It’s easy to forget that it was only fifty years or so ago that humanity lived under the cloud of nuclear annihilation happening at any given moment. Sure, it could still happen now, but the old superpowers have at least cooled off.
This video shows a movie trailer for Panic In Year Zero, which tells an imagined story of what chaos and villainy could reign after a nuclear war began.
Panic In Year Zero has become something of a cult classic. It’s one for connoisseurs of both disaster movies and the atomic age.
The Japanese probably described the plot best by renaming the film Atomic Bomb and Sexual Instinct when it was released there.
If you can catch the film on TV then you should tune in. It’s not the best film in the world, naturally, but it’s intriguing glimpse into the mindset of a generation.