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Old 04-02-2008, 08:37 PM   #1
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I was listening to the movie channel on the way into work today, and Red Dawn was on. Movie track with some dialogue and some of the music from the film and it got me thinking. What was the best SHTF movie that you have seen?

I am not talking about some ordinary guy, who got thrust into some outstanding, out of the ordinary situation, cookie cutter suspense/action film. I am talking about a movie where everything went to hell in a handbasket, but someone who was prepared was able to ride it out?

I have to give some credit to Red Dawn. I thought that was pretty well done and it give a real good sense of having all that was normal ripped from you and there is nothing you could do about it.

I also have to give credit to Tremors from 1990. Burt Gummer was the perfect "stockpile and wait it out" character and the movie was entertaining as well. Granted the follow ups weren't necessary but the first one was brilliant.

Honorable mention has to go to Shaun of the Dead. If you have seen it, you know what I am talking about. It's just one of those movies that I could watch several times and still laugh at.

What are some of yours?

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Old 04-02-2008, 10:45 PM   #2
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well hands down RED DAWN
now how about EVIL DEAD that one was a classic i just think Ash is bad azz

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Shaun of the Dead is a great one.

I really liked 28 Days Later and the sequel, 28 Weeks Later.

I Am Legend with Will Smith was pretty decent.

Those all have kind of a zombie motiff though.

The one that I'm really looking forward to is The Road, based upon the Cormac McCarthy novel of the same. Probably the hardest-hitting SHTF novel I've ever read. It's supposed to be out in November of this year:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0898367/

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It's "30 Days of Night" the good guy made the grade and did what's necessary to prevail. Very creepy movie...

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Going with gnoll plus one. The entire Evil dead series is just to much. Strapping the shotgun onto the end of the arm. Now if you want real, Red Dawn is it. (Course, there's always Planet of the Apes.)

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Hot Fuzz....same people as Shaun of the Dead.

movie zombie

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Red Dawn by far

Omega Man

The Day After

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Shaun of the Dead is a great one.

I really liked 28 Days Later and the sequel, 28 Weeks Later.

I Am Legend with Will Smith was pretty decent.

Those all have kind of a zombie motiff though.

The one that I'm really looking forward to is The Road, based upon the Cormac McCarthy novel of the same. Probably the hardest-hitting SHTF novel I've ever read. It's supposed to be out in November of this year:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0898367/
I have yet to see I Am, so I have to reserve judgement on that one. Will Smith went through a phase there where he really turned me off with his full of himself attitude, so I refuse to give his movies any of my money when they are at the theater. PPV for $3.99 makes me feel better than contributing to him having a high box office total. I read LaMoE though and really enjoyed the book, so I am hoping it stays true.

I love zombie pics because it seems like the zombie movies are more geared towards SHTF. I mean, everything is broken down, there is no more commerce, no services ( food, medical, etc. ) no social structure, no nada - it's just you against them.

I have heard good things about The Road, but have yet to read it. I take it from your post that you would recommend it?
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I have heard good things about The Road, but have yet to read it. I take it from your post that you would recommend it?
Very much so. A man and his young son are trying to survive a few years after a nuclear apocolypse. I find McCarthy's writing style takes a little getting used to, because he doesn't follow traditional rules, but still, it's the best book I've read in the past couple of years and won the Pulitzer in 2007.
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i will also admit to liking DOOMSDAY.....

movie zombie

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