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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2009:

WEASELS RIP MY FLESH (1979)



Plot Synopsis: One dark night, a NASA probe returning from Venus crash-lands near the wilds of Long Island and unleashes a radioactive curse upon the closest living creature, a rabid weasel. Unbeknownst to the innocent residents, this mutating menace transforms into an invincible fiend, stalking the residents in a terrifying quest to satisfy its hunger for human flesh. Discovering that the weasel's blood possesses fantastic properties of regeneration, mad Dr. Sendam decides to use it for his own twisted purposes while an intrepid government inspector closes in fast on the bloodthirsty, furry menace.

Director:
Nathan Schiff (The Long Island Cannibal Massacre, The Last Heterosexual)

Starring:
John Smihula (The Last Heterosexual, Skeleton Woman)
Fred Borges (The Long Island Cannibal Massacre)

Running Time: 67 minutes.

Film Facts:
-Nathan Schiff wrote and directed "Weasels Rip My Flesh" when he was 16 years old on a budget of $400. In 2004 Image Entertainment saw fit to give the film restoration work, followed by a wide DVD release.
-In 2008, Schiff's short film "Abracadaver!" won an award in the Best Horror Short category at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival.