Ben (1972)

Genres - Horror, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Animal Picture, Natural Horror  |   Release Date - Jun 23, 1972 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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This sequel to the rampaging-rodent chiller Willard stars Lee H. Montgomery as young Danny Garrison, a neglected kid who finds a new little friend in Ben -- an intelligent rat whose furry minions managed to slaughter most of the cast of the previous film. Proving that one can't teach an old rat new tricks -- just variations on the old ones -- Ben displays his affection for Danny by directing his posse to off anyone who torments him... in the sweetest possible way, of course, since this is a PG-rated endeavor. This film's reputation was secured primarily by the inclusion of Michael Jackson's saccharine title tune, which seems to resonate more profoundly when regarded as a love song for a big greasy rat.

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animal, attack, boy, ecology, friendship, investigation, murder, rampage, rat [animal]

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Low Artistic Quality