by Encyclopedia_of_Horror | created - 05 Dec 2016 | updated - 15 Jun 2017 | Public

A list of movies for those who have a fear of mice and rats, brought to you by Eric Myford, author of The Encyclopedia of Horror & Suspense Movies book series...

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1. The Food of the Gods (1976)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

A group of friends travel to a remote Canadian island to hunt, only to be attacked by giant killer animals which have populated the place.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Marjoe Gortner, Pamela Franklin, Ralph Meeker, Jon Cypher

Votes: 3,054

2. Food of the Gods II (1989)

R | 91 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

A growth hormone experiment gets out of hand, when the the resulting giant man-eating rats escape, reaking havoc on the unsuspecting campus. Much blood-letting follows.

Director: Damian Lee | Stars: Paul Coufos, Lisa Schrage, Réal Andrews, Stuart Hughes

Votes: 1,005

3. Rats - Notte di terrore (1984)

Unrated | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

In a post-apocalyptic Earth, a group of punk friends find themselves against millions of bloodthirsty rats - but the weirdest is yet to come.

Directors: Bruno Mattei, Claudio Fragasso | Stars: Ottaviano Dell'Acqua, Geretta Geretta, Massimo Vanni, Gianni Franco

Votes: 1,925

4. Burial of the Rats (1995 TV Movie)

R | 78 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

In 19th Century France, a young Bram Stoker is captured by a man-hating, all-female cult of thong bikini wearers. Aided by flesh-eating rats, the warrior women raid the lairs of evil men ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Golden | Stars: Adrienne Barbeau, Maria Ford, Kevin Alber, Olga Kabo

Votes: 398

5. Rats (2003)

R | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

"The Brookdale Institute" is a mysterious, little-known hospital for the criminally insane (a fact which is kept on a need-to know basis). Brookdale has another, more lucrative facet; a ... See full summary »

Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: Sara Downing, Amy Parks, Bailey Chase, Michael Zelniker

Votes: 925

6. Mulberry St (2006)

R | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A deadly infection breaks out in Manhattan, causing humans to devolve into blood-thirsty rat creatures. Six recently evicted tenants must survive the night and protect their downtown ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Mickle | Stars: Nick Damici, Kim Blair, Ron Brice, Bo Corre

Votes: 5,235

7. The Rats (2002 TV Movie)

R | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A clan of evil rats overtakes a Manhattan department store and threatens to overrun the city.

Director: John Lafia | Stars: Mädchen Amick, Vincent Spano, Shawn Michael Howard, Daveigh Chase

Votes: 1,886

8. Altered Species (2001)

R | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

On a moonlit night, in a remote research laboratory, a major medical breakthrough is about to have deadly results. A chemical compound that was created to "hunt and destroy" deadly cancer ... See full summary »

Director: Serge Rodnunsky | Stars: Allen Lee Haff, Leah Rowan, Guy Vieg, Robert Broughton

Votes: 429

9. Ratten - sie werden dich kriegen! (2001 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

In Frankfurt, the mayor has a conflict with the garbage men reducing their salaries and their class is now on strike. The heat associated to the garbage bring rats to the city to search ... See full summary »

Director: Jörg Lühdorff | Stars: Ralph Herforth, Anne Cathrin Buhtz, Christian Kahrmann, Karin Neuhäuser

Votes: 360

10. Willard (1971)

GP | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A social misfit uses his only friends, his pet rats, to exact revenge on his tormentors.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Bruce Davison, Elsa Lanchester, Sondra Locke, Michael Dante

Votes: 3,034 | Gross: $19.22M

11. Willard (2003)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

61 Metascore

A young man with an unusual connection to rats uses them at his own sociopathic will.

Director: Glen Morgan | Stars: Crispin Glover, R. Lee Ermey, Laura Harring, Jackie Burroughs

Votes: 16,403 | Gross: $6.89M

12. Ben (1972)

PG | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

A lonely boy befriends Ben, the leader of a violent pack of killer rats.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Lee Montgomery, Joseph Campanella, Arthur O'Connell, Rosemary Murphy

Votes: 2,092

13. Of Unknown Origin (1983)

R | 88 min | Horror

51 Metascore

A man who recently completed rebuilding a townhouse becomes obsessed with a rat infestation until it becomes an interspecies duel.

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Peter Weller, Jennifer Dale, Lawrence Dane, Kenneth Welsh

Votes: 2,346 | Gross: $1.08M

14. Deadly Eyes (1982)

R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Contaminated grain breeds overgrown, killer rats in this Golden Harvest production. Dachshunds were dressed up as rats for the special effects.

Director: Robert Clouse | Stars: Sam Groom, Sara Botsford, Scatman Crothers, Cec Linder

Votes: 972

15. Saikyôjû tanjô Nezura (2002 Video)

90 min | Horror

A Japanese company funded by the United States army conducts experiments with anti-bacteriological weapons that create a lethal humanoid rat monster which kills all the lab technicians. The... See full summary »

Director: Kanta Tagawa | Stars: Mika Katsumura, Yoshiyuki Kubota, Daisuke Ryû, Ayumu Tokitô

Votes: 54

16. Rat Scratch Fever (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Brought back from a doomed space mission, an army of giant rats develop a big appetite for Los Angeles residents.

Director: Jeff Leroy | Stars: Randal Malone, Tasha Tacosa, Ford Austin, Eric Flenner

Votes: 98

17. Graveyard Shift (1990)

R | 89 min | Horror

28 Metascore

In a very old textile mill with a serious rat infestation, the workers discover a horrifying secret deep in the basement.

Director: Ralph S. Singleton | Stars: David Andrews, Kelly Wolf, Stephen Macht, Andrew Divoff

Votes: 8,340 | Gross: $11.58M

18. Nightmares (1983)

R | 99 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Anthology of four horror tales with a supernatural twist based on urban legends.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Cristina Raines, Joe Lambie, Anthony James, Clare Torao

Votes: 2,501 | Gross: $6.67M

19. Quella villa in fondo al parco (1988)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror

A maniac butchers a fashion model on a Caribbean island and leaves the body to be eaten by rats. The model's sister suspects something isn't quite right with the police investagation and ... See full summary »

Director: Giuliano Carnimeo | Stars: David Warbeck, Janet Agren, Eva Grimaldi, Luisa Menon

Votes: 599

20. The Killer Shrews (1959)

Not Rated | 69 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

On an isolated island, a small group of people are terrorized by giant voracious shrews in the midst of a hurricane.

Director: Ray Kellogg | Stars: James Best, Ingrid Goude, Ken Curtis, Gordon McLendon

Votes: 3,908 | Gross: $1.00M

21. Return of the Killer Shrews (2012)

84 min | Horror

Fifty-three years after being attacked by killer shrews on a remote island, Captain Thorne Sherman is hired by a reality television crew to return to the island in question. The shrews attack again in short order.

Director: Steve Latshaw | Stars: John Schneider, Bruce Davison, James Best, Jennifer Lyons

Votes: 269

22. The Rats Are Coming! The Werewolves Are Here! (1972)

GP | 91 min | Horror

The daughter in a family of werewolves decides to put an end to the family curse.

Director: Andy Milligan | Stars: Hope Stansbury, Jackie Skarvellis, Noel Collins, Joan Ogden

Votes: 272

23. Terror in the Swamp (1985)

87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

In an effort to create the perfect nutria for breeding by the fur industry, a scientist and his assistant inadvertently create a brutal mutation that escapes into the nearby swamps.

Directors: Joe Catalanotto, Martin Folse | Stars: Keith Barker, Chuck Bush, Gerald Daigal, Albert Dyket

Votes: 144

24. Mutantes del año 2000 (1992 Video)

90 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

In a bleak near future the world has really gone to seed due to severe pollution. Toxic smog, acid rain, and grotesquely mutated animals are all direct results of this environmental decay. ... See full summary »

Director: Rubén Galindo Jr. | Stars: Gerardo Albarrán, Rossana San Juan, José Manuel Fernández, Óscar Vallejo

Votes: 31

25. Trilogy of Terror II (1996 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

Three short tales of terror including: woman's encounter when attempting to rob a grave; the story of a woman who summons her son back from the dead; and tale of an African doll who comes to life.

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Lysette Anthony, Geraint Wyn Davies, Matt Clark, Geoffrey Lewis

Votes: 1,220

26. Tara (2001 Video)

R | 85 min | Action, Drama, Horror

When rats invade a town people are forced to fight for their lives, and kill the rats.

Director: Leslie Small | Stars: Isaiah Washington, Ice-T, Guy Torry, A.J. Johnson

Votes: 235

27. Wild beasts - Belve feroci (1984)

Unrated | 92 min | Horror

The water supply for a large city zoo becomes contaminated with PCP, and the animals go crazy and get loose.

Director: Franco Prosperi | Stars: Lorraine De Selle, John Aldrich, Ugo Bologna, Louisa Lloyd

Votes: 701

28. Sonnim (2015)

PG-13 | 119 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Shortly after the Korean war, a father and a son are wandering through the country and make a stop in a remote village, where strange and dangerous happenings occur.

Director: Kim Kwang-tae | Stars: Zach Aguilar, Woo-hee Chun, Dorah Fine, Chris Hackney

Votes: 785

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