The Rats are Coming – the Werewolves are Here (1971)

35mm film, colour, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Andy Milligan.

Plot Summary

In the early 20th century, the Mooney family are isolated in their crumbling English mansion. Pa Mooney claims to be 199 years old, oldest daughter Phoebe cares for him oldest son Mortimer takes care of the family finances, youngest daughter Monica is a rat-torturing sadist and youngest son Malcolm is mentally handicapped and brutish. To add to their woes, they're all werewolves.


Directed by: Andy Milligan
© MCMLXXI [1971] Constitution Films Inc.
William Mishkin Motion Pictures, Inc. presents a Constitution film
Produced by: William Mishkin
Written by: Andy Milligan
Photographed by: Andy Milligan
Editor: Gerald Jackson
Sound: Roy Webb
Wardrobe: Raffine
Make-up: Walter Moody
Hair Styles: Elaine

Hope Stansbury [Monica Mooney]
Jackie Skarvelis [Diana]
Noel Collins [Mortimer Mooney]
Joan Ogden [Phoebe Mooney]
Douglas Phair [Pa Mooney]
Ian Innes [Gerald]
Berwick Kaler [Malcolm Mooney]
Chris Shore [Mr Micawber]
George Clark [real name: Andy Milligan] [the gunsmith]
Lilian Frith [real name: Lilian Frit] [Rebecca]

Alternative Titles

The Curse of the Full Moon
Los hombres lobo están aqui
– Spain
L'invasione degli ultratopi
– Italy



  • Cinema Scope no.87 (Summer 2021) pp.61-63 – illustrated article (DVD Bonus: The grindhouse Genet: In praise of Andy Milligan by Will Sloan)
  • Sight & Sound vol.14 no.4 (April 2004) p.75 – DVD review (Nozone: cheap and nasty by Tim Lucas)


  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.323
  • Horrorshows: The A-Z of Horror in Film, TV, Radio and Theatre by Gene Wright p.245 – credits, review
  • by Walt Lee p.393 – credits