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Vampire Bats (2005)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | TV Movie 30 October 2005
Freshmen friends of the Tate University go to an underground party in the woods nearby the local cemetery. After a death, two of the students are arrested until a professor suggests that bats might be the real culprit.

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Dan Dryer
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Game Warden Jay Schuster
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Hank Poelker
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Fisherman #1
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Shelly Beaudraux
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Sheriff Herbst
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Jason
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Aaron (as Brandon Rodriguez)
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Lizzie
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Miles
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Keith Cline
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Coroner
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Mickey
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In Mercier, Louisiana, the freshmen friends of the Tate University Jason Ortiz, Aaron and Eden go to an underground party in the woods nearby the local cemetery. They drink the punch spiced with ecstasy and completely drugged, Jason is attacked and killed by violent bats. When the police finds the body, they arrest Aaron and Eden as prime suspects. However, their biology professor Maddy Rierdon sees the corpse and advises that the youngster had been actually bitten by animals. When Maddy catches bats using a goat and a net, she realizes that the animals are mutant vampire bats with extra fangs and that the modification of the breed was caused by the water dumped by Carbide Waste Resources in the river. While a group seeks the lair of the bats and a means to eliminate them, Maddy discloses corruption in the town. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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It's Feeding Time.


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30 October 2005 (USA)  »

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Bats, l'invasion des chauves-souris  »

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Craig Ferguson's audition for "Fisherman #2" in Vampire Bats (2005) became a running gag on his late-night television show. When he revealed to his audience that he had been given the role of "Fisherman #1," they erupted into applause. See more »

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Maddy Rierdon: WowWow, hang on Buster, I've got a better idea. You take Ramie to class and I'll take Violet, The students will love it.
Dan Dryer: You just don't want my sister watching the kids' right?
Maddy Rierdon: If she just looked after the kids that would be fine...
Dan Dryer: [sighs] Oh God.
Maddy Rierdon: You remember when my father was in the hospital and I went to stay with him? She rearranged all the furniture.
Dan Dryer: It's just furniture honey, so what?
Maddy Rierdon: IN EVERY ROOM OF THE HOUSE... She's like an over caffeinated Mary Poppins.
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References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »

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Pleasant Entertainment
10 August 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Mercier, Louisiana, the freshmen friends of the Tate University Jason Ortiz (Arnie Pantoja), Aaron (Branson Rodriguez) and Eden (Jessica Stroup) go to an underground party in the woods nearby the local cemetery. They drink the punch spiced with ecstasy and completely drugged, Jason is attacked and killed by violent bats. When the police finds the body, they arrest Aaron and Eden as prime suspects. However, their biology professor Maddy Rierdon (Lucy Lawless) sees the corpse and advises that the youngster had been actually bitten by animals. When Maddy catches bats using a goat and a net, she realizes that the animals are mutant vampire bats with extra fangs and that the modification of the breed was caused by the water dumped by Carbide Waste Resources in the river. While a group seeks the lair of the bats and a means to eliminate them, Maddy discloses corruption in the town.

"Vampire Bats" will never win an Emmy but it is a pleasant entertainment. The Brazilian title of the DVD induces the viewer to horror genre and I believe the target audience is never reached. The story is actually an adventure and if the viewer watches this movie with minor expectation, he or she may find a nice surprise. There are some usual flaws and clichés in this film, but there are also good and funny moments. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Morcegos - Assassinos da Noite" ("Bats - Night Killers")


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