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Flesh eating cockroaches and Hannibal Smith and Stringfellow Hawk driving around in an armoured truck. What's not to love about Damnation Alley?
Ever wanted to know what happened to that armoured truck, the Landmaster?



It’s still running, and the current owner intends a full restoration:



Full story here.

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It Comes at Night. (2017) Gas masks and gloves with what could be some pandemic - Way to close to home. A Sparten approach that suggests so much more than is seen.

A father, his wife and son live in a house in the forest following a deadly pandemic. What is going on is this looter safe or is he something else?

Always like Joel Edgerton - much better actor than given credit for and put in some cracking performances ovef the years.

Very classy and the makers understand showing less is way more scary than CGI 8 out of 10.
 

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It Comes at Night. (2017) Gas masks and gloves with what could be some pandemic - Way to close to home. A Sparten approach that suggests so much more than is seen.

A father, his wife and son live in a house in the forest following a deadly pandemic. What is going on is this looter safe or is he something else?

Always like Joel Edgerton - much better actor than given credit for and put in some cracking performances ovef the years.

Very classy and the makers understand showing less is way more scary than CGI 8 out of 10.
Yes, good film with a nice, menacing atmosphere. Some had problems with the ending, or maybe because there were no zombies (there's no pleasing some people) but I thought it was refreshing they didn't resort to the obvious.
 

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To The Lake: Virus runs rife, people coughing and dropping dead, you can tell they're infected by the reds of their eyes, so don't shot until you can see that. Moscow is sealed off, a plague city. Law and order breaks down, security units start looting. A group try to journey to a lake where they hope to find refuge on an island. Internal tensions in the group doesn't help. Quite violent with disturbing scenes. Interesting to see a Russian pandemic TV Series. On Netflix. 7/10.
 

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Cadaver: The aftermath of a nuclear disaster in Norway, likely war. Things are bleak food is short, the city looks bombed out, there's a const gloomy fog/mist. A strange man arrives offering people food and entertainment in a local hotel. People are fed and an interactive theatre ensues. That's when reality becomes difficult to separate from the performance. People start to disappear, strange things happen. Some really horrific scenes as what is really going on becomes all too obvious. Not a totally original story but the execution gives it a fresh flavour. Some heavy handed allegories though and the running time could have been pruned. Once again a horror film which might have worked better as an episode of The Twilight Zone. Written and Directed by Jarand Herdal in his feature debut. On Netflix. 6/10.
 

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An interesting selection, I've seen 8 of them, still have to view This Is The End and WALL-E.

10 of the Best: Post-Apocalyptic Movies
Some upbeat January movie recommendations.


Post-apocalyptic movies seem to go through phases of popularity with filmmakers, and the themes and issues they explore are often tied up in the fears of the time in which they're made.
In the '70s, it was civil unrest and political disintegration. In the '80s, the threat of nuclear war loomed large, while the '90s and '00s were more concerned with ecological disasters and the threat of pandemics.

Yet, in all of them, the focus is often on ordinary people survive in extraordinary circumstances, and how humanity survives adversity.

Here's our pick of ten of the best post-apocalyptic movies.


10. 'THIS IS THE END' (2013)
This one might be bending the rules somewhat, but it is technically post-apocalyptic as it's set immediately after the rapture. What makes it so unique is how it places it not in some all-American family, or even some crack military protagonist, but rather utilising dumbass, self-centred celebrities just trying to survive. All the surprise cameos aside, this is an incredibly well-crafted, blackly funny comedy.


9. 'A BOY AND HIS DOG' (1975)

Way before 'This Is The End' explored the idea of comedy in post-apocalypse, 'A Boy And His Dog' did it, albeit it with a far more absurdist take on it. Starring a pre-fame Don Johnson and based on Harlan Ellison's novella of the same name, 'A Boy And His Dog' served as a major touchstone in the development of the landmark role-playing game series 'Fallout'. It's a completely bizarre idea, one that barely makes sense when written down. Essentially, Don Johnson's character is traversing the wastelands of Kansas with his dog, Blood, who just so happens to be able to speak to him telepathically. After that, it just keeps getting weirder and weirder.


https://entertainment.ie/cinema/movie-news/10-of-the-best-post-apocalyptic-movies-471731/
 

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An interesting selection, I've seen 8 of them, still have to view This Is The End and WALL-E.

10 of the Best: Post-Apocalyptic Movies
Some upbeat January movie recommendations.


Post-apocalyptic movies seem to go through phases of popularity with filmmakers, and the themes and issues they explore are often tied up in the fears of the time in which they're made.
In the '70s, it was civil unrest and political disintegration. In the '80s, the threat of nuclear war loomed large, while the '90s and '00s were more concerned with ecological disasters and the threat of pandemics.

Yet, in all of them, the focus is often on ordinary people survive in extraordinary circumstances, and how humanity survives adversity.

Here's our pick of ten of the best post-apocalyptic movies.


10. 'THIS IS THE END' (2013)
This one might be bending the rules somewhat, but it is technically post-apocalyptic as it's set immediately after the rapture. What makes it so unique is how it places it not in some all-American family, or even some crack military protagonist, but rather utilising dumbass, self-centred celebrities just trying to survive. All the surprise cameos aside, this is an incredibly well-crafted, blackly funny comedy.


9. 'A BOY AND HIS DOG' (1975)

Way before 'This Is The End' explored the idea of comedy in post-apocalypse, 'A Boy And His Dog' did it, albeit it with a far more absurdist take on it. Starring a pre-fame Don Johnson and based on Harlan Ellison's novella of the same name, 'A Boy And His Dog' served as a major touchstone in the development of the landmark role-playing game series 'Fallout'. It's a completely bizarre idea, one that barely makes sense when written down. Essentially, Don Johnson's character is traversing the wastelands of Kansas with his dog, Blood, who just so happens to be able to speak to him telepathically. After that, it just keeps getting weirder and weirder.


https://entertainment.ie/cinema/movie-news/10-of-the-best-post-apocalyptic-movies-471731/
Hmm, you can have 28 days later but no NOTLD or DOTD? Also, Fury Road should not be at 3.
 

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They should remake Damnation Alley a la Fallout. Also, add Testament and Threads to lists, together with Fail-Safe and Dr. Strangelove.
 

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Love and Monsters: A comedy but also a pastiche of the Post-Apocalypse movie genre. Killer asteroid, broken into bits by missiles but chemicals from missiles come back into atmosphere. Insects and cold-blood animals mutate into monsters. People get literally eaten alive by a swarm of termites. Anyway 95% of the human population is killed off. Joel was 17 on Doomsday and was separated from his girlfriend Aimee, 7 years later he's in a bunker the only single among couples but he has contacted Aimee over a radio. A giant ant attacks the bunker and though only one occupant is devoured Joel heads off overland to find his girlfriend. He really isn't survivor material but meets up with a friendly dog who saves him from a Toad Monster. Later he teams up with Clyde, a survivalist and a young girl, Minnow, an ace shot with a crossbow. A quest film with flashbacks to how the Apocalypse unfolded. Some great monsters, the toad, a boulder snail, a giant crab among others. Homage is paid to film and TV portrays of such creatures, in particular a scene of fighting the crab reminds me of Journey To The Centre Of The Earth (1959). An enjoyable romp. Directed by Michael Matthews from a screenplay by Brian Duffield and Matthew Robinson. On Netflix. 8/10.
 

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Love and Monsters: A comedy but also a pastiche of the Post-Apocalypse movie genre. ... Some great monsters, the toad, a boulder snail, a giant crab among others. Homage is paid to film and TV portrays of such creatures, in particular a scene of fighting the crab reminds me of Journey To The Centre Of The Earth (1959). ...
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The Crab Scene Must Have Been Filmed In Cromer!
 
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