Friday, May 18, 2012

Vampire Bats (2005)

"Starring" Lucy Lawless, Dylan Neal, Liam Waite

Monsters: Bats

Quick Synopsis:  After a college student is found dead with his blood drained, Professor Maddy Rierdon and her students try to find an answer.  They soon find out that their town has been overrun by mutated vampire bats.

Review:  As soon as this movie starts, you know its going to be bad.  For some reason, someone involved in the making of the movie thought it was necessary to start the movie with the camera upside down.  Nothing special happens and then it is flipped right side up.  Things like really annoy the shit out of me; you will never see a good movie that pulls some stupid shit like that.  This movie in no way is an exception to that rule.  The acting is not too bad (excluding some of the minor characters of course), but the script and directing is awful, even for a made for TV movie.  The characters have no sense of remorse.  After two separate KILLER vampire attacks that took several lives, including friends, the students are sitting in class cracking jokes about the events.  Not just the usual single guy playing the role of the asshole, the entire class.  The plot it so bland that any entertainment value the movie had is sucked right out.  Add in the unnecessary filler throughout and it becomes boring very quickly.  This includes a useless twist in the end that just wastes five minutes of the viewers time.  This is a painfully, awful horror movie.

Fun Fact:  Production of the movie was stopped and the crew was evacuated from New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina.  The would finish filming the movie in Nova Scotia.

Hidden Gem: There is a cameo by late night talk show host Craig Ferguson.

Total Kill Count: 8
Jason- Arnie Pantoja (6:15) Bats/Off Screen Gore Rating: 3
Fisherman 1&2- Craig Ferguson & Mitch Braswell (17:30) Bats/Offscreen Gore Rating: 0
Sorority Girl- Uncredited (32:18) Bats/Offscreen Gore Rating: 0
Woman with Glasses- Uncredited (41:18) Attacked by Bats Gore Rating: 4
Mickey- Damon Lapiri (41:50) Bats Gore Rating: 3
Don- Bobby Camposecca (1:10:20) Bats Gore Rating: 6
Schuster- Liam Waite (1:25:44) Bats Gore Rating 0

             Horror Film: 4
             Entertainment: 3
             Gore: 2
             Overall: 3.3

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