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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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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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Out of hell. 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)  »

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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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Trivia

The local movie theatre is playing Nosferatu (1922), the original vampire movie. 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

Jimmy Sands: Clip their wings? Man, could you just shoot their damn heads off? And don't miss.
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Connections

Featured in 'Bats' Abound (1999) See more »

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If Love Is A Red Dress (Hang Me In Rags)
Performed by Maria McKee
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User Reviews

Watchable...if you view it a certain way
3 July 2000 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

This is not a very good movie. If I had seen it at a theater, I would have felt ripped off, certainly. But at home, I watched it with an undemanding mood, and with the feeling this was a basic update of a low budget animal-attacking movie of the '70s. Seeing it that way, the movie was good enough to pass the time. No more, but I wasn't bored.

Certainly, there's a lot of the movie that's dumb. Some of the puppets and computer generated effects look really bad. The black character is only there for humor, and his treatment is somewhat offensive. Lou Diamond Phillips can't act. Sometimes you can't tell what's going on with all the close-ups of flapping wings and bad editing.

There are a few good things. Some of the cliches I was expecting actually didn't happen. (For one thing, the authorities are quick to the danger for once.) The cinematography is excellent, and occasionally the movie has a "big" feeling that makes it look more expensive that its $6.5 million budget.

So if you like B movies, are feeling undemanding, and can see it cheaply or for free, you might want to give it a try.


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