Deadly Eyes (1982)

Canada, 1982
35mm film, colour, 1.85:1
mono, English

A Canadian/Hong Kong horror film directed by Robert Clouse.

Plot Summary

A deadly species of giant are discovered lurking in the beneath . A public health inspector tries to alert the authorities as the rat attacks become more daring and brutal.


Directed by: Robert Clouse
© MCMLXXXII [1982] Northshore Investments Limited and J.G. Arnold & Associates Limited
Golden Harvest presents. Universal presents [on prints titled The Rats]. A Filmtrust production
Executive Producer: J. Gordon Arnold
Producers: Jeffrey Schechtman, Paul Kahnert
Co-producer: Charles Eglee
Screenplay by: Charles Eglee
Based on the novel The Rats by James Herbert
And a screenplay by Lonon Smith
Director of Photography: René Verzier
Editor: Ron Wisman
Music by: Anthony Guefen
Sound Mixer: Stuart French
Costume Designer: Sharon Purdy
Make-Up: Kathleen Graham
Hairdresser: Jenny Arbour
Special Make-Up Effects and Animal Prosthetics by: Makeup Effects Labs, Allan A. Apone, Frank X. Carrisosa, Ken Myers, Douglas J. White
Special Effects by: Malivoire Productions Inc.
Art Director: Ninkey Dalton
Locations: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sam Groom (Paul Harris)
Sara Botsford (Kelly Leonard)
Scatman Crothers (George Faskins)
Lisa Langlois (Trudy)
Lesleh Donaldson (Martha)
James B. Douglas (Mel Dederick)
Cec Linder as Dr Louis Spencer
Lee-Max Walton (Tim Harris)
Joseph Kelly (Matt)
Kevin Foxx (Hoserman)
Jon Wise (Skip)
Wendy Bushell (Liz)
Charles Jolliffe (Henry Younger)
Dora Dainton (Mrs Trumbull)
Michael Fawkes (motorman)
Mike McManus (Mayor Rizetti)
George Merner (Lester Hymes)
Roger Dunn (Doctor Gordon)
Jaime Hyland (baby Caroline)
Bridget O'Sullivan (bowling shoe lady)

Alternative Titles

Fieras radiactivas – Spain
Nattens øyne – Norway
Night Eyes – West German/alternative USA
Occhi nella notte – Italy
Olhos da Noite – Brazil
Os Olhos da Noite – Portugal
Rats – Australian video box title
The Rats – UK
Les Rats attaquent – France
Die Rückkehr der Killerratten – West German television title
Yön silmät – Finland

Includes extracts from
B.C.: A Christmas Special (1981)



  • The Films of the Eighties by Robert A.Nowlan and Gwendolyn Wright Nowlan p.134 – credits, synopsis
  • Hoffman's Guide to SF, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991-1992 p.94 – credits, review
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films III by Donald C. Willis p.63