Deadly Eyes (The Rats)
Deadly Eyes (The Rats) (1982)

Contaminated grain breeds overgrown, killer rats in this Golden Harvest production. Dachshunds were dressed up as rats for the special effects.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 23, 1982
DVD Release Date: July 15, 2014
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Heather Wixson
Daily Dead

The film takes its premise very seriously, but it's the use of Daschunds in rat costumes that has given Deadly Eyes something of an unintentional comedic spin, making for a rather uneven horror experience.

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Jeff Beck

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.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

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.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

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

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

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.

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Staci Layne Wilson

Avert your eyes!

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