But Crazy in A Good Way

Crispin Glover gets his first big role, with rats

The accepted wisdom about Crispin Glover is that you don't want to make a film with him. Even though he's vastly talented, he's nuts. So it's not surprising that in Willard, his first starring role in a major film, Glover doesn't share many scenes with human beings but instead talks mostly to the rats he trains to take revenge on those who bully him. A remake of a 1971 horror film, the movie, which opens this Friday, is--assuming that masses of large rats gross you out--creepy and disturbing. And Glover, as usual, is phenomenal.

From his tormented neurotic in River's Edge...

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