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Deadly Eyes (1982)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 1 April 1983 (USA)
Contaminated grain breeds overgrown, killer rats in this Golden Harvest production. Dachshunds were dressed up as rats for the special effects.

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Sam Groom ...
Paul Harris
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Kelly Leonard
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George Foskins
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Dr. Louis Spenser
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Trudy White
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Martha
James B. Douglas ...
Mel Dederick
Lee-Max Walton ...
Tim Harris
Joseph Kelly ...
Matt
Kevin Foxx ...
Hoserman
Jon Wise ...
Skip
Wendy Bushell ...
Liz
Charles Jolliffe ...
Henry Younger
Dora Dainton ...
Mrs. Trumbull
Michael Fawkes ...
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Storyline

Corn grain contaminated with steroids produces large rats the size of small dogs who begin feeding on the residents of Toronto. Paul, a college basketball coach, teams up with Kelly, a local health inspector, to uncover the source of the mysterious rat attacks and they eventually try to prevent the opening of a new subway line as well as find the mutant rats nest quickly, or there will be a huge massacre of the entire city! Written by Matt Patay

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Tonight they will rise from the darkness beneath the city... to feed!

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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1 April 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Rückkehr der Killerratten  »

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CAD 1,500,000 (estimated)
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Each dog had to be individually fitted for a rat costume. See more »

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When a man locks himself in the train car to get away from the rats, there is a faint dog barking sound. Dachshunds were used to play the rats and dressed in rat suits. See more »

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Featured in Deadly Eyes: An Interview with Lesleh Donaldson (2014) See more »

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Lolita
Written by Chuck McDermott
Performed by The Chuck McDermott Band
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Gritty Wintertime Rat Horror!
13 May 1999 | by (Venice, CA) – See all my reviews

Even if you know they're really dachshunds in rat suits, they're still pretty gruesome! It doesn't matter how fast you run, they'll still catch you!! There's a classic scene- an attack on a movie theater-- which you'll be thinking about for days afterward. This flick has a gritty, wintertime dinginess which I like. Plus, it's got Mr. Scatman Crothers- how can you go wrong?? Definitely worth a rental, especially for fans of low-budget horror films of the early 80s.


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