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“From small things comes great power”
The tagline for the horror remake Willard – but whether that power can be controlled is the issue that this film explores.
Crispin Glover (Back to the Future, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter) plays the title character of Willard who is an introverted pushover, bullied by his dying mother (Jackie Burroughs) and his boss Frank Martin (R. Lee Ermey).
He has no friends until he encounters a white rat in his basement named “Socrates”, and soon he befriends and controls a whole army of rats (led by a giant rat named “Ben”). The rats do Willard’s bidding starting with harmless vandalism, but the pranks soon escalate into homicide.