5.5/10
672
38 user 35 critic

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 »

Director:

Sutton Roley

Writers:

Harry Spalding (screen story) (as H.B. Cross), Harry Spalding (screenplay) (as H.B. Cross) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In Britain, a group of survivors fights off a deadly alien invasion that uses robots and a poisonous gas to take over the Earth.

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Willard Parker, Virginia Field, Dennis Price
The Pit (1981)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A solitary and strange preteen boy wreaks revenge on his harassers when he makes a disturbing discovery in the depth of a forest.

Director: Lew Lehman
Stars: Sammy Snyders, Jeannie Elias, Sonja Smits
Quatermass 2 (1957)
Sci-Fi | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Professor Quatermass, trying to gather support for his Lunar colonisation project, is intrigued by mysterious traces that have been showing up.

Director: Val Guest
Stars: Brian Donlevy, John Longden, Sidney James
The Brain (1988)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

With the help of an alien organism, a man brainwashes audiences through television; a troubled high school student is determined to stop them.

Director: Ed Hunt
Stars: Tom Bresnahan, Cynthia Preston, David Gale
Brave New World (TV Movie 1980)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A man who grew up in a primitive society educating himself by reading Shakespeare is allowed to join the futuristic society where his parents are from. However, he cannot adapt to their repressive ways.

Director: Burt Brinckerhoff
Stars: Julie Cobb, Bud Cort, Keir Dullea
Head (1968)
Comedy | Fantasy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The Monkees are tossed about in a psychedelic, surrealist, plotless, circular bit of fun fluff.

Director: Bob Rafelson
Stars: Peter Tork, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz
The Detective (1968)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Police detective Joe Leland investigates the murder of a gay man. While investigating, he discovers links to official corruption in New York City in this drama that delves into a world of sex and drugs.

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Frank Sinatra, Lee Remick, Ralph Meeker
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

After an unusual meteor shower leaves most of the human population blind, a merchant navy officer must find a way to conquer tall, aggressive plants which are feeding on people and animals.

Directors: Steve Sekely, Freddie Francis
Stars: Howard Keel, Nicole Maurey, Janette Scott
The Night Stalker (TV Movie 1972)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An abrasive Las Vegas newspaper reporter investigates a series of murders committed by a vampire.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey
Stars: Darren McGavin, Carol Lynley, Simon Oakland
Necromancy (1972)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Orson Welles plays the head of a witches' coven in the town of Lilith, where he needs the powers of Pamela Franklin to raise his son from the dead.

Director: Bert I. Gordon
Stars: Orson Welles, Pamela Franklin, Lee Purcell
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Scientific experiments backfire and produce horrific mutations: half man, half fish, which terrorize a small fishing village by killing the men and raping the women.

Directors: Barbara Peeters, Jimmy T. Murakami
Stars: Doug McClure, Ann Turkel, Vic Morrow
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A group of young adults trapped on a desert island find the water inhabited by a violent form of flesh-eating organisms.

Director: Jack Curtis
Stars: Martin Kosleck, Byron Sanders, Barbara Wilkin
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jackie Cooper ... Raymond Couzins
Alex Cord ... Steven Mayes
Richard Jaeckel ... Major Gordon Ellis
Bradford Dillman ... Peter Macomber
Pedro Armendáriz Jr. ... Luis Cabral (as Pedro Armendariz Jr.)
Diana Muldaur ... Alana Fitzgerald
Lincoln Kilpatrick ... Woody Russo
Gwenn Mitchell Gwenn Mitchell ... Carrie Draper
Barbara Babcock ... Dr. Lenore Chrisman
Cristina Moreno Cristina Moreno ... Kristin Lerner (as Christina Moreno)
Nancy Rodman Nancy Rodman ... Claire Farraday
Kelly Lange ... Mary Louise Borden
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Just a few chosen to survive a world holocaust... See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 May 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fladdermössen See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico City, Mexico

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Bats were caught in nets on a daily basis for use in this movie. Moreover, said captured bats were only used for a single day and alas many of them died throughout the production of the film. As a direct result of this latter occurrence, both Jackie Cooper and Barbara Babcock subsequently spoke to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences about universalizing the methods of treating animals in a humane fashion in American movies shot in other countries. See more »

Quotes

Mary Louise Borden: May I have your attention, please? On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I would like to welcome you to the beginning of the greatest adventure of your lives. You are all sedated to ease the shock of what has happened. Faced with the threat of world-wide development of atomic weapons, a special government committee set into action a plan to provide for the continuation of the human race, in the event of global, thermonuclear war. You are here because we are now engaged in...
[...]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Would love to find a copy of film
24 November 2004 | by Roadkill1962See all my reviews

Like the other person that reviewed the film, I was young (12) when I saw the film but I have thought about it many times since.

In fact, I was able to finally track down the title. I cannot say the movie was great but the premise was interesting and, for a 12 year old, plenty of frights. I must have checked over 100 sites to try and find the name of this film. Several scenes were memorable such as when the were being attacked in the control room and then when they were trying to escape by climbing out, since the elevator no longer was operable. If anyone has a copy of the film, I would appreciate being contacted so I can share it with my children.


11 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 38 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed