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The Bat People (1974)

After being bitten by a bat in a cave, a doctor undergoes an accelerating transformation into a man-bat, which ruins his vacation and causes considerable distress for his wife.

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A doctor specializing in bats, and his new wife interrupt their honeymoon to go spelunking in Carlsbad Cavern. There he is bitten by a fruit bat and inexplicably undergoes a transformation into a vampire bat. He ultimately escapes, however, escaping back to the caves. His wife, infected by her husband, kills the local constabulary and goes to join him. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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After the sun has set and the night wind has died comes the hour of the bat people!

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30 January 1974 (USA)  »

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Angel of Fear  »

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Stars Stewart Moss and Marianne McAndrew were married on screen and in real life. See more »

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There are palm fronds and leaved trees seen outside the hospital window when the doctor escapes, but during the car chase through the town you see the trees are all bare because its winter. See more »

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Dr. John Beck: You're quite the philsopher!
Tramp: That's me: Jack-of-all-thoughts and master of none.
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Featured in Movie Macabre: The Bat People (1982) See more »

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Angel of Fear
Music by Artie Kane
Lyrics by Morgan Ames
Sung by Sally Stevens
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Dreary Horror Tale.
4 September 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Stewart Moss & Marianne McAndrew play a newlywed couple(married in real life as well) who go exploring Carlsbad Cavern, where Moss(Dr. John Beck)is bitten by a fruit bat after he falls into a hidden crevice. After he frees himself and goes home, he finds to his horror that he now transforms into a killer Man-Bat, who must drink blood in order to survive. He is helped by his sympathetic wife, but pursued by the local sheriff, who has designs on Mrs. Beck...

Film has a distinct aura of melancholy about it, and isn't badly acted at all, but is awfully slow-paced, with inadequate make up F/X by future Oscar Winner Stan Winston. Has some distinct atmosphere at times, but ultimately fails, despite a haunting final scene.


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