Tuesday, October 16, 2007
31 Days of Halloween - Day 16 - Movie 1
The world is destroyed in a nuclear war, but there are survivors. Six of them are normal human beings, well some of them have issues, and most of them are better looking than average, but they're human. There's also a mule. They take refuge inside a house where they bicker, and try to survive. There are other survivors as well, once human, the radation has mutated them into beings who can only survive on radiation contaminated food, water, and air. As the human numbers dwindle, the mutant threat becomes greater, until the inevitable confrontation occurs.
This in a nutshell is Roger Corman's "The Day the World Ended" (1956) starring Paul Birch, Richard Denning (as, yet, another geologist), Lori Nelson, and Mike "Touch" Conners. This movie is an engaging little post-apocalyptic sociological experiment with one of Paul Blaisdell's imaginative monsters.