Exclusive Trailer, Poster Premiere: Morgan Spurlock’s Disturbing Documentary, “RATS”


It shouldn’t be much of a surprise to horror fans that the world of horror fiction and the horrifying world of fact that we live in have begun to blend further and further in documentaries. In documentaries such as CROPSEY and THE NIGHTMARE, the worst nightmares are the ones born from reality. Now, a whole new world of horror that lies in the darkness around us is going to get a lurid light shined upon it in the new documentary from Morgan Spurlock, RATS. Disturbing, disgusting, and terrifyingly true, RATS makes its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and FANGORIA is excited to unveil the first trailer and poster for the film below!

Inspired by Robert Sullivan’s New York Times bestselling book, here’s the official synopsis and trailer for RATS…

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.

Following its premiere tonight, RATS will open in 10 markets nationwide on September 23rd and 24th, 2016including Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and St. Louis, in an exclusive Landmark Theatres midnight showing engagement. The film was produced by Warrior Poets in association with Submarine Deluxe and Discovery Channel, the latter whom will be airing the film on October 22nd, 2016. Check out the exclusive poster for the film below, and stay tuned for more on RATS here at FANGORIA.com!



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Ken W. Hanley

Ken W. Hanley is the Managing Web Editor for FANGORIA and STARLOG, as well as the former Web Editor for Diabolique Magazine and a contributing writer to YouWonCannes.com. He’s a graduate from Montclair State University, where he received an award for Excellence in Screenwriting. He’s currently working on screenplays, his debut novel “THE I IN EVIL”, and various other projects, and can be followed on Twitter: @movieguyiguess.

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