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Lou Shaw (written by)
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After the sun has set and the night wind has died comes the hour of the bat people!
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Intriguing 70s Drive-in Movie, and a great DVD release! See more (46 total) »

Cast

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Stewart Moss ... Dr. John Beck
Marianne McAndrew ... Cathy Beck

Michael Pataki ... Sgt. Ward

Paul Carr ... Dr. Kipling
Arthur Space ... Tramp
Robert Berk ... Motel Owner
Pat Delaney ... Ms. Jax
George Paulsin ... Boy in Pickup
Bonnie Van Dyke ... Girl in Pickup
Jennifer Kulik ... Nurse / Victim (as Jeni Kulik)
Laurie Brooks Jefferson ... Nurse
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Herb Pierce ... Park Ranger (uncredited)

Directed by
Jerry Jameson 
 
Writing credits
Lou Shaw (written by)

Produced by
Dante Cuccinello .... associate producer
Nicolas Jenna .... executive producer
Matthew F. Leonetti .... executive producer (as Matthew Leonetti)
Lou Shaw .... producer
 
Original Music by
Artie Kane 
 
Cinematography by
Matthew F. Leonetti (director of photography) (as Matthew Leonetti)
 
Film Editing by
Tom Stevens 
 
Makeup Department
Stan Winston .... makeup creator (as Stanley Winston)
 
Production Management
Carl Olson .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bill Lukather .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Rod Sutton .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Tony Urbano .... special effects
 
Stunts
Stan Barrett .... stunt coordinator (as Stan Barret)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cleo Anderson .... key grip
James Globus .... still photographer
Frank Leonetti .... gaffer
Roger L. Smith .... assistant cameraman (as Roger Smith)
 
Other crew
Hannah Scheel .... script supervisor
Carol Meyers Siebler .... assistant to producer
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"It Lives by Night" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
91 min
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Color (DeLuxe)
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Australia:M | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | USA:PG
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Trivia:
The first feature film for makeup artist Stan Winston.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Dr. Beck's field changes from caves, to bats, to "preventative medicine."See more »
Quotes:
Dr. John Beck:You're quite the philsopher!
Tramp:That's me: Jack-of-all-thoughts and master of none.
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Referenced in Horror Business (2005) (V)See more »
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Angel of FearSee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Intriguing 70s Drive-in Movie, and a great DVD release!, 26 September 2013
Author: slowtraincoming-1 from United States

A ten star review may be reaching a bit, but notwithstanding some of the insipid and exaggeratedly low reviews here, this film DOES have a plot, takes it time getting there, and features good acting and a satisfying conclusion. If you purchase the MGM Midnite Movies DVD edition, you'll also be in for a visual treat as the movie is given a stellar transfer which serves as an effective time capsule of 70s drive- ins staples. Add in visual effects by Stan Winston (working on his FIRST feature (he would later go on to Terminator and Jurassic Park fame), and this stands as an interesting artifact, indeed. If you appreciate B films with merit, and if you also like bats, check out The Chosen Survivors, also available from MGM Midnite Movies, and also a 1974 release, which makes a terrific companion piece to this film.

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