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Post Apocalypse Now! My favorite films about life after the end-of-the-World.

  • Oct 13, 2009
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One of my favorite horror/sci-fi sub-genre is films that deal with the Post Apocalypse. These films deal with people living in a World after the fall of civilization due to a plague, Nuclear Armageddon or the collapse of government. My favorites in no particular order.
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Society is trying to cling to it's old order but a new breed of terror is out ruling the highways. Can a few cops maintain order in an ever growing lawless land? The first and best of the Mad Max films.
See the full review, "The film that launched a franchise, a sub genre and a hundred knock-offs".
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A teenage boy and his highly intelligent psychic dog look for uncontaminated food and women in a radioactive wasteland.
See the full review, "Lack of respect, wrong attitude, failure to obey authority! Welcome to the world of Vic and Blood.".
The Last Man On Earth
One man is surrounded in a city of the living dead. Can he keep his sanity together as he tries to survive a dead World?
See the full review, "A very good adaptation of I Am Legend.".
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The dead out number the living 500,000 to 1. A few soldiers and scientists are hiding out an old military bunker trying to contact other survivors. With millions of the undead surrounding them, will they live to see another day or wind up as a nice dinner for the dead?
See the full review, "The Day of the Dead is here!".
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Life isn't so bad after the bomb, it's a living hell. The survivors will end up envying the dead. This BBC teleplay from 1984 showcases the possible aftermath of a thermonuclear war. I would also like to mention another BBC film that inspired this one to watch and it's called The War Game.
See the full review, "Brutal film about the nuclear apocalypse that still packs a punch.".
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What is it like knowing that you only have a few days left on Earth to enjoy? This adaptation of the Nevil Shute novel that was directed by Stanley Kramer dramatizes that possibility. A hard hitting film starring Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire and Anthony Perkins.
28 Days Later... (2002)
A mutated virus has run amok in the UK infecting it's victims and turning them into raging psychopaths. A grim film about a band of survivors who try to survive the collapse of society and the horror that awaits them in the shadows.
See the full review, "A mutant virus turns Britain into a wasteland.".
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A comet passes through Earth's orbit and wipes out most of the planet's population. The only survivors are a few people who were lucky enough not to be exposed to the comet's dust and the unlucky ones who are mutated into ravenous blood thirsty creatures. A fun and cheesy science fiction film from the 80's.
See the full review, "A comet's passing marks the end of the world in this 50's Sci-Fi spoof.".
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What is it like to wake up one morning and find yourself all alone in an empty World? Well that's what happened to Zac Hobson who finds himself all by his lonesome. Can he cope with the absence of people or is there something more behind this?
Beneath the Planet of the Apes
Taylor has gone off to the Forbidden Zone and discovers why the Apes are so afraid of it. But the truth behind it is all too shocking and who lives in the city is even more of a surprise.

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