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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


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


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