Saturday, October 1, 2016

October Horror Movie Challenge - Bats (1999)

Synopsis: A bat expert and a local sheriff team up to wipe out a group of genetically augmented bats in a small Texas town. The bats have the ability to transform normal bats and unless the heroes can stop them the killer bats will spread throughout the world.

The Good: I like Lou Diamond Philips and he did a nice job as the sheriff. Honestly, I like the cast in general. The acting isn't Oscar-caliber, but it's not the worst I've seen. They protagonists are generally likable and one is from Ohio (which gives them points in my book).

The Bad: This movie isn't scary at all and the effects are cheesy. You're not going to be scared by this at all. 

Final Thoughts: I sort of remember watching this when I was in high school. I picked it up for a few bucks and Big Lots a few years ago and finally decided to watch it again. This movie is not great by any means. I wouldn't even say it's good. However, if you want some campy creature feature stuff, you could do much worse. 

In Your Game:  You know you want to add some mutant bats to your game. 

Name: Genetically Modified Bat
Motivation: Kill
Critter Type: Animal
Attributes: Str 2, Dex 3, Con 2, Int 1, Per 3, Will 1
Ability Scores: Muscle 10 , Combat  12, Brains 8
Life Points: 26  Drama Points: 1
Special Abilities: Claws, Flight
Name                  Score   Damage               Notes
Aeriel Maneuver      13           -       Defensive action while airborne 
Bite                        12          8               Slash/stab

New To Me Movies Watched: 0
Total Movies Watched: 1

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