Ratman's Notebooks/YMMV

    Everything About Fiction You Never Wanted to Know.

    • Adaptation Displacement: The original book was overshadowed by 1971 version of Willard, which was in turn overshadowed by its 2003 remake
    • Breakaway Pop Hit: Michael Jackson's performance of "Ben" (which was written for the original movie's 1973 sequel) is probably more popular than either the book or the two movies.
    • Crowning Music of Awesome: Crispin Glover singing Ben during the end credits to the 2003 movie. Oh, and for good measure, he is accompanied by an accordion.
    • Jerkass Woobie: Miss Leech from the 2003 movie
    • Moral Event Horizon: Ratman approaches the final line several times before he finally crosses it.
    • Needs More Love: The original novel is out of print. The 1971 movie is only available on VHS.
    • Squick
    • The Woobie: The Main Character, but moreso in the movies than in the book.
      • Crispin Glover's Willard particularly gives us a really good perfomance of him. His fall into madness is really something to see, and his woobieness is just something that he could alone pull on.