A social misfit, Willard is made fun of by his co-workers, and squeezed out of the company started by his deceased father by his boss. His only friends are a couple of rats he raised at home, Ben and Socrates. (And their increasing number of friends) However, when one of them is killed at work, he goes on a rampage using his rats to attack those who have been tormenting him.
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This is the *one* movie you should not see alone.
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Did You Know?
The location for the Stiles family home is the Higgins-Verbeck-Hirsch Mansion in the Windsor Square neighborhood of Los Angeles. This was only the second feature film to shoot on the premises. It was built in 1902 for Illinois grain magnate Hiram Higgins at its original location on Wilshire Blvd. at Rampart St. In 1924, the home's new owner, interior designer Howard Verbeck, had it cut into three sections and trucked to its present location on S. Lucerne Blvd. just north of Wilshire. After the Great Depression, it fell into disrepair over a half century of neglect. During this time, it was used as a retirement home for nuns, a mission, a rooming house for aspiring actors, and various offices. In 1986, Perry and Peggy Hirsch rescued the historic mansion and spent years restoring it. In 1988 it was designated Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 403. See more
Toward the end of the movie when Willard is in the kitchen with Ben preparing to poison the rats you can see the image of the rat wrangler putting Ben on the kitchen counter in the reflection of the glass cabinet. See more
I was good to you, Ben!