A mysterious virus, carried by mutated rats creates pandemonium on the streets of New York City when rat-bite victims turn into homicidal rat-mutants. This movie focuses on six tenants on a small apartment complex on the Lower East Side, Mulberry Street. They must fight to survive the night against the rats and the multiplying mutants.
Low budget horror. If you're a fan of the genre, see it - it's rather good
- Zombie Virus on Mulberry Street review by RP
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This is a rather good, low budget horror film. Rather good because it is claustrophobic, effective, well acted, well photographed, well directed film - and low budget because it was achieved with a reputed figure of only $60k.
The storyline holds no real surprises for a film in this genre - normal New Yorkers get bitten by virus-carrying rats, mutate into flesh-eating rat-like creatures, and attack. There are few survivors. Err, that's it.
So it's a bit of a creature-feature too - and there are no zombies. Quite where this UK DVD title came from I'm not sure - the original title was just 'Mulberry Street'.
The director is Jim Mickle who I first came across in the 2014 film 'Cold in July'. Jim Mickle shares writing credits with the lead actor, Nick Damici. Nothing like keeping it in the family: Jim Mickle's sister Beth is credited as Production Designer and has gone on to work on major films including 2011's successful 'Drive'.
If you're a fan of the genre, see it. I'll give it 4/5 stars - given the budget, it's above average for this kind of film.