The Rats - 2002 (R)


Year of Release: 2002
Rated: R
Director: John J. Lafia
Approx. Running Time: 94 minutes
Format(s): DVD
My Rating: 1 star (Out of 5)

From Back Cover:

"Does for rats what 'The Birds' did for birds and 'Psycho' did for showers"
-Jeffrey M. Anderson, The San Francisco Examiner

They're coming - thousands of ravenous, blood-thirsty rats - and the terrified occupants of a New York City department store have nowhere to hide. Not only are these genetically altered creatures smarter, stronger and bigger than normal rats, they've also acquired a taste for human flesh. Time is running out for investigator Jack Carver (Vincent Spano), the only man who can discover how these rodents become violent killers and stop their trail of victims before it's too late. The suspense builds in the sewers and subways of Gotham as a battle rages to determine which species will or beast!

My Comments:

Though far from being the worst horror movie about rats - for that, see Killer Rats or Rodentz - it is still absolute, utter shit. In fairness, however, I should say that I have yet to see a rat horror movie that is actually good, because, quite frankly, rats just aren't very frightening creatures. They're cute and lovable. And the real rats in this movie (as opposed to the crap CG ones that actually do the attacking) are no exception.

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Rated R (MPAA)
1 Star
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