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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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Groovy, man.... far out! See more (45 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
 
Crew believed to be complete


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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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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | USA:PG
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Trivia:
Stars Stewart Moss and Marianne McAndrew were married on screen and in real life.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The second cave tour is several days after the first. Both tours contain the same tourists, wearing the same clothes.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 »
Soundtrack:
Angel of FearSee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Groovy, man.... far out!, 31 July 2000

This movie may not be classic material (to put it charitably), but it does have a couple of things going for it. Not the plot, dialogue, production values, or anything else meaningless like that. But it does have a sense of time and place (a chic Colorado ski resort in the midst of the swingin' Seventies), and it does have Paul Carr as Dr. Kipling, the very archetype of the hip, swingin' Seventies dude. With the blow-dried coif (reminiscent of those old "Dry Look" ads), the bushy moustache, the deep, mellow voice and manner, and overall air of grooviness, Dr. Kipling is the ultimate in Seventies cool! Confident without being smug or arrogant, cool without being aloof, this man is a suitable role model for anyone to emulate.

As for the movie itself, well, it bites.

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