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Nightwing (1979)

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

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Director: Chris McKay
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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
George Clutesi ...
Abner Tasupi
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Roger Piggott
Donald Hotton ...
John Franklin
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Henry
Judith Novgrod ...
Judy
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Claire Franklin
Pat Corley ...
Vet
Charlie L. Bird ...
Beejay (as Charlie bird)
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 takes a twist toward the end when supernatural forces are discovered working through the bats. Written by B.M.

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

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22 June 1979 (USA)  »

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Alas de noche  »

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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: It just doesn't seem natural for a man to spend his life, his entire life, killing bats.
Phillip Payne: Not just bats. Vampire bats. I kill them because they're evil. There's a mutual grace and violence in all forms of nature; and each specie of life gives something in return for its own existence. All but one. The freak. The vampire bat alone is that specie. Have you ever seen one of their caves?
Youngman Duran: No.
Phillip Payne: I killed over 60,000 of them last year in Mexico. You really understand the presence of evil when you go into...
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[postscript] In recent years, vampire bats were discovered and destroyed in a cave in Val Verde County near Del Rio, Texas. See more »

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

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Lucille
Performed by Kenny Rogers
Courtesy of United Artists Records
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My favorite killer bat movie.
15 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

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 liked...as 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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