Morgan Spurlock’s ‘Rats’ To Infest Landmark Theatres For Midnight Screenings


UPDATE 9/14/16 PM: A trailer was released today, which you can watch above.

Original article 9/13/16 at 11:30 AM: EXCLUSIVE: Landmark Theatres and Submarine Deluxe are teaming to release Morgan Spurlock’s new feature documentary Rats in 10 markets nationwide in midnight screenings September 23-24 exclusively at Landmark venues. The innovative theatrical play comes ahead of the docu’s TV bow October 22 on Discovery Channel. The pic, described as a modern-day horror film, has its world premiere tonight at the Toronto Film Festival’s Midnight Madness section.

In the docu based on Robert Sullivan’s bestselling book, Spurlock and his team travel around the world to bring viewers face to face with rats while delving into humans’ complicated relationship with the creepy creatures. The plan is to show it at Landmark cinemas in Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Santa Cruz and St. Louis.

“I am so proud of this genre-bending movie and am very excited that people will get to experience all its horror doc theatrical glory in Landmark Cinemas,” said Spurlock, whose Warrior Poets produced the film with Discovery, Dakota Group Ltd and Submarine Deluxe. “Seeing this on the big screen will give you even bigger nightmares.”

Spurlock co-wrote and pic and produced with Jeremy Chilnick. David Koh, Josh Braun, Dan Braun and Stanley Buchthal executive produced.

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