First, the spiel: “After a deadly experiment on a rat goes wrong, the mutated rat has been let loose in a city and a group of detectives are on the hunt for the beast. Zoologist, Allen Marsh (Ricardo Freitas) must work alongside a grieving widow to help the detectives capture and exterminate the mutated rat. As the body count rises, no one is safe, and the rat is growing at a rapid pace!”
Okay, that alone is enough to snag my attention and probably get me to watch the movie. Throw in the image provided, and I’m sold. Then there’s the trailer. You can check it out for yourself by clicking here.
Scott Jeffrey is the writer-slash-director of the film. His previous works include MOTHER KRAMPUS, THE CURSE OF HUMPTY DUMPTY, and EXORCIST VENGEANCE. Sounds like this dude and I were separated at birth. We are truly kindred spirits.
The cast includes Ricardo Freitas, Amanda-Jade Tyler, James Robertson, Abi Casson Thompson, and Derek Nelson appearing as “Rat”. Nelson appeared in WEREWOLVES OF THE THIRD REICH, not as a giant anthropomorphized rat, which he will be portraying, we can assume, in this feature.
I could have written about this production over at our sister site VAMPIRES.COM given how much the Rat monster looks bat-like, showcasing the close familial relationship between the two animals.