Isn’t every Apocalypse movie a horror?
We think so, and so do many who’ve responded to Jonny Numb‘s poll about those feel good end of the world films! In Apocalypse – Fan Edition, you’ll hear what horror fans have to say, what we had to add, and why laughing in the face of death may be the most powerful thing humans could ever do.
And don’t think we’re focused solely on zombie cinema. We’ll look at famine, war, exploding suns, pyroclastic flows, disease, alien invasions, and other great stuff that adds fuel to nihilism.
End of the world just a cosmic flyby away…
Apocalyptic thinking has captured the imagination of humanity for eons. But why the hell would people focus on doom and gloom instead of making the world a better place? We’ll explore that in this episode, but why have one Apocalypse when you can have two?! That’s right, the end of the world’s so nice, we had to do it twice. Next week, we’ll look at other films in this dystopian sub-genre and explore what they have to offer in the “Game over, man!” category.
But how close are we to the end of the world? On September 1, Asteroid Florence Nightingale, passed within seven million miles of Earth. She’s about three miles wide and could have done a helluva lot of damage to our little blue ball if she’d hit. (Talk about the irony if an object named after one of the world’s greatest nurses ended up killing millions.)
So put your head between your legs and kiss your ass goodbye, because it’s time for Apocalypse – Fan Edition!
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@Israel_Finn @AFiendOnFilm @TraCee_tr @RSBrzoska @loveandmonsters @RonGizmo @DavidWilde49 @Mrbluelouboyle @motherraven5 @pierre @mjlambert1 @GarySinese @MollyRingwald @StephenKing @synapsefilms @IamSandraOh @ChrisEvans and from Facebook Joel, Pierre, and Karen Rice Young
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