Films: Mulberry Street (2006)
Location: Civilized Area
Height/Weight: That of average humans.
Summary: Rats. Again. Wait a minute, the rats aren't really the main aggressor here? It's actually...oh dear. This could get messy...
History: A combination of poor environmental conditions, a heatwave, and pollution, the rat population of downtown Manhattan has become infected with a bizarre disease. Worse are what it does to humans. It turns them into ravenous, bloody rat-man zombies out for flesh. Now the whole place has been quarantined, and a few survivors are scrounging for a way out of the carnage.
Notable Kills: Nothing special.
Final Fate: Alas, it seems that Mulberry street is going to be uninhabitable, as the government swoops in to kill everyone in the area, whether they be infected or not.
Powers/Abilities: Can spread the virus with a bite.
Weakness: Anything conventional.
Scariness Factor: 4-Zombies are scary. Rat-zombies are something else entirely. Savage and perpetually hungry, these gnawing menaces will make you wish for the days when the worst rat problem was a good swarm.
Trivia: -This film's main writers, Jim Mickle and Nick Damici, came up with it after their previous idea for a zombie flick, "Dead of Night", got too expensive. Almost every actor they had was someone they knew from an apartment building.
-The diseases rats usually carry include the plague (blame the fleas), salmonella, tularemia, hantavirus, and of course, rat bite fever.