Killer Rats

KILLER RATS. 2003

Director: Tibor Tackacs

Reviewed by Paghat the Ratgirl



I love rats so I never really believe they're as horrible as these sorts of films would have them be. Still, I had higher hopes for this one because director Tibor Tackacs made a wonderful film called I, Madman about a woman who likes seedy horrific pulp fiction, until reality & fiction get all mixed up in her real world.

I, Madman was such an imaginative surreal romp. So even though Killer Rats is a dumb title, I just wanted Tibor to do more with it than such a title implies is likely.

Alas it follows a pretty ordinary plot-line of drug-altered giant killer rats. The best I can say for it is the ultimate rat encounter has such laughably unconvincing special effects that it almost wins out on the basis of campy chutzpah.

The film has its moments & I wasn't bored to tears, but how does someone with the imagination to make I, Madman end up doing a film as workmanlike & ordinary as this junky tale???

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