In this comedy horror short film, a young woman finds her home plagued by mutant Rats from Outer Space.

Rats! is a horror/comedy short film in the vein of the creature features of the late 80s and early 90s such as Gremlins and Critters. The goal was to create a film with minimal CGI and instead use practical creature puppets and costumes were created by British Special Effects creator Simon Brodie. In combination with buckets of fake blood and drool, the Rats were brought to life and the final film reflects an era of horror films long gone by.

The film was selected for the Horror on Sea film festival ( in Southend-on-sea in January 2014 and a feature film version of the short is currently in development.

Directed by Stewart Sparke (
Written by Paul Butler (
Camera by Callum O'Connell
Sound by Jack Hobbs (
Creatures by Simon Brodie (
Starring Lyndsey Craine (
Music by Matthew Dick (
Sound Design by Benjamin Goldsmith

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