface of this madcap ride! A veteran in the world of low-budget horror and softcore skin flicks, Leroy throws everything in his resourceful arsenal (and garage) at the screen for this staggering entertaining tale of astronauts that bring back humungoid mutant rats to a Los Angeles just waiting to be demolished by their feverish claws — resulting in a mash-up of alien invasion, animal disaster and mega-action that boggles the mind, hammers the senses, and fulfills all expectations. Leroy’s incredible trailer has been circulating geek blogs since 2009 — and we can assure you the final product is every bit as mind-shatteringly inventive and crazed as you want it to be.
Allegro Media Group is set to unleash Rat Scratch Fever upon the unsuspecting world on April 10th.
If you want to know why we’re so looking forward to this great big hunk of cinematic cheese, then feast your eyeballs on the gonzo trailer released in advance of last February’s Los Angeles world premiere.
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