That being said, the 2003 remake of Willard is kind of awesome in its own quirky little way.
|Ermey is the best jackhole boss, EVER!|
Now, because he has no control over his own life, Willard becomes OBSESSED with the rather large rat colony that's infested his family home. He adopts one of them as a personal friend and names him Socrates but he befriends the whole colony along with a HUGE rat that he names Big Ben (played by a Gambian pouched rat which is the size of your average house cat and has big ole cheek pouches like a hamster... they're adorable and I want one but, because of monkey pox, they're outlawed in Ohio).
|Watching you... always watching...|
|Well, if she hadn't fallen, the rats would have thought she was too stringy, anyway.|
|Because keeping an army of rats is COMPLETELY sane.|
After that, though, Willard finds that he still doesn't trust Ben so he tries to get rid of him and, because Ben leads them, the other rats. Ben, of course, LIKES converting oxygen to carbon dioxide and leads the army of rats against Willard. Willard survives, but barely, and ends up institutionalized, befriending yet another white rat which would have shut down any other mental health facility.
|She likes her men like she likes her porn. Crazy and locked away from prying eyes.|
I mean, you feel bad for Willard, you really do, and when he DOES get his chance at revenge you find yourself cheering a little. Of course, this, ultimately, makes him into the villain he didn't want to be but watching him grow a pair and defend himself is a satisfying movie moment.
This one isn't for most folks. It's a little cerebral, even considering the subject matter, and there's not a lot of gore so it might not meet gorehound specs but I think it's just peachy.