- 1 hr 31 min
“Bats” is the story of a Texas sheriff investigating a series of mysterious deaths in the small town of Gallup. The main suspects in the killings are bats. When the Centers for Disease Control discovers two genetically-altered bats have escaped a laboratory and are in Gallup, it sends a zoologist who specializes in bats to capture the lab experiments before they kill again, or infect wild bats. After the bloody deaths of two young lovers on the outskirts of town, Sheriff Emmett Kimsey teams with chiropterologist Dr. Sheila Casper, her assistant Jimmy Sands, and CDC specialist Dr. Tobe Hodge to find the roosting place of these man-killing bats. After capturing a bat and implanting it with beacon, the group releases the subject and watches as it is torn apart by a cloud of bats that seemed to know about the tracking device. After urging Gallup residents to stay indoors (they don’t), bats flood the town, killing everyone they can find, including Hodge. The military arrives and evacuates anyone left, except Kimsey, Casper, and Sands. The military has located the colony in the abandoned Black Rock mine, and plans to enter the mine during the day, use a refrigeration device to cool the mine and freeze the bats, then dynamite the only entrance. The military also brought with them Dr. Alexander McCabe, the man who genetically-engineered the original bats. After taking refuge in the school building, Kimsey, Casper, and Sands discover McCabe not only engineered the bats to intelligent, he intentionally set them free. Faced with a hoard of killer bats, a psychotic McCabe, and a military that failed with Plan A and has moved on to an undesirable Plan B, Kimsey (Lou Diamond Phillips), Casper (Dina Meyer), and Sands (Leon), have to succeed where the military failed, to keep intelligent bats from taking over the earth.