TV Times (Los Angeles Times
TV Guide supplement)
30 October - 5 November 2005. In a new CBS thriller, Lucy Lawless is in hot pursuit of
The Fresno Bee - 28 October 2005 'Xena' actress goes to bats Her crew got
a real-life jolt from Katrina. Forget blood-sucking vampire bats. It was Hurricane Katrina
that scared actress Lucy Lawless.
The Tampa Tribune 30 October 2005 - The Bat Pack. Four
young Tampa area actors shoot pool with Lucy Lawless and
face Hurricane Katrina while filming the TV movie "Vampire
New York Vue - 30 October 2005 Blood Thirst - Lucy Lawless Stars in
"Vampire Bats" - Scans contributed by Victoria
Arkansas Democrat Gazette 30 October 2005 Vampire Bats wing it to CBS
- Lucy Lawless stars as the crusading scientist and critter
hunter on the CBS made-for-tv movie Vampire Bats - Scan contributed by
Toronto Star 30 October 2005 - Xena vs. Mother Nature
Locusts, mutant bats, a vast flood — these are the terrors that torment Lucy
Lawless - updated with scans from maRia
Dallas Morning News 30 October 2005 'Locusts' conquered, Lawless puts bite
on bats - Scans contributed by Lisa
Toronto Star 29 October 2005 - Lucy in the sky with... bats?
Houston Chronicle 30 October 2005 Bats in New Orleans
the cool title and seeing Xena's Lucy Lawless reprise her Locusts' role, there's another good reason to check out tonight's
Vampire Bats on CBS: the New Orleans scenery.
Zap2It 29 October 2005 Lucy Lawless Faces 'Vampire Bats'
...As with Bruce Willis opposing terrorist after terrorist in the "Die Hard"
movies, could Lawless fight even more horrors in future CBS offerings? "Oh,
I don't know," she muses. "How many plagues are there? I'm really looking
forward to 'Head Lice.'"
Entertainment Weekly - 28 October 2005 - Lucy Lawless on Vampire
Boston Herald 28 October 2005 From ‘Bats’ to Baton Rouge: TV’s Xena
battles hurricane during filming of CBS movie
USA Today - 28 October 2005 The network's first attempt, Spring
Break Shark Attack, had too much soap and too little shark.
The second, Locusts, suffered from some buggy monsters
that would only be terrifying to an amber wave of grain. But homicidal, mutant vampire bats? I am
TV Guide Online 28 October 2005 Lucy Lawless: From Xena to Katrina. Lucy
Lawless really should go on Fear Factor. The former Xena: Warrior
Princess star had to fight off a swarm of gonzo grasshoppers earlier this
year in the CBS TV-movie Locusts, and now in the sequel, the imaginatively
titled Vampire Bats (Sunday at 9 pm/ET), she's battling a horde of... well,
you get the idea. But she also weathered far more real storms this year, as
you'll see in TVGuide.com's interview with the Kiwi.
The Times-Picayune 28 October 2005 - Bats' just entertainment, Lucy Lawless
says. The cast and crew of "Vampire Bats" had about a week of shooting left
when Hurricane Katrina forced evacuation.
Star Lucy Lawless waited until midmorning on Katrina Sunday to leave.
New York Post - 28 October 2005 BAT-TY BOOP
FRESH from their riveting roles in that TV movie classic, "Locusts," Dr.
Maddy Rierdon (Lucy Lawless, "Xena") and hubby Dan Dryer (Dylan Neal) are
back to battle more revolting creatures in a soon-to- be-classic,
Hollywood Reporter 27 October 2005 - Review of Vampire Bats
- Added scan from
Press Enterprised 27 October 2005 - Lucy Lawless tackles "Vampire Bats"
Variety Magazine 26 October 2005 - Review of Vampire Bats
Online 26 October 2005 Lucy Lawless'
Hurricane Scare Kiwi powerhouse LUCY LAWLESS
was filming her new CBS TV movie "Vampire Bats" in New Orleans when
Hurricane Katrina hit. ET's KEVIN FRAZIER talked to the star about her new
thriller, and her terrifying encounter with the hurricane.
Herald 26 October 2005 Lawless graduates from locusts
to vampire bats Actress Lucy Lawless is taking on vampire bats in her
latest role, rather than confronting the vengeful gods
of her former Xena: Warrior Princess series.
SciFi.com Review - Vampire Bats Review 26 October 2005 -
After their adventures in the CBS movie Locusts, professor
Maddy Rierdon (Lawless) and her husband, Dan Dryer (Neal),
attempt to get their bearings after moving to Louisiana with
their two daughters in search of a simpler life.
Guide (US) - 24 October 2005 It's Xena! Vampire Bats (CBS, 9 pm)
Associated Press 24
October 2005 - Lucy Lawless tackles "Vampire Bats"
St Petersburg Times - 24 October 2005 - Among campy and classic on TV for Halloween is the
toothless Vampire Bats,
which nevertheless gives a local actor his big break.
TV SMACKDOWN: Lucy Lawless is on the
job! - 21 October 2005
St Petersburg Times blog 21 October 2005 Xena, Xena .. Las
Beacon TV 21 October 2005 - A Few Minutes With Lucy Lawless
Not too soon for a spook sampler New York Newsday - 21 October
... Vampire Bats (Oct. 30 at 9 pm, CBS) - Lucy Lawless and Dylan
Neal in a new TV-movie sequel to last year's "Locusts," with Brett
Butler and Craig Ferguson. ...
Gannett News Service - 14 October 2005 - CBS uncloaks 'Vampire Bats'
"Vampire Bats" seems cozily distant from the harshness of
realism and real life. "It's good fun," says Lucy Lawless, who
stars in the CBS movie on Halloween eve. "Not everything has to
be deep and meaningful."
- 31 August 2005 - Lucy Lawless' Race To Escape Hurricane
The National Ledger - 31 August 2005 Lucy Lawless Grateful to Make it Out of Katrina's Path. From Baton Rouge,
La., Lucy Lawless tells us she's definitely among those who consider themselves lucky to be alive after rushing out of the path of Hurricane Katrina. She's been working and temporarily living in New Orleans, making
the CBS Halloween movie "Vampire Bats."
SciFi Wire 30 August 2005 Katrina Affects SF&F Film Shoots -The CBS TV movie Vampire Bats, meanwhile, had a week to go on its four-week shoot. Executive producer Frank von Zertner told the trade paper: "Basically what we have left to do can be done anywhere. Most of our exteriors are
pretty much accomplished. As luck would have it, we were very lucky with weather."
Fangoria Magazine - 30 August 2005 Lucy Lawless battles BATS, escapes hurricane
Hollywood Reporter 30 August 2005 - Frank von Zerneck, who is producing "Vampire," said it would be at least a
week before his production could resume what would have been its last week of shooting. "Everyone is safe," von Zerneck said, "but now I'm dealing with things like, are the trucks flooded? Where is the equipment?
Everything was boxed up and stored, but now the city is pretty much closed down."
Washington Times - 29 August 2005 Stars flee
Big Easy film sets - Lucy evacuates from the set of Vampire Bats.
United Press International 25 August 2005 Lucy Lawless takes on 'Vampire Bats'
New York Post - 25 August 2005 Xena Turns Into Buffy
scifi.about.com 22 August 2005 - Interview with Lucy - Lucy Lawless Sheds Light on Battlestar Galatica. A very good interview
that also touches on Xena and the movie Vampire Bats
SciFi Wire - 22 August 2005 Lawless Batty About Vampire
Lucy Lawless, who stars in the upcoming CBS horror movie Vampire Bats, told SCI FI Wire she's reprising her role as a bug specialist and college professor from last year's telefilm Locusts. The former Xena: Warrior
Princess star played Dr. Maddy Rierdon in Locusts, which dealt with a town taken over by swarming bugs. Now, she's battling bloodthirsty bats, Lawless said in an interview.
Softpedia News - 21 August 2005 - Lucy Lawless Thinks a "Xena" Movie Would Be Great. Article about the Xena
Movie, Vampire Bats and Battlestar Galactica
FilmStew.com 19 August 2005 CBS Loads Up on Bats. Frank Von Zerneck and Robert Sertner are producing the
network's sequel to last season's Locusts.
E! Online has brief mention of the movie for the 15 August 2005 Movie News
Craig Ferguson has gone Bat-ty. The Late Late Show host is set to cameo in CBS' Vampire Bats, a sequel to last year's miniseries Locusts. The telepic follows a group of scientists who link a breed of vampire bats to a
series of bizarre murders. Lucy Lawless and Dylan Neal reprise their original roles in the telepic. Brett Butler and Timothy Buttons also star. Shooting has already begun in New Orleans.
- The National Enquirier 18 August 2005 Xena Star Goes Batty - brief mention about Lucy's new movie "Vampire Bats" and a picture of her
from the La Boheme Premiere in 2004
CBS News release (via Futon Critic) 17 August 2005 - Lucy Lawless ("Zena: Warrior
Princess," "Tarzan") and Dylan Neal ("Dawson's Creek") reprise their roles as Dr. Maddy Rierdon and Dan Dryer from the highly-rated CBS Television Movie "Locusts" in VAMPIRE BATS, a
new television movie that has begun production in New Orleans for broadcast Sunday, Oct. 30 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Variety Magazine 16 August 2005 CBS jazzes up telepix - Butler, Bottoms join
'Bats'. Article about the newest cast members for Vampire Bats
- Dread Central - 4 August 2005 - Lawless Bats!