Release Date: March 14th, 2003

DVD Release Date: October 7th, 2003

PG-13 |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

Desperate for companionship, the repressed Willard (Crispin Glover) befriends a group of rats that inhabit his late father's deteriorating mansion. In these furry creatures, Willard finds temporary refuge from daily abuse at the hands of his bedridden mother (Jackie Burroughs) and his father's old partner, Frank (R. Lee Ermey). Soon it becomes clear that the brood of rodents is ready and willing to exact a vicious, deadly revenge on anyone who dares to bully their sensitive new master.

Cast: Crispin Glover, R. Lee Ermey, Jackie Burroughs, Ashlyn Gere, David Parker, Kristen Cloke, Laura Harring, William S. Taylor

Director: Glen Morgan

Genres: Horror

Production Co: New Line Cinema

Distributors: New Line Cinema

Keywords: 1970s, Rivalry, Transformation, Father, Mother, Suspenseful, Office, Murder, Revenge, Offbeat

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    Want your skin to crawl? This one's for you. show more

  • 20
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Everything that was modest, soundly grounded and therefore horrifying about the 1971 rodentarama that starred Bruce Davison is now insistent, Grand-Guignol-intense and therefore shrug-offable when it isn't downright awful.

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    This faithful resurrection of the original "Willard," a twisted gem in its own right, also is funny. show more

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