– (2020) – A young boy is turned into a mouse at a witch convention and looks for a way to settle the score. Pretty much the same movie as the 1990 original, but suffers in comparison thanks to an overreliance of CGI and an overall lack of dark morbidity. Moves fast, but covers no new ground.
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– (1990) – A young boy is turned into a mouse at a witch convention and looks for a way to settle the score. Mostly obnoxious at first, and always remains awkward, but does provide some fun moments once the kid becomes a rodent. A strange blend of horror and kiddie fodder, but it always holds interest and reasons to see it through to the end.
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– (2017) – A farmer who kills his wife over land is later haunted by her ghost and terrorized by rats. Takes forever to get going, but eventually hits a mysterious and involving stride. When all is said and done, however, nothing much is amounted to as nothing new is ever put forth. On the bright side, Thomas Jane is terrific.
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– (1995) – A vampire spreads his curse while Van Helsing and others aim to stop him. Packs a ton of jokes into the scant running time, but very few actually work. Considerably lame on most occasions, though it does move fast and has a light, carefree tone.
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– (1982) – Rats lay waste to humans in single and mass quantities. The rodent mayhem isn’t too bad, and gets off to a gutsy start, but scenes of horror are too infrequent. The drama subplots hold attention, though nothing here is entirely new or creative.
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– (2007) – Russian and American troops encounter pissed off bats while searching for rebels. Pretends it’s military authentic by speaking macho jargon (often with horrid accents), but feels like a bunch of amateurs playing with toy guns and CGI bats. Embarrassing.
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– (1999) – Scientifically engineered bats tear apart a small town fang by bloody fang. Close to exciting during moments of mayhem, but subsequent scenes are crippled by lousy dialog and routine characters. Not exactly innovative, but often amusing.
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– (1979) – A vampire relocates to a new town and brings with him rats and death. Count Dracula sure looks creepy, but he, like the rest of the film, doesn’t do much. Mistakes slow motion for artistry while the plot has too many standstill moments.
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– (1983) – A man who’s alone in his self-renovated house confronts a persistently wicked rat. Suffers in the area of human drama, and gets silly at times, but the concept and ideas are steadily enjoyable on subtle levels. Thin, but often creepy.
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– (1983) – Anthology of four stories that focus on an escaped lunatic, a video game junkie, a faithless priest and a giant rat. More than a little entertaining as a whole, as the stories range from creepy to innovative to familiar to downright scary. Hard to find faults in this realm of ’80s bliss.
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