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Old 23-08-2009, 13:04   #1
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End of the world/survival horror movies!

This is probably my favourite sub-genre and I've been trying to go back and watch some of my faves recetly. Things like Omega Man, 28 Days/Weeks Later, All the DEAD movies.
Please list your faves here and hopefully I'll find some I've never seen!
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Old 23-08-2009, 13:08   #2
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I liked The Day after Tomorrow and also Armageddon.

I really would love to see a Walking Dead movie though...that would be awesome.

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Old 23-08-2009, 13:10   #3
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Old 23-08-2009, 13:13   #4
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Wasn't there a similar thread not too long ago? I too like Deep Impact, Independence Day , The Day After Tomorrow, The Core and such films as along as they do not pretend to be anything other than brain-to-let B-movies designed for cheap thrills and nothing else. But when they start getting pretentious like Sunshine, I cannot stand them.
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Old 23-08-2009, 13:39   #5
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It sounded like he's not interested in disaster movies like Deep Impact and The Core, where the Earth is threatened by catastrophe but saved by a gang of plucky heroes. He's looking for post-apocalyptic films where the catastrophe does happen, and which show how people suffer through it and try to survive.

The upcoming The Road should be exactly the thing.
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Old 23-08-2009, 13:44   #6
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Old 23-08-2009, 13:47   #7
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Not a film but I enjoyed the tv adaptation of 'The Stand'.
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Old 23-08-2009, 14:50   #8
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Don't mind apocalyptic movies but catastrophe/disaster movies always suck badly. Daylight is one of my most hated movies. Are they still going to do a World War Z movie/TV series?
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Depressingly and frighteningly good. Extremely well made and in that era when the cold war was still on, really hits the mark.

It could be even more realistic than it appeared. Sheffield, being the major city in the approximate physical centre of the UK, could really have been a major target in the event of a nuclear war.

The Fities and Sixties had quite a few post-apocalyptic films like Five, On The Beach, The World the Flesh & the Devil, Panic in Year Zero etc.

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Old 23-08-2009, 15:03   #10
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Try these:

Memoirs of a Survivor
Glen and Randa
Testament
Massive Retaliation
No Blade of Grass
Z for Zachariah (BBC)
Time of the Wolf
The Last Battle
The End of August at the Hotel Ozone
Refuge of Fear
The Noah

I've got all the above on DVD but most are now deleted. Like always I've not seen all of them


Of course you can expand the genre even further into Mad Max type movies but the ones above are less glamorous/action orientated in their depiction of a destroyed earth.
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Old 23-08-2009, 15:11   #11
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There are some films about "civilisation" in a post apo-calyptic world. The Time Machine, Planet of the Apes (original version), Logan's Run, Waterworld etc are more about the supposed medium to long-term effects of an apocalypse.
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I really would love to see a Walking Dead movie though...that would be awesome.
I take it you missed this thread?
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Testament sounds good. I'll get the DVD.

A Boy and His Dog is another post-apocalyptic film.
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Old 23-08-2009, 15:50   #14
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This is probably my favourite sub-genre and I've been trying to go back and watch some of my faves recetly. Things like Omega Man, 28 Days/Weeks Later, All the DEAD movies.
Please list your faves here and hopefully I'll find some I've never seen!
I like Dawn of ther Dead, Survival, but I am Legend wasnt very good.
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Old 23-08-2009, 16:02   #15
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STILL makes me come out in goosebumps when I watch it
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I only saw it recently after hearing loads about it here. **** me it was grim.
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Old 23-08-2009, 16:44   #17
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I only saw it recently after hearing loads about it here. **** me it was grim.
I saw it around 1986. By then the Cold War was "cooling off" but even so the impact was very strong. The most natural parts were worried discussions across the small back gardens in the city suburbs interspered with shots of RAF aircraft flying overhead. Then there was the scene at the supermarket just as the Air Raid siren went off.

For depicting stark reality, I liked Threads better than the similarly themed and also good The War Game. The latter used deliberately soft b/w cinematography that worked well in some places eg the food riots, but overall Threads made the stronger impact.

BTW, which of the two movies did they show the scene of the milk bottles melting on the doorstep?
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I remember watching Threads on the telly, back in my yoof - now that was TV that damn well stuck with you. What with a young mind trying to cope with Thatcherism and The Cold War, it made it all the more terrifying. Everyone who saw it, couldn't stop talking about it. Talk about shaking up a nation.

Watched it again a couple of years back, and it's just as relentlessly grim as I remembered.
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As far as post-apocalyptic films go, Michael Haneke's Time of the Wolf (Le temps du loup) is terrific. Bleak, beautifully shot and featuring the wonderful Isabelle Huppert, it's well worth checking out for fans of the genre.

(Which pre-post preview I noticed is in PeteMc's list - but what the heck, it deserves another mention)
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There has to be a mention to 'When The Wind Blows' too

Minimalistic animation, but very effective
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