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This film is based on the novel Ratman's Notebooks, by Stephen Gilbert. Bruce Davison is Willard Stiles, a 27-year-old mama's boy whose repressions are bottled up inside and come to the fore in his nervous nail-biting. As one character describes Willard, "Willard is basically an extrovert, but it's all inside." Willard and his possessive invalid mother, Henrietta (Elsa Lanchester), live in thrall to Al Martin (Ernest Borgnine), the man who took over a foundry business after the death of Willard's father. Willard inwardly seethes but mostly stays in his run-down… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Really little more than a crudely directed revenge thriller."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Any movie with Ernest Borgnine eaten by rats isn't all bad."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"A killer classic with teeth!"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"The most terrifying thing about the movie is the sight of Ernest Borgnine strutting around in skin-tight red polyester pants; even an army of swarming rats is easier to look at than that."
‑ James Sanford, James Sanford on Film
"It's a cult classic with claws."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, StaciWilson.com
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