Bat Adventures and Bats in the Movies

Bats have featured predominantly in many movies. Sometimes in supporting roles and sometimes as the main character. In the movies, bats are usually associated with sinister things such as vampires or death. Sometimes, they are a foreboding message and generally, you see them in crypts, graveyards and creepy old Victorians. Thing is, bats live everywhere! Bats are good for our environment.

As you will know from reading my many posts, I’m a lover of classic movies, so this list will be mainly from that category. You are also going to see a few Bela Lugosi movies listed here as well. We all need more Bela in our lives.

Le Manoir du diable (1896) The movies begins with very clever Silent Movie special effects.

The Kiss of the Vampire (1962) I love Hammer movies and I especially love this one! https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057226/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

The Bat (1926) A masked criminal who dresses like a giant bat terrorizes the guests at an old house rented by a mystery writer.

The Bat Whispers (1930) This is a remake of the 1926 version of The Bat. I don’t generally like remakes, but this is a really great edition to bat movies.

The Bat (1959) We can’t have a list of bat movies without Vincent Price!

Dracula (1931) This is by far one of my all time favourite Bela Lugosi films ever!

The Vampire Bat (1933) The stunning Faye Ray is in another of my favourite bat movies!

The Devil Bat (1940) I also love this movie and of course it has Bela Lugosi! I warned you!

Here are a few great articles about bats in the movies.



Each time I post, I am going to also suggest music that goes with bat adventures! Today I’m suggesting is The House Of Haunt! Go buy their music here! https://thehouseofhaunt.bandcamp.com

Type of bats: Large Brown Bats
No. Mosquito bites: 0

Here is a link I’ve created to all of our bat sightings.

Important: Do not handle bats. They can carry the rabies virus. Only those who have been properly vaccinated and have knowledge of bats should be handling them. If you find a bat in your home call a bat rescue. Do not call an exterminator, call a rescue. Bats are important for our environment. I have links below for rescues.

Types of bats in Ontario: https://onnaturemagazine.com/bat-guide.html
High Park Nature Centre: https://www.highparknature.org/wiki/wiki.php?n=Mammals.Bats
Bat rescues: http://www.ontariowildliferescue.ca/wildlifecentres/?care=bat

Stay The Fuck Home Read The Classics Edition

If you’ve read through all of your books and are looking for something else to feast your eyes on, yet are in the same boat as everyone else — can’t afford to buy books and the libraries are closed, I have a list of classics for you. The beauty, you can read them for free. Another hint for library card holders, most libraries have an app you can log into to read ebooks.

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh http://gutenberg.ca/ebooks/waughe-bridesheadrevisited1945/waughe-bridesheadrevisited1945-00-h.html

Dracula by Bram Stoker http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/345

East of Eden by John Steinbeck http://www.studynovels.com/Book/BookDetails?bid=534&name=East%20of%20Eden

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley https://www.gutenberg.org/files/84/84-h/84-h.htm

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1400/1400-h/1400-h.htm

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville https://www.gutenberg.org/files/2701/2701-h/2701-h.htm

Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks02/0200991h.html

Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/351

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton https://www.gutenberg.org/files/541/541-h/541-h.htm

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1184/1184-h/1184-h.htm

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett https://www.gutenberg.org/files/113/113-h/113-h.htm

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens https://www.gutenberg.org/files/98/98-h/98-h.htm

The Time Machine by H. G. Wells http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/35

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/768