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Murderous mice threaten to devour hospital patients unless they're taken to their leader Mickey…just kidding. See more (23 total) »


  (in credits order)

Sara Downing ... Samantha / Jennifer
Amy Parks ... Maureen

Bailey Chase ... Johnny Falls

Michael Zelniker ... Ernst

Sean Cullen ... Lenny
Michael Hagerty ... Michael

Tarri Markel ... Naomi

Ron Perlman ... Dr. William Winslow
Patrick Dreikauss ... Morgan

Eileen Grubba ... Rose

Desislava Tenekedjieva ... Cypress
John Paul Young ... Hans: The Exterminator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matthew Brunewasser ... Policeman

Denise Dowse ... Matilda

Adam Gierasch ... Jim

Marco Greco ... Kevin
Plamen Manassiev ... Annoyed Patient
Carla Rahal ... Bored Nurse
Atanas Srebrev ... Reporter 1 (as Nasko Srebrov)
Marianne Stanicheva ... Roberta
Plamen Tananeev ... Burly Security Guard
Annie Nigh Ward ... TV Reporter
Ajani Williams ... Scared Patient
Brandon Grimes ... Jack (uncredited)

Directed by
Tibor Takács 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jace Anderson  screenplay
Boaz Davidson  story
Adam Gierasch  screenplay
Brian Irving  uncredited

Produced by
Boaz Davidson .... producer
Danny Dimbort .... executive producer
Dave Duce .... co-producer
Avi Lerner .... executive producer
Danny Lerner .... producer
Trevor Short .... executive producer
David Varod .... producer
Original Music by
Alex Khaskin (co-composer)
Guy Zerafa 
Cinematography by
Barry Gravelle 
Film Editing by
Ellen Fine 
Casting by
Shana Landsburg 
Production Design by
Gordon Wilding 
Makeup Department
Sofi Davidova .... makeup artist
Ivon Ivanova .... makeup artist
Production Management
Bobby Ranghelov .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Petya Evtimova .... second second assistant director
Milos Milicevic .... first assistant director
Brian O'Sullivan .... first assistant director
Antony Tanev .... second second assistant director
Kamen Velkovsky .... second assistant director
Art Department
Bogdan Bogdanov .... carpenter
Nikola Branchev .... stand-by props
Maria Doicheva .... set dresser
Irina Hadzhieva .... art department coordinator
Jasen Kovachev .... construction team
Irena Nikolich .... painter
Vladimir Petkov .... carpenter
Ivan Petrov .... property master
Ivan Ranghelov .... set dresser
Lyubo Samardjiev .... set dresser
Iva Sasheva .... storyboard artist
Rosen Stefanov .... set dresser
Todor Tunov .... set dresser
Evgeni Yordanov .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Donald Murray .... dialogue editor
John Rice .... sound editor
Phillip Seretti .... post-production sound supervisor
Phillip Seretti .... sound re-recording mixer
Krasimir Shtabekov .... boom operator
Janja Vujovich .... post-production sound supervisor
Special Effects by
Willie Botha .... special effects supervisor
Ivo Jivkov .... special effects crew
Marten Ruskov .... special effects technician
Yana Stoyanova .... special effects artist
Visual Effects by
Melissa Best .... compositor: Frantic Films
Jason Booth .... rotoscope artist
Conrad Dueck .... 3D supervisor: Frantic Films
Sean Konrad .... digital compositor
Archie Villaverde .... animator
Dan Wrightsell .... visual effects
Wes C. Caefer .... visual effects supervisor: on-set (uncredited)
Brenda Campbell .... compositor: Frantic Films (uncredited)
Robert Green .... digital artist (uncredited)
Boyan Anev .... stunts
George Karlukovski .... stunt double
Radka Petkova .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Mihail Apostolov .... best boy grip
Hristo Idakiev .... electrician
Jonathan Nixon .... additional photographer
Animation Department
Louie Hinayo .... animator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Atanas Ivanov .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Aaron Marshall .... first assistant editor
Todor G. Todorov .... colorist
Music Department
Dave Klotz .... composer: additional music
Dave Klotz .... musician
Dave Klotz .... score mixer
Dave Klotz .... score recordist
Other crew
Vessela Bannzurkova .... production assistant
Peter J. Clark .... script supervisor
Orlin Grozdanov .... production assistant
Galina Kitanova .... assistant to director
Peter Rakovski .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Killer Rats" - Canada (English title)
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Rated R for violence/gore, language and brief sexuality
92 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)
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Murderous mice threaten to devour hospital patients unless they're taken to their leader Mickey…just kidding., 30 April 2005
Author: Tressa Breen from United States

At a mental health institution, the rats from a forgotten experiment (how anyone can forget an experiment I'll never understand, talk about a swiss cheese memory) have begun to mutate (of course) and eat the patients (guess the kitchen was out of head cheese) just as an undercover reporter checks in to do an inside story on the clinic (timing is everything, the proverbial hickory clock must not have struck one yet and the mouse is still running up it).

Okay, I have to be honest, this movie was lame. The special effects were horrible. The mother rat looked like some cheesy Halloween house decoration you'd leave out on your porch to wipe your feet on. The rat spawns had such fake glowing red eyes you'd think they'd be blind (but then again they all had their tails and there were way more than three of them). There was even a "Willard" type character who had a telepathic bond with the rodents (all he must have heard was "Brains! Brains! Must have fresh brains!" because the rats decapitated their victims). Although if you're actually into B- horror flicks you may love this movie and think it's the Mouse King of the genre.

Ron Perlman plays the head of the institution and the head of the forgotten experiment. It's a bad movie but he at least is, as always, good. Want to know more? Remember the remarks I made earlier about head cheese and decapitations?

Definitely a rental and definitely have a drink.

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