If you’re a fan of this blog, chances are decent that you’re also a fan of Stephen King’s The Stand. But if for some reason you haven’t ever read it, here’s a guest post by Lazarus of Lazarus’ Lair doing his part to explain why you should.
Wow, yeah, ok… that was… um… that was something alrght. I’m not sure what it was, but it was sure something; something very wierd and very strange.
Based on the short story by Frederick Brown the story starts and ends with “The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door…”
This would be a great article, even if I wasn’t quoted in it. You can read the original post, the most recent in a series of posts about post apocalyptic literature and audiobooks, on The Guilded Earlobe.
They weren’t human–weren’t even related to humanity through ties of blood–but they were our heirs! Published in 1961.
So apparently someone was nice enough to let their good friend, The Internet, borrow their full DVD quality rip of Zombieland, and then The Internet passed it on to me. And I’m glad they did, because it’s a great flick.
Probably the greatest post-apocalyptic sports movie ever made, Salute of the Jugger is David Webb Peoples single directorial credit.
On a recent episode of Podcast at Ground Zero, Jarred mentioned that he was on the lookout for a British documentary called On the 8th Day, that had been shown in the US after the airing of Threads on TBS in 1984.
Released in 1958, The Day the Sky Exploded is regarded as the first Italian scifi film, The film tells how scientists discover that a group of meteors are hurtling on a collision course with Earth, causing global scale disasters: tidal waves, wind, fire storms and earthquakes.
Audible.com recently recorded what I think is the first ever audio version of George R. Stewart’s classic novel, Earth Abides, so I decided to give it another read. I’ve read it before of course, but it’s probably been almost 20 years since the last time, so I was excited to get into it again.
A year in the life of a small town which finds itself struggling to survive when the rest of civilization mysteriously vanishes overnight. Broadcast 31 March 1943 on NBC’s Author’s Playhouse anthology series.