Day the World Ended

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"ATTACKED... by a creature from hell!"
  • Approved
  • 1955
  • 1 hr 19 min
  • 5.4  (2,561)

In the movie Day the World Ended, a group of survivors must band together to survive in a post-apocalyptic world after a mysterious nuclear disaster wipes out nearly all of humanity. The movie, released in 1955 and directed by Roger Corman, follows a group of seven characters who seek refuge in an isolated cabin in the mountains. The group of survivors consists of James, a scientist, his daughter Louise, Tony, a former gangster, Ruby, a showgirl, Rick, a cowboy, and two Native Americans, Nakoma and his sister, Jody. Although they start off as strangers, they must work together to survive as they are faced with a series of challenges.

As they settle into the cabin, they begin to realize that they are not alone in the wilderness. First, they encounter a giant mutated spider, a result of the radiation from the nuclear bomb. Later, they come across two more survivors, one of whom is a wealthy man named Charles, who has hoarded his money and resources in order to survive.

Despite Charles' hostile nature, the group decides to let him stay in the cabin. However, tensions begin to rise as Charles starts to make unreasonable demands and the group struggles to share their limited resources. Meanwhile, Nakoma and Jody, initially perceived as outsiders, become integral members of the group as they are able to provide food, shelter, and medical care.

As the group begins to settle into their new lives, they are confronted by a new threat: a group of mutant humans, led by a man named Tony Lamont, who are ruthless and violent in their efforts to take over the cabin and its resources. The survivors must fight for their lives and defend what they have worked so hard to build.

One of the central conflicts in the film is between James and Tony, as they represent two different perspectives on human nature. James believes in the innate goodness of humanity and that people are capable of working together for the greater good, while Tony is cynical and believes that humans are inherently selfish and violent.

The film is notable for its low budget and use of stock footage to depict the radiation disasters. However, despite its limitations, Day the World Ended is regarded as one of the best of the 1950s post-apocalyptic sci-fi films. The film's themes of survival, community, and human nature continue to resonate with audiences today.

Overall, Day the World Ended is a classic B-movie sci-fi film that explores humanity's resilience and adaptability in the face of disaster. With a well-rounded cast of characters and a tense plot, the film is an entertaining and thought-provoking exploration of what it takes to survive in a world turned upside down.

Day the World Ended is a 1955 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 19 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4.

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    1 hr 19 min
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    5.4  (2,561)