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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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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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.
You just don't want my sister watching the kids' right?
If she just looked after the kids that would be fine...
You remember when my father was in the hospital and I went to stay with him? She rearranged all the furniture.
It's just furniture honey, so what?
IN EVERY ROOM OF THE HOUSE... She's like an over caffeinated Mary Poppins.
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Surprisingly decent TV movie delivered for the Halloween season of 2005
The dialogue of the college-aged characters towards the beginning of this made for TV film captured my attention. The group, which tended towards the Gothic or nerd type of college stereotype, spoke like real people.
The pacing and editing was above par for a TV movie, and the fact that Lucy Lawless does not age continues to confound me.
I Tivoed this movie, and because of the Sunday time-shifts from the afternoon NFL games, I missed the last 15 minutes of the film. I hope to catch it the next time it is run. Ideally, I will not have to wait until next Halloween.
This movie, with a little more money and the proper advertising, could have been an acceptable movie theatre offering. OK, maybe another A/B list lead to counter Lucy Lawless would be necessary, but the basics of an intelligent, somewhat thought-provoking movie are firmly in place with Vampire Bats.
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