Weasels Rip My Flesh (1979)
Whilst Weasels Rip My Flesh is easy to dismiss as a nonsensical crap-fest, one thing must be taken into account; It was made by sixteen year old Nathan Schiff on a budget of $400. Sixteen! Wait.., SIXTEEN! Somehow this sixteen year old kid managed to a) make this and other feature films, b) coheres adults to act in his movies, and c) get said movies (eventually) released on DVD. All of that is absolutely remarkable. As you may imagine, the plot of a film that comes from the mind of a sixteen year old boy goes a little something like this: Space goop from a crashed NASA spacecraft mutates a weasel into a giant paper-mâché creature who rips folks arms off. In the meantime a mad scientist hellbent on world domination is attempting to build an army of indestructible weasel humans. At least that’s what I think was happening, but I can’t be 100% certain. Make no mistake, this is a student movie in every conceivable way, complete with household props, duct tape, one of the worst realised monsters you’re ever likely to see, and a lack of any rudimentary filmmaking integrity. But, It’s made by a sixteen year old which just makes it a rather splendid achievement.
So, who out there can lay claim to seeing this very unusual entry into horror cinema?
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