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Attack of the Bat Monsters (1999)

A group of low-budget filmmakers make a horror movie.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Dalmon ...
Chuck Grayson
Fred Ballard ...
Francis Gordon
Beverly Carver (as Casie Waller)
Jack Haroldson
Douglas Taylor ...
Larry Meeker Jr.
Robert Graham ...
Arthur Considine
Robert Bassetti ...
Bobby Barnstone
Doc McFadzen
Glenn Zoch
Mark Spacek
Barbara Whitbeck
Emily Cropper
Patsy Goldwater


A group of low-budget filmmakers make a horror movie.

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7 October 1999 (USA)  »

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The character of Francis Gordon, played by Fred Ballard, is based on Roger Corman. See more »


Francis Gordon: When the monster's dead. the movie's over.
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Attack of the Bat Monsters
16 November 2003 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Kelly Green's first feature is a thinly-disguised account of the making of a Roger Corman three-day quicky back in the 50s. Fans of the life and legend of Corman, and of Z-movies in general, will not only have a rollicking time

  • they'll probably have heard some of the tales that went into the making

of this appropriately low-budget answer to Tim Burton's Ed Wood. Those who aren't fans will simply enjoy the ingenuity and wit of this tribute to a style of filmmaking that produced classics like The Day the World Ended and Attack of the Crab Monsters, the REAL quicky about telepathic man-eating giant crabs whose title is lovingly evoked here. Funniest single gag: the one about the B-girls and the duct tape. Funniest running gag: a prior opus, The Snake Woman, produced by the same company, the very mention of which makes everyone in the picture turn white with fear and shame - something really horrible must have happened on that one. If there's any justice in the world, someone will give Greene the money to film a prequel about the making of The Snake Woman so we can find out just what it was. Anyone have 18 bucks?

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