BATS (Theatrical Release USA 1999)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.5|5.0 Starsììì

—reminiscent of the movie Tremors—may make it to the cult movie list, but not much more than that. There is always going to be that low budget film that will just rock the boat…like Terminator or Juno, but this isn’t one of them. This movie acts like it does not know what emotion it wants to produce in its audience. It isn’t focused like Hitchcock’s Birds to deliberately evoke the horror of being attacked by birds or, in this case, bats. With a more focused direction this movie could move into a higher watch rating.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Genetically modified bats must be eradicated after they show a desire for human flesh as a primary food.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Louis Morneau for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Brent Baum, John Logan, Dale Pollock, and Steven Stabler for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Sheriff Emmett Kimsey (Lou Diamond Phillips), Dr. Sheila Casper (Dina Meyer), Dr. Alexander McCabe (Bob Gunton), Jimmy Sands (Leon), Dr. Tobe Hodge (Carlos Jacott), Wesley Munn (David McConnell), Mayor Amanda Branson (Marcia Dangerfield),Dr. Swanbeck (Oscar Rowland), Quint (Tim Whitaker), and Emma (Juliana Johnson).

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. It doesn’t have the zing that good entertainment fare usually displays. 

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