Written by Scotty
College can be the time for our youth to get away from their homes and discover who they really are. Without having their normal adult supervision at all times, they get a chance to broaden their horizons and take chances that they would not normally take. With this being said, there is a time and place for this to happen and that is called college, where the real learning begins.
Professors Maddy Rierdon and Dan Dryer are happily married with two kids and waiting for their new home to be finished. Living in a rental home for the time being, the two are happy with their lives. Dan is an Ecology professor and wife Maddy is teaching Biology at Tate University in Louisiana. With the summer being hotter than normal, the couple is still making do with what has been placed in front of them, taking on every challenge head on and together.
Best friends Jason, Aaron and Eden are looking to enhance their college experience by going to a party to get some alcohol. Their party host was sad to inform them that there would be no beer at the party, but they do have a special juice for just ten dollars a cup. Thinking that the punch would only have some sort of booze in it, the group gets extremely messed up and later finds out that the punch was spiked with ecstasy. Aaron and Eden look for their friend, but being unable to locate him, the couple leaves the party and find out something horrible happened to him.
The next day on campus, Aaron and Eden are removed from Professor Rierdon’s classroom for questioning in the death of their good friend. With traces of ecstasy in their system, the police believe that the two could have changed their attitude and murdered their friend. Maddy does not think this is the case as she demands to view the body of the fallen co-ed and inspects strange bite marks all over his body. The body was drained of all blood as well which raises questions between the coroner, the professors and the town. More dead bodies appear around the town and crazy reports of bat attacks start to fill the air.
Vampire Bats follows the young couple of Maddy Rierdon and Dan Dryer as they are trying to survive in a new town. With reports of a new type of attack that is unheard of in the town the two put their minds together to find out what is causing the hysteria. Having some of their students join the cause the couple finds out that the killer bats could be the least of their problem as corruption surrounds the higher-ups in the little town. Finding a way to exterminate the threat before the bats can kill again is their primary goal, but finding out what is causing the bloodlust in the new creatures is a close second.
A fun look at the terrifying effects that bats have on the general population. It is a creepy little creature that is mostly associated with things that go bump in the night although they are quite the specimen. An animal that can see utilizing sonar is just something that is amazing, especially when it is in the air for most of its life. Watching how scientists are able to discover what is behind the attacks and how the young co-eds are able to contribute to the cause makes for a surprisingly hopeful horror flick. Stay Scared.