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The Bat People (1974)

After being bitten by a bat in a cave, a doctor undergoes an accelerating transformation into a man-bat, which ruins his vacation and causes considerable distress for his wife.

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Jerry Jameson

Writer:

Lou Shaw
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stewart Moss ... Dr. John Beck
Marianne McAndrew ... Cathy Beck
Michael Pataki ... Sgt. Ward
Paul Carr ... Dr. Kipling
Arthur Space ... Tramp
Robert Berk Robert Berk ... Motel Owner
Pat Delaney Pat Delaney ... Ms. Jax
George Paulsin George Paulsin ... Boy in Pickup
Bonnie Van Dyke Bonnie Van Dyke ... Girl in Pickup
Jennifer Kulik ... Nurse / Victim (as Jeni Kulik)
Laurie Brooks Jefferson Laurie Brooks Jefferson ... Nurse
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Storyline

A doctor specializing in bats, and his new wife interrupt their honeymoon to go spelunking in Carlsbad Cavern. There he is bitten by a fruit bat and inexplicably undergoes a transformation into a vampire bat. He ultimately escapes, however, escaping back to the caves. His wife, infected by her husband, kills the local constabulary and goes to join him. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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After the sun has set and the night wind has died comes the hour of the bat people!

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Horror | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Angel of Fear See more »

Filming Locations:

Bishop, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The first feature film for makeup artist Stan Winston. See more »

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Dr. Beck's field changes from caves, to bats, to "preventative medicine." See more »

Quotes

Dr. John Beck: You're quite the philsopher!
Tramp: That's me: Jack-of-all-thoughts and master of none.
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Connections

Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: It Lives by Night (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Angel of Fear
Music by Artie Kane
Lyrics by Morgan Ames
Sung by Sally Stevens
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False Advertising!
12 August 1999 | by NateWSee all my reviews

This movie promised bat people. It didn't deliver. There was a guy who got bit by a bat, but what was with the seizures? And the stupid transformation? Where was the plot? Where was the acting? Who came up with the idea to make this? Why was it allowed to be made? Why? Why? I guess we'll never know.


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