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

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$6,500,000 (estimated)

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

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$10,149,779 (USA) (10 December 1999)
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Carlos Jacott was cast two days prior to the shooting of this movie. See more »

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Dead deputy found in bar can be seen breathing. See more »

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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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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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