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Nightwing (1979)

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

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Cast

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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
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Abner Tasupi
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Roger Piggott
Donald Hotton ...
John Franklin
Charles Hallahan ...
Henry
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Judy
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Claire Franklin
Pat Corley ...
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Charlie L. Bird ...
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Danny Zapien ...
Joe Mamoa
Peter Prouse ...
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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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22 June 1979 (USA)  »

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Morsures  »

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

Quotes

Youngman Duran: One man's superstition is another man's religion!
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Connections

Referenced in That Lucky Stiff (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't It Make Your Brown Eyes Blue
Performed by Crystal Gayle
Courtesy of United Artists Records
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Vampire bats take backseat to peyote hallucinations
7 September 2009 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

A group of vampire bats descend upon two Indian reservations that stand as the ground for a feud between honest Deputy Duran (Nick Mancuso) and money hungry Walker (Stephen Macht). Also cruising around the desert is Phillip Rayne (David Warner), a guy who hunts vampire bats. What the heck is going on with this film? What should have been a straightforward "JAWS with wings" gets turned into a bizarre commentary on Indian mysticism, politics and environmentalism. But PROPHECY (1980) this ain't. Anyway, I dig someone trying to do something original and all this would be fine if the film wasn't so boring. The few moments there are bat attacks are so poorly handled by director Arthur Hiller, that you can only dream of how someone with a sense of suspense could have pulled them off. All of the actors are fine, but their motivations are paper thin. "I kill them because they are evil," is how Warner justifies his ridiculous supporting turn as the vampire bat hunter with a state-of- the-art van and no means for financing. On the plus side, there are some stunning locations in New Mexico and a great score by Henry Mancini.


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