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BOOB TUBE REVIEW 1

BURIAL OF THE RATS (1995) (TV MOVIE)
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Directed By:
Dan Golden

Starring:
Adrienne Barbeau, Maria Ford, Kevin Alber, Olga Kabo and Inna Khokhlushkina

Rated R
Genre: Horror
Format Used: Netflix DVD
Contains: Graphic Language, Graphic Violence, Nudity, Sexual Content
Also Known As:
Bram Stoker's 'Burial of the Rats'
Roger Corman Presents 'Burial of the Rats'

THE PLOT:

Bram Stoker has been kidnapped by a cult of crazed women who worship carnivorous rats that can strip a man to the bone so fast a piranha firsh would say "Damn, that's fast." Lost within the world of the Rat Worshipers, Bram decides to stay and explore this strange new world to research it so he can write about it when and if he returns to the normal world.

The men hating leader of the cult agrees so the world can know the plight of women in this creul century. A world where ten year old are sent to be Prostitutes in order to "work off" stealing bread.

ZEDD'S OPINION:

Okay, Burial Of The Rats. The most obscure Bram Stoker book ever! I mean, I never heard of it until this movie came out. Roger Cormen is not the best Producer, writer or director. But he does give respect where respect is due. If you ever watched one of Cormen's Poe pieces, then you know what I mean and I believe that Cormen gives Stoker's Rats the same respect that he did Poe's Raven. But I'm not sure if this particular book translates well into a movie, even one made for cable. I really can't put my finger on it, but BURIAL OF THE RATS is missing something. It's not bad, but it seems to be missing something in the story. But still, the cast do a great job, the rats are cool. It's fairly descent. I give it 7 STARS.

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

I agree with Zedd, except there are some things I can put my fingers on. For one thing, the time peroid. I know I wasn't there, but I never heard of children forced in Prostition for stealing bread. They went to jail like everybody else. That sounds more like they would do during Louis the XVIth time peroid. It does seem a little on the far fetched side consider how friendly they were the US at the time peroid. 7 STARS.

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ RATS (The super rats are cool.)
+ ATMOSPHERE (The world of 19th Century France comes to life.)
+ RESPECT (You can see the respect for the original work.)
+ CAST (The cast does a great job.)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- TRANSLATE TO SCREEN (I'm not sure if this movie translate well from page to screen?)
- TIME PEROID (It's hard to believe that France would do that to a child in that time peroid.)

...AND FINALLY...

- FAN BASED (If you don't like rats or are terrorified of rats, then this is not the movie for you.)

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