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"The Bat People, also known as It Lives By Night, is a 1974 film directed by Jerry Jameson and distributed by the now defunct American International Pictures corporation. The film centers around a doctor who undergoes an accelerating transformation into a hideous man-bat creature after being bitten by a bat in a cave.
The Bat People was makeup artist Stan Winston’s first full length feature. He would go on to win 3 Oscars for Best Effects: Jurassic Park, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and Aliens. Stewart Moss (Dr. John Beck) and Marianne McAndrew (Cathy Beck) are married in real life.
A man and his wife take a cave tour and wander off the beaten path when a bat attacks and bites the husband on his forehead. Once they are rescued, the pair goes skiing for a few days, despite both of them voicing a concern about rabies. Dummies. It takes a pair of violent seizures (which are funny to watch) for the husband to turn into an ugly looking werebat.
The Bat People is also known by two alternate titles: It Lives By Night and It’s Alive. The film was featured in the final season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) on July 18, 1999."
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... and we should mention that today's film is currently available in its original form via the Netflix on Demand service. However, this film is apparently supposed to be so bad that I don't know if you'd WANT to see this without Mike and the 'bots.
And be sure to dim your headlights (where applicable).
ENJOY THE SHOW, Y'ALL!