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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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Actor Michael Pataki Dies
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Character Actor Pataki Dies
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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)
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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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Australia:M | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | USA:PG
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Stars Stewart Moss and Marianne McAndrew were married on screen and in real life.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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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Title is kinda misleading, 20 September 2001
Author: Aaron1375

I saw this movie on mystery science theater when it was called "It lives by night". That title is much less misleading than "Batpeople". In fact it would more accurately be called Batperson. This movie is about a doctor who studies bats I am thinking because he wants to make a better cure for rabies. This is not really clear. What is clear is that he and his wife take a tour of a cave and he gets bitten by a bat. Why a scientist needs to take a tour to study bats is beyond me. Shouldn't he be able to go in by himself. Well after being bitten he and his wife go on their honeymoon where he starts having fits. They go to the worst doctor ever. The guy stays in the hospital and kills a nurse. In the end the guy kills 3-4 people and his wife stands by him and you are supposed to be rooting for him instead of the sheriff investigating the murders.

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