Of Unknown Origin is a 1983 horror film directed by George P. Cosmatos. Based on the novel The Visitor by Chauncey G. Parker III, it stars Peter Weller as a New York banker who must fend for himself against a giant rat loose in his renovated brownstone.
Director: George P. Cosmatos
Cast: Peter Weller, Shannon Tweed, Louis Del Grande
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This Halloween season, When Animal Attacks challenges your musophobia with the killer rat film, OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN!
Depending on your fear or love for rats, this Montreal-shot horror gem may be one of the most terrifying films to watch on the big screen or one of the funniest to witness with a crowd. To many viewers, there will be nothing funnier than watching ROBOCOP losing it as he calls war on a gigantic rat in his beautiful home while his wife and son are away on vacation. To other viewers, it may have the opposite effect.
In the film, Peter Weller plays a hard-working, intelligent business man whose world is turned upside down when a rat just won’t leave him alone. Like the films ‘FALLING DOWN or ‘TAKE SHELTER,’ OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN explores the disturbing aspect of how a small inconvenience can snowball into a situation that could legitimately drive even the most successful person to madness.
If you have not seen OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN, we definitely would recommend it even if you suffer from the fear of rats. The final act makes the movie and you are guaranteed to enjoy it regardless if you think it’s hilarious or downright terrifying. – SERENA WHITNEY (Programming Director)
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