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Bats (1999)

PG-13  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  22 October 1999 (USA)
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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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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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$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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Lou Diamond Phillips brought his own cigars. Moreover, Phillips also ad-libbed some of his dialogue. See more »

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

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Jimmy Sands: Houston, we've got a problem.
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Referenced in 'Bats' Abound (1999) See more »

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Nice chiller starred by flying foxes, fast-paced ,and well directed by Morneau
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Absolutely surprising carnivorous bats tale, derived from abysmal story. The film starts in Skull Valley, Arizona, where the scientific Casper(Dina Meyer) and his assistant Jimmy(Leon) are investigating about bats . They're brought by a government scientist(Bob Gunton, Jacott) to a small town called Callup, in Texas. There appear a pack of carnivorous bats that prey on citizens, terrorizing the small community. The chiroptera specialist Casper, his helper along with a policeman(Lou Diamond Phillips) attempt to stop a genetically altered flying foxes before the military comes into action, bombing the caves.

This is a slam-bang chiller about flying foxes, full of scares and lots of blood and gore. Delivers the goods with suspense, tension and hair-raising chills , plus the astonishing special effects of this nature, as the ferocious bats seem alive . It's an eerily effective thriller, quite entertaining, though many will undoubtedly find repulsive when the bats attack and eat their victims. The tale can't bear such close scrutiny, but while this thrills ride is going, you won't mind. The vampire bats are splendidly made by means of Animatronics in charge of Robert Zurtzman, Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger. The acting is uneven,an attractive Dina Meyer, Lou Diamond Phillips as the patrolman along with the scientific facing off the creepy bats and kill them in their caves. Bob Gunton is an oddball baddie acting as mad doctor and the comic relief in charge of Leon. Interesting screenplay by John Logan, today writer for blockbusters( Aviator, Last Samurai, Star Trek: nemesis, Time machine). The motion picture is well directed by Louis Morneau, in his best movie. He's a B series director, with no much success(Hitcher 2, Retroactive,Quake, Soldier Boyz,Carnosaur 2). With similar premise , ten years early(79) was shot the movie titled ¨Nightwing¨¨ directed by Arthur Hiller with Nick Mancuso,David Warner and Kathryn Harrold , but was a flop, this one is a superior film .


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