The Bachman Textile Mill (in-joke alert: Richard Bachman is a pseudonym for Stephen King) is plagued with rats, making on-the-job conditions unpleasant...particularly on the graveyard shift. That's when worker Jason Reed (Jonathan Emerson) has a nasty accident: something gives him such a
fright that he tumbles into a mechanical picking machine's vicious teeth and is killed; there's hardly enough left to bury. An exterminator, eccentric Tucker Cleveland (Brad Dourif), is hired to eliminate the rats, but his efforts are fruitless. To make matters worse, a safety inspector has
threatened to have the place shut down. Though a bribe buys the plant's loathsome foreman Wa...