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15 January 2003 (USA) See more »
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"The Brookdale Institute" is a mysterious, little-known hospital for the criminally insane (a fact which is kept on a need-to know basis)... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Creepy asylum where people are dying gruesomely and mysteriously by dreadful rodents 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

Dessy Tenekedjieva ... Cypress (as Desislava Tenekedjieva)
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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Creepy asylum where people are dying gruesomely and mysteriously by dreadful rodents, 30 April 2008
Author: ma-cortes

The tale concerns about the Brookdale asylum is a strange hospital for the insane, mad and criminals. Jennifer(Sara Dowling) an intrepid reporter for Philadelpia Enquirer newspaper and guised as a patient investigates about possible health rules infraction. But Brookdale hospital is infested with astonishing and super-intelligent killer rats created long time ago by Doctor Winslow(Ron Perlman). Nowadays an ex-patient(Michael Zilkene) is developing a symbiotic friendship with the large bugs. The inmates are attacked by the amazing rodents who are mobilizing to do battle with the human intruders. This is a terror-thriller quite exciting where large creatures roam for facing off the patients fears and developing a bloodthirsty and eerie hunger.

The rats, themselves, of course , are the real stars , as deliver the goods with genuine chills, terror and tension. The film provides lots of screams, blood and gore and with creepy atmosphere which becomes pretty sinister when the rats appear. This movie with thin characters and contrived plot, packs grisly murders and the filmmaker retains a fascination with the decapitated members. The rats are mostly made by computer generator FX, as usual, they're frightening astounding and quite convincing . The motion picture is regularly directed by Tibor Takacs. Born Budapest, Takacs has directed TV movies(Sabrina, the teenage witch,Outer limits, Earth, final conflict), Mark Dacascos vehicles(Deathline,Sanctuary,Sabotage) and giant monsters and bugs movies(Rats,MegaSnake, Ice spider, Mansquito,). Another films about the Rats sub-genre are the following: Food of gods(76, Bert I Gordon); Food of the godsII(1988, Damian Lee),Willard(1973, Daniel Mann with Bruce Davison), Willard(2003, Glen Morgan with Crispin Glover), The Rats (2002, John Lafia with Vincent Spano), among others.

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