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Chosen Survivors is a 1974 Mexican-American science fiction/horror film directed by Sutton Roley and starring Alex Cord and Jackie Cooper.

Chosen Survivors
Original poster art
Directed bySutton Roley
Produced byLeon Benson
Charles W. Fries
Written byH.B. Cross
StarringJackie Cooper
Alex Cord
Richard Jaeckel
Bradford Dillman
Diana Muldaur
Music byFred Karlin
CinematographyGabriel Torres
Edited byJohn F. Link
Dennis Virkler
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • May 22, 1974 (1974-05-22)
Running time
99 minutes
United States[1]


After being selected at random by a computer to seek safety in an underground bomb shelter on the eve of a nuclear attack, a group of refugees makes a horrible realization: They are sharing the space with a colony of vampire bats. And since going back above ground is not an option, they are forced to stay and fight for their lives.



The film was released theatrically in the United States on May 22, 1974. The original distributor was Columbia Pictures.

The film was released on DVD in a double feature with The Earth Dies Screaming as part of MGM's Midnite Movies series.

Most recently, film restoration company Kino Lorber released blu-ray collectors edition on October 16th 2016.

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  1. ^ "Chosen Survivors". American Film Institute. Retrieved 24 November 2015.

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