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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 overview, first billed only:
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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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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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bat | plague | vampire bat | rabies | cave | See more »

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The bats of hell let loose upon the earth... See more »

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Horror

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22 June 1979 (USA)  »

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Nightwing  »

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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

Anne Dillon: How could something so evil live in a place so sacred?
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Referenced in That Lucky Stiff (1980) See more »

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Lucille
Performed by Kenny Rogers
Courtesy of United Artists Records
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Not as bad as you'd think, not quite
22 July 1999 | by (Mountain View, Ca.) – See all my reviews

Okay, it's not a good movie, how could a movie about a plague of killer vampire bats in the American desert possibly be good? Especially with all the corpses covered with bat pee, and a mad scientist played by a ham bad actor?

But it has some redeeming qualities. It's set on a beautiful southwestern Indian reservation, and our hero is a likeable tribal cop like my fave rave Jim Chee (and a stud). The location photography is nice to look at, most of the acting is decent, and the finale is worth a look. How do you kill off a whole cave full of vampire bats at once? I like their method...




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