Bats 1999

Bats

Critics Consensus

Neither scary nor creepy.

17%

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15%

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When a population of bats in a small Texas town starts attacking the unsuspecting citizens, Dr. Sheila Casper (Dina Meyer), a zoologist specializing in the species, is called in to investigate. With the help of her assistant and the local sheriff (Lou Diamond Phillips), strange details about the bats begin to emerge: It's discovered that they are the product of a governmental experiment gone awry. With people dying and the military threatening to take action, a solution must be found.

Cast & Crew

Lou Diamond Phillips
Sheriff Emmett Kimsey
Dina Meyer
Dr. Sheila Casper
Bob Gunton
Dr. Alexander McCabe
Leon
Jimmy Sands
Carlos Jacott
Dr. Tobe Hodge
David McConnell
Deputy Wesley Munn
Oscar Rowland
Dr. Swanbeck
Brent Baum
Executive Producer
Leif Larson
Associate Producer
John Logan
Executive Producer
Dale Pollock
Executive Producer
Steven Stabler
Executive Producer
Marcus Barone
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Critic Reviews for Bats

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (35)

Audience Reviews for Bats

  • Jun 26, 2013
    Bats that suddenly started killing people in packs. That's pretty much all the film has to offer.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Apr 15, 2012
    I thought this would be a fun creature flick but sadly it is boring and just pointless. The characters are very one dimensional
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Jan 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.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Jun 03, 2010
    not much different to eight legged freaks... except it's bats! still... nothing on the classic tremors
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer

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