Synopsis: Bats, the result of a government experiment gone wrong, have suddenly become intelligent, vicious, and omnivorous, and are attacking people near Gallup, Texas. Bat specialist Sheila Casper and her assistant Jimmy are brought in but can they stop the bats before the military comes in and, in their ignorance, makes things worse?
Director(s): Louis Morneau
Production: Destination Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min

I don't want to hear it.

Honestly, I'm sick of listening

to your lies.

Listen to what I'm saying.

I heard you. But Donna told me

everything you're saying and will say.

- Damn!

- What?

Something touched my hand.

- What are you doing, Quint?

- Hold on a second.

What the--?

You haven't listened to

a word I've said.

You know that crazy girl

means nothing to me.

Yeah, well...

You have to have

a little more faith in me.

I guess I do.

It's tight, but I'm getting through.

Better you than me.

Hey, I heard that.

So how's the ammonia levels, doc?

Point zero-nine-eight.

Pay dirt, partner.

Looks like a medium roost.

Antrozous pallidus, I think.

I'll try to get in.

If it gets too tight,

you need to turn around...

...because you do not wanna rely

on me getting your ass up here.

What happened to

sending in a camera?

Jimmy, you know I prefer

the hands-on approach, right?

- Would you do me a favor?

- What?

Remind me to lay off the cheesecake.

You're talking to a brother. I don't

mind extra weight in the right place.

About five meters.

Mostly mothers and young.

You might lose me in a minute.

Sheila, you know I hate

when that happens.

That's all right.

I got 911 programmed in on the cell.

Jimmy, if you hate bats and caves

so much, what are you doing with me?

For one, I won't lie.

You kind of cute.

And two, I like them,

but at a distance...

...a real distance,

like on Wild Kingdom.

That's why you're down there

and I'm up here. What the hell?!

There's some kind of--

What the hell is this?

All the dust!

Who are you?

Why are you landing that thing here?

I'm Dr. Tobe Hodge,

the CDC in Atlanta.

- Center for Disease Control?

- I never touched her.

Dr. Casper...

...we need your help immediately.

A plane's waiting to fly us to Texas.

Wait a second. Hold on a minute.

You're the best in your field,

so we came directly to you.

That's Dr. Alexander McCabe.

He'll be accompanying us.

I don't mean to pry,

but what's this about?

There's a biological emergency.

What kind of biological emergency?

Bats, Dr. Casper.


- Sheriff Kimsey?

- Dr. Hodge.

Appreciate y'all coming.

We have some gear.

I can see that.

You must pack a lot of clout there.

The CDC considers this assignment

to be very important.


Well, hell, let's get to it then.

So, ma'am, you're a doctor

of what exactly?

Wildlife zoology with a speciality

in Chiroptera.

Bats, sheriff. I work with bats.


So does that make you a bat-ologist?

It makes me a wildlife zoologist

with a speciality in Chiroptera.

To be honest with you, I've never

seen anything like this before.

We'll take over the forensic work,

if that's all right.

Hell, yes. Take over.

I never did care too much

for the sight of blood myself.

It's a damn shame.

Some folks think

kids might've done this.

Some satanic cult ritual

or some other such nonsense.

Starting with the male cadaver.

The incision below the

temporomandibular joint at the neck...

...extends in depth all the way

to the hypoglossus muscle.

I'm sure that jugular incision was

the initial point of contact.

They went for the lethal attack.

Jimmy, I'd imagine nobody'd mind

if you step outside...

...and keep Doc Swanbeck company.

That's a good idea, sheriff.

You guys just keep doing

what you're doing.

The external anterior jugulars

have been severed down to...

...the carotid on the right side

of the median.

Sheila, I'm gonna need

your confirmation now.

Looking at the neck wounds...

...l'd say we have a bite diameter

of four centimeters...

...and a circumference of,

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John Logan

John David Logan (born September 24, 1961) is an American playwright, screenwriter, film producer, and television producer. more…

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