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Damnation Alley (1977) Post-Apocalyptic Journey Through The Radioactive Wastelands

Yeah, sure, it looks sorta like a made-for-TV movie, but it’s burned into my brain because it was on heavy rotation on HBO back in the day. I’m a sucker for anything post-apocalyptic, especially if it has Jackie Earle Haley in it.

Lt. Jake Tanner (Jan-Michael Vincent), an unorthodox Air Force officer, shares ICBM silo duty at an Air Force missile base in California with Major Eugene “Sam” Denton (George Peppard). When the United States detects incoming nuclear missiles, Tanner and Denton “turn the key” to launch part of the retaliatory strike, initiating Doomsday. After launching their entire arsenal of nuclear missiles, Tanner and Denton witness nuclear devastation rain down all around them.

Two years later the Earth, tilted off its axis by World War III, radiation has mutated insect life and is constantly wracked by massive storms that cover the entire hemisphere. Military order at the base has broken down. Tanner resigned his commission and Denton is considering going to Albany, New York to find the source of a lone radio transmission. Before they are ready to abandon the base a rocket fuel explosion kills all but four men – Denton, Tanner, former Airman Keegan (Paul Winfield) and Airman Tom Perry (Kip Niven).

They set out in two Air Force “Landmasters” (giant 12-wheeled armored personnel carriers capable of climbing 60-degree inclines, and can operate in water) across “Damnation Alley” considered “the path of least resistance” between intense radiation areas. On their journey, they pick up two survivors, fight a band of crazed, savage shotgun-toting mountain men and encounter mutated “flesh stripping Madagascar hissing cockroaches” before reaching their destination.

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Damnation Alley

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Threads (1984) The Creepiest Nuclear War Film Ever Made!

…And you thought The Day After was bad…b-b-but wait it gets worse!

Documentary style account of a nuclear holocaust and its effect on the working class city of Sheffield, England; and the eventual long run affects of nuclear war on civilization.

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Threads (1984)

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The Day After (1983) America Gets Nuked On 80’s TV

Here’s a made-for-TV movie that helped fuel my nightmares as a kid.

My fellow Americans… While the extent of damage to our country is still uncertain, and shall probably remain so for sometime. Preliminary reports indicate that principal weapons impact points included military and industrial targets in most sectors of the United States. There is at the present time a ceasefire with the Soviet Union, which sustained damage equally catastrophic. Many of you listening to me today have suffered personal injury, sudden separation from loved ones, and the tragic loss of your families. I share your grief for I too have suffered personal loss. During this hour of sorrow, I wish to assure you that America has survived this terrible tribulation. There has been no surrender, no retreat from the principles of liberty and democracy for which the free world looks to us for leadership. We remain undaunted before all but Almighty God… (sound of transistor radio adjustment)…offer our prayers…(static)…government functioning under certain extraordinary emergency options. We are prepared to make every effort to coordinate relief and recovery programs at the state and local level. During the next two weeks, my staff and Cabinet will relocate to the National Emergency Re-Construction Headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa. At the present time, and until radiation pattern reports are made available over the Emergency Broadcast band or through your local authorities, I urge you to remain in areas offering maximum shelter protection from radioactive fallout and obey all local curfews. We are counting on you, you see—on your strength, your patience, your will and your courage to help rebuild this great nation of ours. God bless you all – Post-Atomic Strike Presidential Speech

The Nuclear Attack Scene

“Get out of my house!”

The Full Movie


The Day After

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