Category Archives: Apocalypse November
Earlier this month, Biff Bam Pop!’s own Marie Gilbert wrote about Stephen King’s apocalyptic opus, The Stand. That is one of my favorite books, and its comparison to another book got me interested in the works of another king of suspense, and his magnum opus of the world after a terrible disaster. After the jump, I’ll tell you about Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon.
If you want a good feel and vision of how the Apocalypse would affect those of us living in a modern world, then you have two books that do the job of bringing the end of times to your front door. My review of The Stand by author Stephen King told about the results of a man-made pandemic and the battle between good and evil.
With my review of World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by author Max Brooks, we learn about a new type of pandemic… a walking plague. I consider the messages of The Stand and World War Z, a crash course on what to expect when civilization decides to go to hell, big time. More on World War Z after the jump.
With the Mayan calendar predicting our doom and gloomy ending this December, throughout the month of November Biff Bam Pop will be taking a look at some of our favourite pop culture apocalyptic moments. Marie Gilbert got things started with a look at Stephen King’s masterpiece, The Stand. Today, I’m listing off five of my favourite end of the world scenarios in films. Here’s your warning – there will be spoilers starting now.
Kicking things off is a film that I didn’t necessarily love when I watched it. The Divide is a brutal movie about a group of people trapped inside a building after a massive nuclear war. We watch as society and sanity crumbles until only one person is left, Eva, who, clad in a hazmat suit, manages to make it out of the building only to see the smoldering remains of the world before her. Though it may not be a classic, the ending will stick with me long after I forget the rest of the film.
Find out what other films make my list after the jump!
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