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Nightwing (1979)

PG  |   |  Horror  |  22 June 1979 (USA)
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Killer bats plague an Indian reservation in New Mexico.

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Youngman Duran
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Phillip Payne
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Anne Dillon
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Walker Chee
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Selwyn
George Clutesi ...
Abner Tasupi
Ben Piazza ...
Roger Piggott
Donald Hotton ...
John Franklin
Charles Hallahan ...
Henry
Judith Novgrod ...
Judy
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Claire Franklin
Pat Corley ...
Vet
Charlie L. Bird ...
Beejay
Danny Zapien ...
Joe Mamoa
Peter Prouse ...
Doctor
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Storyline

A colony of vampire bats terrorize a small Indian community in New Mexico. Standard "Nature goes berserk" plot turns extra hokey toward the end when supernatural forces are discovered working through the bats. Written by K.L

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Horror

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Release Date:

22 June 1979 (USA)  »

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Morsures  »

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Trivia

The movie won Worst Picture at the Hastings Bad Cinema Society's 2nd Stinkers Bad Movie Awards in 1979. See more »

Quotes

Phillip Payne: You're not buying this superstition are you?
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Connections

Referenced in That Lucky Stiff (1980) See more »

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Lucille
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Courtesy of United Artists Records
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I love the story line and the scenery. I can watch this movie over and over again. I love the way the main characters interact. Duran is quite a tough guy with a soft touch. He's not afraid to stick up for what is right. Duran's relationship with Anne shows depth. Anne is fighting the good fight. Her issues with health care are still relevant. She also has to deal with the struggle of career versus personal life - relevant to many women. I find Payne's character engaging. He takes things seriously and carries the scientist mantle well. All three characters have a sense of dedication and perseverance that is refreshing. I really enjoy this type of horror - not overtly gory with a great plot. The characters can overcome and aren't victims. I also like the political intrigue and the way it plays in the story.


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