R | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Contaminated grain breeds overgrown, killer rats in this Golden Harvest production. Dachshunds were dressed up as rats for the special effects.
This film gained a cult following with other Canadian-made horror films such as My Bloody Valentine (1981) Goosebumps: Welcome to Dead House (1997) and Urban Legend (1998), and is frequently shown for viewings during Halloween through Ontario, mostly for universities and for film students to watch as a joke. Deadly Eyes was later released to DVD/Blu-Ray and the VHS version still circulates on websites such as Vimeo and YouTube.
When a man locks himself in the train car to get away from the rats, there is a faint dog barking sound. Dachshunds were used to play the rats and dressed in rat suits.
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