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Director:
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Jace Anderson (screenplay)
Boaz Davidson (story)
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Release Date:
15 January 2003 (USA) See more »
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Born Hungry. See more »
Plot:
"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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Cast

  (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)
 
Stunts
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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Also Known As:
"Killer Rats" - Canada (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence/gore, language and brief sexuality
Runtime:
92 min
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Ropey rat rubbish., 14 October 2008
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

Rats starts out promisingly enough, with a suicidal woman being admitted to a secure institution for psychological treatment, only to discover that the staff are hiding the fact that patients are mysteriously going missing; given the title of the film, it comes as no surprise to find that killer rats are to blame for the bizarre disappearances. What does comes as a bit of a surprise, however, are quite how awful the special effects are in this film, and how much they ruin the whole experience.

Director Tibor Takacs' is best known for his 1987 teen-friendly horror The Gate, which delivered plenty of fun chills and thrills and some pretty good effects, proving that the man knew how to construct a decent film. On Rats, however, I suspect that he caught a glimpse of his digital effects mid-shoot, and, on seeing how excruciatingly poor they were, just gave up trying (either that, or The Gate was a fluke).

The barely-above-video-game quality CGI rats are so unconvincingly combined with Takacs' live footage, that I actually felt embarrassed for all those involved with the film (especially Ron Perlman)—a shame, because, had the effects been much better, this could have been quite an enjoyable piece of schlock horror: the cast don't do too badly with the hokey material, the cinematography is good, and there is a bit of welcome gore in the form of some gnawed carcasses and severed heads.

Since Rats, Tibor Takacs' has directed several other creature features (Ice Spiders, Mega Snake, Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep) all of which I have yet to check out; for his sake (and mine) I hope that the monsters in those movies are a tad more believable than his dreadfully shonky rodents.

3.5 out of 10, rounded up to 4 for IMDb.

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