Rats! (2014) is a short English horror comedy directed by Stewart Sparke for Glass Cannon. Written by Paul Butler. Starring Lindsey Craine as “Molly”, Adam Cliff as “Cyber Rat Baby”, and Lawrence Edmonds as “Cyber Rat Overlord”. In Rats!, “a young woman finds her home plagued by mutant rats from outer space.”
Rats! is a horror/comedy short film in the vein of the creature features of the late ’80s and early ’90s such as Gremlins and Critters. The goal was to create a film with minimal CGI and instead use practical creature puppets and costumes were created by British Special Effects creator Simon Brodie. In combination with buckets of fake blood and drool, the rats were brought to life and the final film reflects an era of horror films long gone by.
Not rated. 3:24 run time. Watch the film here …
Watch Rats! on Vimeo (here).
My thoughts… Rats! looks and sounds awesome! The lighting and the music is very authentic to the type of film they were trying to re-create. However, the real joy of Rats!, for me, is Lindsey Craine! She is soooooo adorable! She’s my new crush! The filmmakers say that a feature film version of Rats! is currently in development. I’m all for that – if Craine reprises her role as Molly!