Deadly Eyes (The Rats) (1982) - Rotten Tomatoes

Deadly Eyes (The Rats) (1982)




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Movie Info

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


Sam Groom
as Paul Harris
Sara Botsford
as Kelly Leonard
Scatman Crothers
as George Faskins
Lisa Langlois
as Trudy White
Cec Linder
as Dr. Louis Spenser
James Douglas
as Mel Dederick
Lee-Max Walton
as Tim Harris
Charles Jolliffe
as Henry Younger
George Merner
as Lester Hymes
Roger Dunn
as Doctor Gordon
Bridget O'Sullivan
as Bowling Shoe Lady
Guy Sanvido
as Neighber
Jack Van Evera
as Tommy Da Spiva
David Hughes
as Official
Michael Hogan
as Cop in Subway
Brian Morrison
as Policeman
Dora Dainton
as Mrs. Trumbull
Bunty Webb
as Bowling Lady
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Critic Reviews for Deadly Eyes (The Rats)

All Critics (7)

A goofy film, but one that's never dull is certainly entertaining enough to warrant the recent occasional cult reputation it's built.

August 2, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

January 7, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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.

September 4, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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.

July 15, 2014 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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.

July 14, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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

July 14, 2013 | Rating: 2/10 | Full Review…

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