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Deadly Eyes (The Rats) (1982)

Deadly Eyes (The Rats)




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Contaminated grain breeds overgrown, killer rats in this Golden Harvest production. Dachshunds were dressed up as rats for the special effects.more
Rating: R
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Charles Eglee
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 15, 2014


Sam Groom
as Paul Harris
Sara Botsford
as Kelly Leonard
Scatman Crothers
as George Faskins
Lisa Langlois
as Trudy White
Cec Linder
as Dr. Louis Spenser
James Douglas
as Mel Dederick
Lee-Max Walton
as Tim Harris
Charles Jolliffe
as Henry Younger
George Merner
as Lester Hymes
Roger Dunn
as Doctor Gordon
Bridget O'Sullivan
as Bowling Shoe Lady
Guy Sanvido
as Neighber
Jack Van Evera
as Tommy Da Spiva
Brian Morrison
as Policeman
Dora Dainton
as Mrs. Trumbull
Bunty Webb
as Bowling Lady
George Merner
as Lester Hymes
Michael Hogan
as Cop in Subway
Mike McManus
as Mayor Rizetti
David Hughes
as Official
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Critic Reviews for Deadly Eyes (The Rats)

All Critics (5)

The rat sequences are rather potent if you can overlook the fact that the ravenous rodents are often DACHSHUNDS, dressed in little rat outfits and little rat masks. But you can't overlook this, which is what makes this movie great entertainment.

Full Review… | September 4, 2014
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Deadly Eyes has a lot of underdeveloped characters and stilted dialogue that drags it down whenever the rats aren't on-screen. The performances are also, shall we say, a bit stiff.

Full Review… | July 15, 2014
Aisle Seat

With its overly-familiar story and a group of characters that you merely hope will soon become rat food, Deadly Eyes makes for a somewhat tedious viewing experience.

Full Review… | July 14, 2014

A legitimately solid candidate for an alcohol-assisted Bad Movie Night party.

Full Review… | July 14, 2013
Antagony & Ecstasy

Avert your eyes!

Full Review… | December 31, 2004

Audience Reviews for Deadly Eyes (The Rats)


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It borders on "so bad its good" but I can't recommend it.


A ratastic '80s horror flick about giant sewer rats. Since this was pre-CGI, the rats are animatronic and also dachshunds dressed up as megarodents. That's right... wiener dogs! Poor Scatman Crothers also makes an appearance here two years after working with Kubrick on "The Shining." This is "Bad Movie We Love" worthy--and drinking while watching is almost required--but you're still better off watching "Willard."

Loved this! A lot of fun. The rats are played by dogs in rat costumes. Glorious. Also has the lovely Lisa Langlois in it. Cant go wrong with that.

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