The Mutation (2021)

After a deadly experiment on a rat goes wrong — alright, that’s all you had to tell me.

I’m in.

The mutated rat has been let loose in a city and a group of detectives, a zoologist and a grieving widow must join forces to exterminate that rat which is growing larger and larger.

Again, all in.

Scott Jeffrey is producing, directing and just plain churning out movies from the UK and this one, well, one look at the goofy rat in the trailer made me love whatever this ended up being. This movie should serve as a lesson to research scientists everywhere: if you inject a rat with anabolic steroids and uranium isotopes, it will become a killing machine. You will get people killed. You may possibly be killed by said gigantic rat.

A mix of dude in costume and CGI along with practical effects for the gore makes this look way better than I expected. It’s not a blockbuster-looking movie, but it’s pretty much exactly what it needs to be: a creature feature that can equally make you laugh and gross you out.

Also, between this, Deadly Eyes and Rats: The Night of Terror, I realize that there may be an entire rat genre.

The Mutation is available on demand and on DVD from Uncork’d Entertainment.

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