Mulberry Street

New York Premiere

USA | 85 MINUTES | English |

MULBERRY STREET

Horror, Thriller

One sweltering summer day in New York, the city's rats suddenly, terrifyingly, begin to behave erratically and attack residents across the city. With each bite, New Yorkers devolve into bloodthirsty, rodent-like creatures, killing at will. In this sharp debut film, the horror centers on the diverse residents of Manhattan's 51 Mulberry Street, a building where each tenant has just received an eviction notice. Contemplating their uncertain future, the motley group of denizens goes One sweltering summer day in New York, the city's rats suddenly, terrifyingly, begin to behave erratically and attack residents across the city. With each bite, New Yorkers devolve into bloodthirsty, rodent-like creatures, killing at will. In this sharp debut film, the horror centers on the diverse residents of Manhattan's 51 Mulberry Street, a building where each tenant has just received an eviction notice. Contemplating their uncertain future, the motley group of denizens goes about their daily business, completely unaware of the impending terror. An ex-boxer waits for his daughter's return from a tour of duty in Iraq. A single mother of a teenage boy goes to work in a seedy bar. Two older, long-time residents putter about, lamenting the disrepair of the building. As the day goes on, news stations begin to broadcast advisories about a viral outbreak, but not until the creatures run rampant does it become painfully clear that the city is totally out of control. Stranded with no working subway, the Iraq vet uses her combat skills to make it home, taking us through the city from far uptown all the way to downtown Mulberry Street. Meanwhile, Manhattan is quarantined and the tenants band together, trying to survive through the night while keeping their now-bloodthirsty superintendent at bay. This thought-provoking story is cleverly set in post-September 11 New York - a time of war, rising gas prices and widespread residential displacement as a result of gentrification. With a shoestring budget and strong debut actors, Mickle delivers a brilliant addition to the zombie genre with a steady dose of horror, gore and a stunning finale.