Rat Pfink a Boo Boo (1966)

Rat Pfink a Boo Boo (1966)

Directed by: Ray Dennis Steckler

Starring: Carolyn Brandt, Ron Haydock, Titus Moede

Fans of MST3K might notice that the director of this film, Ray Dennis Steckler, is also responsible for a film they did, The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies. I don’t think I would argue that Rat Pfink a Boo Boo is worse than that, but it definitely is about that same caliber of film.

The girlfriend of a pop rock singer/guitarist is repeatedly terrorized by threatening phone calls from a group of… uh… I guess they’re just generic bad guys. One uses a hammer, one uses a chain, and the other hides in garbage cans. Anyway, they eventually kidnap the girl and the singer and the girl’s gardener go into a closet to transform into… Rat Pfink and Boo Boo! Superheroes with the power to drive motorcycles and not do a very good job at fighting people! They follow the kidnappers into the woods after a fanciful backyard fight scene, and face their final obstacle: a gorilla. After they save the girl from the gorilla, a parade is thrown in their honor (or possibly they just filmed a Veteran’s Day parade and made it look like it was for them, whatever).

This movie is unique because they literally decided to make a different movie halfway through this thing. They just got bored or didn’t like the “suspense crime drama” they were doing and said, what the fuck, superheroes. If not for that strange, unique quality, this film would be almost not even worth mentioning. The reason I sought it out was because I have an old Leonard Martin film guide which has a review for this movie, and the entirety of the review is the word “Bad.” If that’s not a good enough reason to do anything, I don’t even know who you are anymore, man.

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