For years, Willard Stiles (Crispin Glover) has been trapped in a dead end job with no friends and no future. Willard's life seems hopeless until he makes an eerie discovery: He shares a powerful bond with the rats that dwell in his basement. Now a guy who has been trampled in the rat race his entire life is suddenly ready to tear up the competition... beginning with his boss.
Better than the original!
- Willard review by Shatner's Bassoon
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A dark, menacing remake of the 1971 original of the same name, the story of Willard (Crispin Glover), a shy, mysterious, introvert who discovers he has a unique bond with the rats that have infested his basement. He befriends a nice, small white rat who he names Socrates, and a big, bad rat named Ben. Both of whom, along with the hundreds of other rats, can do whatever he tells them to do. Director Glen Morgan manages to give the film a dark stylish look, a creepy atmosphere, and some surprisingly macabre humour. Worth renting for the excellent 'The Year of the Rat' documentary, which provides a fascinating, honest and surprisingly candid insight into the making of Willard, from its conception to its public release.