Life has become one big trap for Willard. Socially burdened and saddled with a miserable job, Willard seems stuck. Until he makes an eerie discovery : he shares a powerful bond with the rats who dwell in his basement. Suddenly, Willard has friends. Hundreds of them. Even the beautiful office temp who reaches out to Willard takes a backseat to Socrates, Ben and the rest of his rat legion. And when Willard's world is turned upside down by tragedy, those responsible must answer to his rapidly growing pack of ravenous, fearsome friends.