Okay, here’s a writer to look out for, or, rather, here’s a name for Cullen to look out for. Henry Kuttner. Wrote a story called “The Graveyard Rats”. Worth looking into.
I saw “The Graveyard Rats” as a part of Trilogy of Terror 2 and rather enjoyed it. Of course, any show that makes the rats in Talons of Weng-Chiang look realistic gets bonus points from me. But it made me want to read the orignal.