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Vampire Bats (2005)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Horror | 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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Eric Bross

Writers:

Doug Prochilo, Doug Prochilo (based on characters created by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucy Lawless ... Maddy Rierdon
Dylan Neal ... Dan Dryer
Liam Waite ... Game Warden Jay Schuster
Timothy Bottoms ... Hank Poelker
Craig Ferguson ... Fisherman #1
Brett Butler ... Shelly Beaudraux
Tony Plana ... Sheriff Herbst
Jessica Stroup ... Eden
Arnie Pantoja ... Jason
Brandon Henry Rodriguez ... Aaron (as Brandon Rodriguez)
Robin Hines ... Lizzie
Josh Segarra ... Miles
Andrew Matthews ... Keith Cline
Donna Duplantier Donna Duplantier ... Coroner
Damon Lipari ... 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bats, l'invasion des chauves-souris See more »

Filming Locations:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

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Production had to stop filming and evacuate the city of New Orleans once hurricane Katrina neared shore. Filming was then continued in Halifax, Nova Scotia. See more »

Quotes

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 Blue's Clues (1996) See more »

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Decent if still enjoyable effort
28 October 2016 | by kannibalcorpsegrinderSee all my reviews

After a rash of strange deaths, a teacher in a small Louisiana college town comes to believe that the strange deaths are the result of a strain of vampire bats mutated from released toxic waste and must try to find a way of stopping the creatures from further spreading throughout the area.

This here turned out to be quite the enjoyable and entertaining effort. One of the better parts to this one is the fact that there's much more to the main storyline on display here, and makes for quite a stronger story than expected. The first half where the police being the investigation into the first accident and let the murder investigation turn into the initial realization of the bats being the culprit before turning into the investigation of their appearance there. That does lead into this one managing to feature some rather impressive action scenes here once they do learn of the creatures as the first attack on the boat-bound fisherman comes off rather well, the rather impressive double-attack where the bats simultaneously attacking the ferry's party and the rave at the same time which is rather fun how they're cross-referenced in order to play out at the same time and the chilling night-time sequence in the pool where the teens are attacked while trying to have a date- night in the pool are all quite chilling here. The finale is also quite fun with the confrontation in the church with the bats and their attempt at getting the bats to leave gives this some rather enjoyable fun to give this a high-end finale. With some solid- looking bat puppets used for their scenes, it looks quite nice overall. While these here are quite fun, this one does have a few minor issues against it. The film's biggest issue here is the fact that there's just not a whole lot of screen time with the bats in here, though there's some rather nice scenes of them here. There's several factors that hold up the pacing, with a large part of it due to the film's incessant and rather overlong explanation scenes where they go about tending to the kids and how they go about finding the different rationalizations that bring the bats to their attention, and it really seems to keep the attacks to a minimum while really figuring on the extended downtime here to this one. Being filled with the kinds of scenes that really just holds the creatures to these few scenes and really focuses on the other elements which is where the main problem with this one lies. Likewise, the fact that this one goes for the environmental cover-up in the second half is another rather strong factor in this one which really doesn't need to be here and really stretches this one out on bat-attacks as well as going for quite a clichéd plot line. As well, there's also the rather big issue with the CGI featured, which is quite a rather large issue here with the utterly terrible scenes in here showing their flight through the air or the plainly bad sequences of the multitude of creatures in one scene. These here really manage to hold this one down.

Rated Unrated/PG-13: Violence and Language.


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