Bats

Bats

17%
  • R, 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Drama, Horror
  • Directed By:
    Louis Morneau
    In Theaters:
    Oct 22, 1999 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 7, 2001
  • Destination Films
  • Bats
    1 minutes 1 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

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Bats Reviews

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October 31, 2013
Poorly made creature feature in the Gremlins/Ghoulies vein that's not scary or gory enough.
July 10, 2007
It should have been awful. Instead, it's merely mediocre and, as a consequence, not a whole lot of fun.
Sylvester K

Super Reviewer

June 26, 2013
Bats that suddenly started killing people in packs. That's pretty much all the film has to offer.
March 7, 2013
An unnamed Texas town has a big problem. It is under the threat of a very large pack of genetically altered bats, specifically the breed known as flying foxes.

A bat expert (Dina Meyer), her assistant (Leon) and the town's opera-loving sheriff (Lou Diamond Phillips) join forces to try to destroy the bats before it's too late.

The first thing you will notice is that this movie, which is obviously a B-movie, is that it is pretty creepy. The bats, which look like they are made of rubber at times, are very ugly and shot in dim light to make them creepy. The bats are also well constructed puppets which moved pretty realistically.

The acting is fairly good in the movie. Meyers and Phillips are easily the best of the cast. The supporting cast of characters is not written strongly. In fact some of the characters are just there to help advance the plot, and do not much else.

One of the things that really help in the movie's creepiness is the editing. During the bat attacks, you see quick flashes of bats coming at the camera as if the bat is coming at you. If this movie was done better with a bigger budget, the bat attack scenes would have been better.

If you ask me, this could be a pretty good second choice for a rental if your first choice is unavailable.
November 6, 2012
Not a bad cast for a mutated animal movie. they all do a fair job for the weak script. The bats were pretty well done although some of it i did laugh at. the street scene was clearly a nod to 'the birds' but this is not like that film at all. this was okay and at least somebody tired something outer than crocodiles and sharks.
October 24, 2012
feels like a low budget made for cable dirrect to video blunder.
August 28, 2012
One of the worst films ever made imo.
August 27, 2012
GOTTA LUV DINA MEYER
April 28, 2012
Saw it... It's in my top ten worst movies ever...
April 10, 2012
Bats is horribly directed, horribly acted, not scary, nor creepy, and the CGI for a 1999 film is terrible. Terrible action sequence and the only reason why I didn't give it a zero is because of Lou Diamond Phillips.
March 18, 2012
Bats are totally scary and deserve their own horror film. I mean seriously they could bite you. Then, you would get rabies. Then, in like a year you would start showing signs of it. Then, you would fall into a bat cave, and like the bat poop is bad for your lungs or something...right?
January 28, 2012
Hey, what can I say, I am a sucker for nature gone awry and kills man movies.
TheDudeLebowski65
TheDudeLebowski65

Super Reviewer

January 20, 2012
Bats is a cliched, overdone genre film about deadly bats. The concept is old, tired and ultimately boring. The films plot is derivative of every other nature gone wild horror flick.Bats could have been something good, but it ultimately failed in delivering anything good to the screen. The film in originality, not providing us with interesting characters or story line. This film could have been good, instead it took liberties from other genre films, and it just became a big cliche riddled film. The payoff of the film is weak, and overall this is a lazy effort. The acting is sloppy, and is complemented by a very poor script. Bats is an example of a film that has had the misfortune of being in a genre of horror film that really is not interesting anymore. I mean, the nature gone wild genre has covered so much ground in the last three decades. Starting with Jaws, to Grizzlyu with Piranha, Alligator and Arachnophobia and culminating with Lake Placid. There has been other killer creature films since, but what separates this film from the newer films are that these films such as Rogue used cliched ideas in a refreshing way and had a good, well constructed script that used suspense and terror effectively well to tell its story However Bats doesn't do that. Bats uses cliches with a bad script, and it doesn't work. Stick with Jaws, Grizzly and the more recent Rogue. Bats just doesn't cut it, and it suffers from being a bad B movie that is more hilariously bad than scary. As a bad film, this one works, as a horror flick, it doesn't.
juliantoepfer
October 3, 2011
Simple formula: Rubber bats + Lou Diamond Phillips = Win. Well, so you would think... One of those movies where you can't tell if its supposed to be funny or serious.

The bats are... horrible. I think they probably bought them at a Party City a few minutes before filming. So many plot holes and just cheap gimmicks to go along with horrible script and worse acting (although Dina Meyer is pretty damn hot).

Kind of a throwback to the 'nature attacks' genre of the 60's and 70's, but has none of the charm. Its in that weird area where its a B movie with high production value, and that makes it sub-par as it pertains to both serious film, and B movie film.
Julian T.
December 8, 2011
Simple formula: Rubber bats + Lou Diamond Phillips = Win. Well, so you would think... One of those movies where you can't tell if its supposed to be funny or serious.

The bats are... horrible. I think they probably bought them at a Party City a few minutes before filming. So many plot holes and just cheap gimmicks to go along with horrible script and worse acting (although Dina Meyer is pretty damn hot).

Kind of a throwback to the 'nature attacks' genre of the 60's and 70's, but has none of the charm. Its in that weird area where its a B movie with high production value, and that makes it sub-par as it pertains to both serious film, and B movie film.
November 28, 2011
"Why would you do that?"
"...Because I'm a scientist. It's what we do!"
November 12, 2011
The premise is more funny than the final product but, of course, what were you expecting with tag lines such as: "Having a BAT hair day?". This film was never intended to be taken seriously but then somebody should have told the actors. This horror film is inept and utterly uninspired.
June 6, 2011
Best theme song EVAR
November 12, 2010
oh man, this is so amazingly bad. best line in the movie when asking the "scientist" why he created a strain of killer bats he says "i'm a scientist, that's what we do".
November 8, 2010
To this date, this is the only movie I've EVER walked out of. Terrible.
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