WILLARD could have been a great horror film; instead, it just makes you want to lift your feet safely off the floor. With THE BIRDS, Alfred Hitchcock made famous this genre in which masses of creatures attack humans. Since that film movie audiences have witnessed every conceivable
pestilence from frenzied bees to frogs to spiders to snakes. Rats, however, are especially nasty, particularly when they are trained
to kill by the psychotic young Willard Stiles (Bruce Davison). Fed up with his pushy, conniving boss, Al Martin (Ernest Borgnine), office boy Willard decides to make
friends with a couple of rats, whom he calls Ben and Socrates, and trains them to sav...