In Mercier, Louisiana, the freshmen friends of the Tate UniversityJason Ortiz (Arnie Pantoja), Aaron (Branson Rodriguez) and Eden(Jessica Stroup) go to an underground party in the woods nearby thelocal cemetery. They drink the punch spiced with ecstasy and completelydrugged, Jason is attacked and killed by violent bats. When the policefinds the body, they arrest Aaron and Eden as prime suspects. However,their biology professor Maddy Rierdon (Lucy Lawless) sees the corpseand advises that the youngster had been actually bitten by animals.When Maddy catches bats using a goat and a net, she realizes that theanimals are mutant vampire bats with extra fangs and that themodification of the breed was caused by the water dumped by CarbideWaste Resources in the river. While a group seeks the lair of the batsand a means to eliminate them, Maddy discloses corruption in the town.
"Vampire Bats" will never win an Emmy but it is a pleasantentertainment. The Brazilian title of the DVD induces the viewer tohorror genre and I believe the target audience is never reached. Thestory is actually an adventure and if the viewer watches this moviewith minor expectation, he or she may find a nice surprise. There aresome usual flaws and clichés in this film, but there are also good andfunny moments. My vote is six.
Title (Brazil): "Morcegos - Assassinos da Noite" ("Bats - NightKillers")