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Bats (1999)

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Genetically mutated bats escape and it's up to a bat expert and the local sheriff to stop them.

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Storyline

Bats, the result of a government experiment gone wrong, have suddenly become intelligent, vicious, and omnivorous, and are attacking people near Gallup, Texas. Bat specialist Sheila Casper and her assistant Jimmy are brought in but can they stop the bats before the military comes in and, in their ignorance, makes things worse? Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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They Will Suck You Dry! See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of bat attacks, and brief language | See all certifications »

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22 October 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blood Moon  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,717,902 (USA) (22 October 1999)

Gross:

$10,149,779 (USA) (10 December 1999)
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Produced in just under 6 months, the picture continues to hold one of the top spots for fastest produced 35mm feature films (from script-to-screen) to receive a wide-release. Pre-production: Script acquired/director hired: May, 1999. Production: June & July, 1999. Post-Production: Edited (including 250+ visual effects) Scored & Mixed: August & September, 1999. The film was released on 2,540 screens in the U.S. on October 22, 1999. See more »

Goofs

After Sheila and the Sheriff are attacked by the bats in the car, they get out and Sheila closes the car door. In the next shot the door is open. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Emmett Kimsey: Are you kidding me? I am not up to my chest in bat shit.
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Referenced in 'Bats' Abound (1999) See more »

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If Love Is A Red Dress (Hang Me In Rags)
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This Is NOT As Bad As Critics Say!
13 May 2007 | by (.: Fiendish Writings in the Dark :.) – See all my reviews

As usual, I find myself on the opposing side of the critics. This movie has NO BUSINESS in the bottom 100 here at IMDb! It's FAR from a masterpiece, but it's also just as far from deserving that low a rating.

As is often the case, whenever you have a good monster/creature feature, lurking somewhere in the shadows is a mad scientist. Such is the case in this film. In fact, I found the mad scientist a tad too mad. I think that is the main contributor to the low ratings this movie receives here at IMDb. The "doctor's" performance went WAY over the top. Well, he's supposed to be insane, but he plays it like pure camp, and that's horribly out of place in this otherwise serious work concerning a lab experiment gone awry...or has it?

The animated/CGI bats are well done, and all performances besides the doctor are enjoyable and on target. Unfortunately, he was bad enough to have brought down the whole film.

This is fun, generates some good suspense, and isn't afraid to show you the nemesis. The story itself is quite competent to hold up, and does, IF you can ignore the wretched performance given by Bob Gunton. I must say that I do not believe it to be wholly his fault, as he has given some great performances in the past, and since. The fault must lie with the director, Louis Morneau, who has never done much of note.

I like this film and can enjoy it, in spite of the doctor, and do find myself watching it from time to time.

It rates a 6.8/10 from...

the Fiend :.


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