“Scavengers seeing red”

Films: Killer Rats (2003)

Alias: None

Type: Mutant

Location: Haunted home

Height/Weight: That of large dogs when full grown.

Affiliation: Neutral, leaning on Evil

Summary: At this point, you might be feeling a bit burnt out by all the homicidal rat movies being released in this decade. But don't worry, because this one has more than a few twists up its sleeve. And it all starts with Ron Perlman creating a rather twisted new strain of rodent.

History: Deep within the decadent place of Brookdale Institute, a monstrous experiment took place. Well, not intentionally, that is. The chief psychiatrist's experiments gave way to a breed of red-eyed rats with heightened growth, intelligence, and appetite. He tried abandoning his work, but the caretaker, Ernst, developed a psychic bond with the mother rat, and now as he profits off the place, the rats get a nice helping of guests and patients to feast on...

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: After Ernst outlives his usefulness to the rats, they are all taken out by a gas leak that ignites and incinerates them all. Except there was another giant rat, and her own brood is off to see the world...

Powers/Abilities: Can form telepathic bonds with whomever they choose.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 2-The red eyes may be a bit unnerving, but everything else about these rodents is a mess. The CGI is terrible even by bad movie standards, and completely destroys any semblance and tension one might have once felt.

Trivia: -Aside from special effect failures, continuity dies here as well. A corpse is shown with his hands chewed off, only to have them magically reappear later.

-This film was directed by Tibor Takaks, the very same person who did "The Gate" and "I, Madman". Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

Image Gallery

The bloody tears of a mother rat having to endure this.

See? LONG after we're gone.
"ARISE! In the name of Ben, KILL!"

They stayed up all night and...oh, wait. They're just crazy.
They're going to be around long after we're gone.

Those goofy little killer oppertunists!
Wait, is that cheese in the bloody pile? You know that's a myth, right?