We see so much stuff that’s shot on digital video nowadays that it’s a pleasure to view something shot on film, especially if it’s in glorious Super 8 black and white. Delicious.
Shot MOS, “Eraticate” is a fairy-tale like film complete with narration cards and soft, dreamy music. It tells the tale of a girl and the special bond she shares with her two rats. It’s a very loving household, just her and the rats, but the balance is disturbed when she brings home a guy. He doesn’t really care for the rats and he even takes to tormenting them behind her back.
The rats have had enough of this s**t. While the girl and her lover are sleeping, the rats escape from their cage with the objective of taking back their happy home. I won’t tell you what happens next, but just know that the girl awakens the next morning to find a Dear John letter in place of her boyfriend. The letter is written on a postcard that has a picture of a bare a*s with the words “F**k You” painted across it.
Directed by Film Threat contributor Ross Williams, “Eraticate” will make sure all you pet owners out there are a little more careful about who you bring home.