“An alien virus that once wiped civilizations out in ancient times has returned overnight by a mysterious thunderstorm infecting all the bats in the area, causing them to grow into grotesque giant man-eating monster bats.” That’s the synopsis for BATS: THE AWAKENING. I don’t know if this one has any connection to the movie BATS, or any of the other movies with the word BATS in the title. Nor does it matter in the slightest. They had me with “grotesque giant man-eating monster bats”. Had you all, too, didn’t they?
Watch the trailer for a good glimpse of the monster. We’re traipsing in vampire territory with this one, for sure! This flick has pure B-movie greatness written all over it. I can’t wait. We were deprived of MORBIUS by the studio and the ‘Rona but we can have this particular living vampire instead. (MORBIUS is never going to get released. I’ve just accepted it. Maybe in thirty or forty years somebody will find an old negative or something sitting on a shelf in some shed on the backlot and it’ll be leaked, but that’s our only hope at this point. They say it will release in early 22, but I ain’t buying it. They’ve cried wolf too many times. There is no wolf.) Honestly it looks like BATS: THE AWAKENING, with its grotesque giant man-eating monster bats, might make for a worthy consolation prize.