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.
After the sun has set and the night wind has died comes the hour of the bat people!
Did You Know?
This movie is also known by another name. When it was released it was titled "It Lives by Night", and was spoofed by MST3K under that name. See more
The second cave tour is several days after the first. Both tours contain the same tourists, wearing the same clothes. See more
Dr. John Beck
You're quite the philsopher!
That's me: Jack-of-all-thoughts and master of none.
For its 1999 airing on the cult series Mystery Science Theater 3000 there were some brief cuts made to the movie, which was shown under the alternate title "It Lives By Night." Among the cuts were the shot of the nurse laying dead after falling, the sequence of two lovers making out in a truck before the girl is killed in the trailer court, and the images of the sheriff preparing to shoot himself after being attacked by bats during the finale. See more
Angel of Fear
Music by Artie Kane
Lyrics by Morgan Ames
Sung by Sally Stevens See more