Low-rent horror garbage, and one of those rare theatrical outings that actually deserves to be relegated to the junk bin at video stores across the world.
| Original Score: 0.5/4
What an egregiously bad sack of guano this film is. It's so bad that Destination Films is being slapped by a lawsuit from the Bat Anti-Defamation League.
| Original Score: 0/5
Mainly it made me wish I was watching the Murnau film instead.
| Original Score: 5/10
Bats attacking bad actors. Sounds good to me!
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Masquerading as a Halloween season horror film, this noisy version of a washed-out formula is cause for fright in only one respect: the possibility that it could spawn sequels.
| Original Score: 1/5
Without any vampires, there's a lack of material for fans to sink their teeth into.
| Original Score: 1/4
An unholy, humourless splicing of The Birds and The Swarm, with neither the true terror of the first or hokey charm of the latter.
| Original Score: 2/5
The movie falls back on every tired horror movie cliché.
Well, let's not judge Destination Films on the basis of just one film. If we did, it would be a studio set to flap its wings and fly off into oblivion really soon.
| Original Score: 45/100
We've been there, and we've done that. The only difference in this film from director Louis Morneau is that our heroes end up chest-deep in a river of bat droppings.
| Original Score: 3/10
No amount of low expectations could truly prepare you for the horror of watching this film.
| Original Score: 0/4
Granted, the bat/vampire crossover audience might find something here, but only, I think, if they're tremendously bored.
One of those movies where you have to get popcorn just to throw it at the screen.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Typically, the movie never gets around to mentioning why the government bred these genius bats. To discourage nightlife? To enforce curfews?
A dimwitted, fill-in-the-blanks horror opus that slanders a fine and useful mammal.
...uried in clichés and swarms of mutant-like bats who, at a distance, look like nothing more than inkblots with hidden agendas.
The script is full of hopelessly banal dialogue, completely lacking in camp value other than the fact Phillips bears a striking resemblance to notorious porn star Peter North.
| Original Score: 1/4
Bats has the look and feel of a film which really belongs in the straight to video category but it has just enough cheap thrills for genre buffs to give it a look.