Willard ★★ 1971 (PG)
Willard is a lonely, psychotic youngster who trains a group of rats, his only friends, to attack his enemies. Not as disgusting as it might have been (rated PG), but pretty weird and not redeemed by any sense of style or humor. Popular at the boxoffice; followed by inferior “Ben.” Based on Stephen Gilbert's novel “Ratman's Notebooks.” 95m/C VHS . Bruce Davison, Ernest Borgnine, Elsa Lanchester, Sondra Locke, Michael Dante, J. Pat O'Malley, Jody Gilbert, William Hansen; D: Daniel Mann; W: Gilbert Ralston; C: Robert B. Hauser; M: Alex North.