Today, let’s go back to Vincent Price and his days of (sometimes) personally interacting with situations filled with mystery and horror. Yes, it’s The Price of Fear, his radio show from the 70s and 80s. The whole “Price getting caught up in the fiction” business makes me wish somebody would have created a TV show where Price went around solving mysteries, playing himself. And then maybe he could share a recipe before the closing credits. Regardless, here are two more episodes, “Is Anybody There?” and “Specialty of the House.”
Tonight’s film is Chosen Survivors from 1974. I imagine the script spitballing session went something like this:
“Hey, I’ve got an idea: why don’t we put some people underground and they have to contend with vampire bats?”
“Why don’t they just go back to the surface?”
“What if there was a nuclear war? Then they couldn’t go back!”
So, yeah. Jackie Cooper (Perry White from the Superman movies) and Alex Cord (Stagecoach) star. Enjoy the retro sci-fi.