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Chosen Survivors (1974)

A group of diverse individuals are suddenly taken from their homes and flown via helicopter to a futuristic bomb shelter in the desert, one-third of a mile below the surface of the Earth. ... See full summary »

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A group of diverse individuals are suddenly taken from their homes and flown via helicopter to a futuristic bomb shelter in the desert, one-third of a mile below the surface of the Earth. There, they learn that a nuclear holocaust is taking place and that they've been "chosen" by computer to survive in the shelter in order to continue the human race. The shelter is designed to allow the people to exist underground comfortably for years, but they are faced with a threat nobody could have predicted: a colony of thousands of bloodthirsty vampire bats finds a way into the shelter and launches a series of vicious attacks where they claim the humans one by one. Written by deathbenotdeadly

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They Were Chosen To Live. But They Were Destined To Die! See more »


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Fladdermössen  »

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i remember this one, too
26 December 2000 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

i'd been going nuts for quite a few years trying to find this one and finally found it on ebay. i remember it came out about the same time as "earthquake" did, and i remember thinking what a creepy, claustrophobic feel it had to it. it starred just about all of the b-list TV stars from that time, including my favorite, Diana muldaur. a group of regular citizens are pulled from their beds in the middle of the night to find themselves shoved into a bomb-proof shelter miles beneath the surface. once they start to adapt to both the world ending and to their situation, the original residents of the cave decide to come by for a visit. filmed with effects similar to Hitchcock's "the birds", there are several vicious attacks by blood-sucking vampire bats until the survivors decide to try and escape. highly recommended, if you can find it.


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