Set in present day Afghanistan, the sequel centers on a group of soldiers who endeavor to capture Fazul, a fanatical terrorist who has escaped into the maze of caves underlying the ... See full summary »
After witnessing his parents being killed by creatures on an island as a child, a young man is brought back to the island a few years later by his psychiatrist, only to be terrorized by the same creatures.
When a college student witnesses the alleged suicide of her roommate, it sets into motion a series of horrific events that cause her to fear the supernatural entity. As she tries to ... See full summary »
Kong falls from the twin towers and he appears to be alive. However, his heart is failing, so it's replaced with an artificial one. All is well until he senses that there's a female Kong somewhere out there and escapes wreaking havoc.
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 <email@example.com>
Nobody ,surely,would sit down to watch a sub 90 minute movie called Bats,and starring Lou Diamond Philips,expecting to see another Citizen Kane.What you get is a brisk tale cut to the standard template for such flicks Mutant bats,created by the US government to be "perfect killing machines"create havoc in Texas,when escaping from the lab.Standing between them and world domination are the intrepid sheriff(Philips) a bat expert(Dina Meyer)and her sidekick(Leon)The bog standard mad scientist is on hand to complicate matters even more The director seems to delight in camera movement and the mass bat attacks pass in a whirling frenzy of disorienting and vaguely irritating camera jumps. The script is trite and does not stand up to scrutiny but there are some nice touches e.g Nosferatu showing at the local movie house,the sheriffs closet love of opera Meyer looks fetching attired for combat with the nocturnal enemy,Philips is better than the material deserves but the sidekick character was an irritant spouting would be funny lines
As a no brainer it passes muster on a bleak December day,but it is no "Tremors",it is no "Them"(still the best picture of its type I reckon) Eye candy for those who need to give the cerebellum a rest
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