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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Youngman Duran
Phillip Payne
Anne Dillon
Walker Chee
George Clutesi ...
Abner Tasupi
Ben Piazza ...
Roger Piggott
Donald Hotton ...
John Franklin
Charles Hallahan ...
Judith Novgrod ...
Claire Franklin
Pat Corley ...
Charlie L. Bird ...
Danny Zapien ...
Joe Mamoa
Peter Prouse ...


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


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Featured in Terror in the Aisles (1984) See more »


Performed by Kenny Rogers
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My favorite killer bat movie.
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Not that I can think of any others. In fact, the only other killer bat movie I know of is "Bats" and it looked really bad. This one though I a kid anyway. It used to come on HBO and Cinemax all the time when I was a kid and I watched it numerous times, it was a horror movie that was PG and easy to see, a rarity in those days. This movie is of course about killer bats terrorizing an Indian reservation. There are conflicts of culture and other messages of this sort, but for me it was the killer bats. David Warner is in this one as a researcher, and he has a rather good scene where he is stuck hung up in a most dangerous position. There is also another Indian, who I think was some sort of law enforcement agent or some sort of park supervisor who is also trying to find out what is behind the strange killings. There is a good scene where the bats attack this group in the desert and many other good bat attack scenes. There are also a number of scenes that may be happening or they may just be a hallucination.

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