Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock is back with possibly his strangest film ever, Rats. The film just had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and now we have the first trailer and poster below. Fans will get to see this film on both the big and small screens very soon.
Deadline reports that Landmark Theaters and Submarine Deluxe are teaming up to screen this film in 10 markets for midnight showings on September 23 and September 24. Fans in Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Santa Cruz and St. Louis will be able to see this innovative film on the big screen, before it airs on the Discovery Channel on October 22. Here's what Morgan Spurlock had to say about his new film in a statement.
"I am so proud of this genre-bending movie and am very excited that people will get to experience all its horror doc theatrical glory in Landmark Cinemas. Seeing this on the big screen will give you even bigger nightmares."
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.
Morgan Spurlock directed Rats from a script he co-wrote with Jeremy Chilnick, based on the best-selling book of the same name by Robert Sullivan. The writers both serve as producers, with David Koh, Josh Braun, Dan Braun and Stanley Buchthal serving as executive producers. Take a look at the trailer and poster for Rats below.