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21.3.18

PODCAST 300: Threads & Chernobyl Diaries [End of the World Edition]


Like an early '60s b-movie Slaughter Film has grown to an unimaginable and monstrous size - reaching episode 300 - with the help from nuclear radiation! The Horror Duo have planned to celebrate this momentous occasion with a bang, by discussing a pair of films that shed some light on the Cold War fear of nuclear holocaust and the fall out from the Chernobyl disaster.

Forest will be covering the harrowing depiction of a world blasted by nuclear weapons with Threads, which plays out a WW3 scenario in which Great Britain is the target of such weapons. Cory talks about Chernobyl - the disaster that nearly annihilated Europe, while sharing his thoughts on the 2012 pseudo-found footage film Chernobyl Diaries.

"THREADS"

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"CHERNOBYL DIARIES"

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TIME CODE

  • 00:00 - Introduction & News
  • 28:12 - "Threads"
  • 58:41 - Know Your Horror Trivia
  • 59:47 - "Chernobyl Diaries"
  • 88:04 - Comments & Conclusion

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2 comments:

Blake Matthews said...

Cory, in the Chernobyl Diaries, was there any talk of the earthworms being larger than usual? Wouldn't it be awesome if there was a throwaway shot of Matthew Broderick in the background, or if he turned out to be the main villain?

When Stephen Hawking died, I considered giving him the nickname of "The Man Whose Existence Cost Michael Keaton the Oscar for Birdman" in my post.

And speaking of DEF CON 4, the reason why the American version of Godzilla 1985 never got a DVD release is related to the the fact that it used snippets of DEF CONF 4's original score, so there were complicated rights issues involved.

Matt from MN said...

I also had nightmares from seeing Los Angeles destroyed in Terminator 2!

Post-nuclear war science fiction movies like Damnation Alley made me a little optimistic, like I could still have adventures and fight mutated monsters. Then I see "reality check" movies like Threads, Testament, The Day After and When the Wind Blows... They reminded me that not only would I probably not live through it, but I wouldn't WANT to survive!

If you want to learn more about Cold War pop culture, I strongly recommend watching The Atomic Cafe. Happy 300th Episode, keep it up!