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.
Just a few chosen to survive a world holocaust...
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Did You Know?
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
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...