MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 132 this week

Willard (1971)

6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 1,623 users  
Reviews: 30 user | 23 critic

A social misfit, Willard is made fun of by his co-workers, and squeezed out of the company started by his deceased father by his boss. His only friends are a couple of rats he raised at ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (novel)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 49 titles
created 18 Feb 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 26 Jun 2011
 
a list of 44 titles
created 22 Feb 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 15 Jul 2012
 
a list of 47 titles
created 03 Nov 2012
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Willard (1971)

Willard (1971) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Willard.

User Polls

2 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
Jody Gilbert ...
William Hansen ...
Barskin
John Myhers ...
...
Joan Shawlee ...
Almira Sessions ...
Pauline Drake ...
Helen Spring ...
Alan Baxter ...
Sherry Presnell ...
...
Edit

Storyline

A social misfit, Willard is made fun of by his co-workers, and squeezed out of the company started by his deceased father by his boss. His only friends are a couple of rats he raised at home, Ben and Socrates. (And their increasing number of friends) However, when one of them is killed at work, he goes on a rampage using his rats to attack those who have been tormenting him. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Where your nightmares end...WILLARD begins. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 November 1971 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Ratman's Notebooks  »

Box Office

Gross:

$19,216,000 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The surprise box office success of this film would inspire a slew of animal-themed horror films in the early 70's. See more »

Quotes

Willard Stiles: Tear him up!
See more »

Connections

Featured in Monster Mania (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I wouldn't call it "Psycho", but it's still quite memorable
22 May 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

My mom remembers seeing "Willard" when it first came out, and so she encouraged me to see it. It tells the story of Willard Stiles (Bruce Davison), an outcast who still lives with his mother Henrietta (Elsa Lanchester). But Willard discovers that their house has some other inhabitants: rats. He quickly befriends the critters, and then turns them into a sort of army who will obey all his commands. To add to this situation, Willard and his mother believed that his father died naturally, but it begins to look like Willard's boss Al Martin (Ernest Borgnine) may have been involved.

The old, dark house, and the young man living with his mother might bring to mind "Psycho", but "Willard" seems to me to be more of a story of an outcast taking revenge on the world that rejected him.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Youtube Scarf_Girl
What about the poor cat?????? pcuser1
Whats the deal here belasdream242
anyone ever read the book belasdream242
Was Bruce a hottie or what?? jazznut1970
correcting myself laustcawz-789-925423
Discuss Willard (1971) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?