The end of the world… If you put enough credence into the news, it seems like it could come any day now. Nuclear war, religious cataclysm, nanotechnology, an astronomical event, Justin Beiber and countless other things could ultimately lead to the demise of mankind and civilization as we know it. Some people think it’s going to happen on December 21st, 2012, but according to the 1985 Canadian film Defcon-4 it could happen as soon as the day after tomorrow. Continue reading “Defcon-4”
Three Astronauts return from space to find that the life they left behind doesn’t exist anymore. When only two survive the emergency landing on the coastline “near Los Angeles”, they discover that the world is an extremely different place then the one they left. Roving gangs are killing men, and taking women and children as hostages. The city itself is a burnt out husk of what it once was, and the two spacemen – Newman and Matthews – have to make their place in the world.
In the year 1992 after a nuclear war has devastated most of the United States. Dr. Paul Dean (Robert Glaudini) develops a leech-like parasite that grows to large portions after it consumes the blood of its host. Paul flees to the desert when the government storms his lab to collect the parasites to use for their own purposes. He is pursued by “Wolf” (James Davidson) the “merchant” employed by the government to retrieve the last of the parasites. Paul carries one of the last parasites in a canister and the other inside of his stomach. He seeks refuge in small desert town populated by scavengers who constantly threaten his work. While most of the scavengers seek to rob him blind one woman Patrica Wells (Demi Moore) finds an interest in Paul and helps him to destroy the parasites before they multiply and devour the Earth’s remaining population. Written by Matthew Patay and directed by Charles Band.