Rats – documentary, USA, 2016


‘Invading this October’

Rats is a 2016 American documentary film directed by Morgan Spurlocks (Freakonomics; Super Size Me).

The film is based on the book by Robert Sullivan titled Observations on the History and Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants.

The film debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film is being shown on the Discovery Channel on October 22, 2016.



Official synopsis:

Rats goes deep beneath the surface to explore the lives of man’s greatest parasite. Oscar nominated director Morgan Spurlock unveils a new form of documentary horror storytelling, journeying around the world to bring viewers face to face with rats while delving into our complicated relationship with these creepy creatures.


In ways never before captured on film, Rats dives deep into New York City’s parks, subway tunnels, and sewers; venture to rice paddies in Cambodia and Vietnam where rats are caught and sold as food, cross worldly streets in India paroled by the revered Night Rat Killers, journey to the English countryside where packs of terriers kill hundreds of rats per day, and look inside a New Orleans lab, where scientists are studying how abandoned neighborhoods are making rats more invasive than ever.”


Attack of the Rats! – article by David Flint

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