★★☆☆ – (2017) – A farmer who kills his wife over land is later haunted by her ghost and terrorized by rats. Takes forever to get going, but eventually hits a mysterious and involving stride. When all is said and done, however, nothing much is amounted to as nothing new is ever put forth. On the bright side, Thomas Jane is terrific.

Bats: Human Harvest

★☆☆☆ – (2007) – Russian and American troops encounter pissed off bats while searching for rebels. Pretends it’s military authentic by speaking macho jargon (often with horrid accents), but feels like a bunch of amateurs playing with toy guns and CGI bats. Embarrassing.


★★☆☆ – (1999) – Scientifically engineered bats tear apart a small town fang by bloody fang. Close to exciting during moments of mayhem, but subsequent scenes are crippled by lousy dialog and routine characters. Not exactly innovative, but often amusing.

Of Unknown Origin

★★½☆ – (1983) – A man who’s alone in his self-renovated house confronts a persistently wicked rat. Suffers in the area of human drama, and gets silly at times, but the concept and ideas are steadily enjoyable on subtle levels. Thin, but often creepy.