Ripped from the headlines of the Weekly World News, Bat Boy is the infamous tabloid creature who was born half boy/half bat. He has lived a quiet existence in the deep depths of a cave, until three unruly teenagers -- the Taylor kids -- discover him during a spelunking adventure. Bat Boy, startled, bites one of the teens and is subsequently brought to the home of Dr. Thomas Parker, the local veterinarian for the town of Hope Falls, West Virginia. It is here that Bat Boy, with the aid of Dr. Parker's wife, Meredith, and his daughter, Shelley, must learn to acclimate himself to the backwards society of Hope Falls...or, at least try. What unravels is a hilarious, campy -- an strangely moving -- tale of love, acceptance, intolerance, secrets, revenge, cows, blood, and, of course...bats.