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FULL SYNOPSIS

This speculative horror film details the tribulations endured by a specially-selected test group of 11 people who are informed that they will be the only occupants of a nuclear fallout shelter built half a mile below the Earth's surface. Chosen by project coordinator Peter Macomber ([[Performer~P19192~Bradford Dillman~bradforddillman]]) as a fair cross-section of humanity, the group includes a politician, a businessman, an athlete and an author. As it turns out, the "survivors" are unwitting participants in one of those contrived psychological experiments featured so often on programs like [[Feature~V133223~The Twilight Zone~thetwilightzone[tvseries][19591964]]]. To make matters worse, someone's left a vent open, releasing thousands of ravenous vampire bats. Produced in Mexico, this tepid psycho-thriller plays out like the aforementioned TV drama, albeit padded out to 100 minutes. Said padding seems comprised of equal parts dull dialogue and interminable battles with the winged foes -- which are admittedly quite realistic and make for some genuine creep-out scenes. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

Cast

Jackie Cooper
as Raymond Couzins
Diana Muldaur
as Alana Fitzgerald
Bradford Dillman
as Peter Macomber
Barbara Babcock
as Lenore Chrisman
Alex Cord
as Steven Mayes
Gwen Mitchell
as Carrie Draper
Nancy Rodman
as Claire Farraday
Christina Moreno
as Kristin Lerner
Lincoln Kilpatrick
as Woody Russo
Pedro Armendariz, Jr.
as Luis Cabral
Kelly Lange
as Mary Louise Borden
Richard Jaeckel
as Gordon Ellis

Crew

Sutton Roley
Director
Leon Benson
Producer
Charles W. Fries
Producer
Harry Spalding
Screenwriter
Fred Karlin
Composer (Music Score)
Dennis Virkler
Editor
Ernesto Carrasco
Set Designer
Alfonso Rubie
Costume Designer
Felipe Palomino
First Assistant Director
Art Stolnitz
Production Executive
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