Day the World Ended (1955)
The Day the World Ended was filmmaker Roger Corman's modest entree into the realm of science fiction. The film begins at "The End"--or rather, the years following an all-out atomic war. A group of survivors find refuge in a well-protected valley owned by Maddison (Paul Birch) and his daughter Louise (Lori Nelson). Conflicts of a romantic nature erupt among Louise and her two erstwhile suitors, gun-wielding Tony (Touch--later Mike--Connors) and geologist Rick (Richard Denning), but these are shunted aside when it develops that the valley is infested with mutated, radioactive animals. Before long, a few similarly mutated human beings begin wandering into view (one of these is played by Jonathan Haze, the future star of Corman's Little Shop of Horrors). Carefully staying within its limited budget, The Day the World Ended is a well-crafted, thought-provoking apocalyptic fable. The film was inadequately remade in 1966 as Year 2889. … More
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Critic Reviews for Day the World Ended
Entertaining cheesy nonsense from the early days of Roger Corman.
Audience Reviews for Day the World Ended
Can you guess what this movie is about? Yep, the day the world ended. I think it's pretty good, but not the best end of world movie.More
Flesh eating zombies done Roger Corman style. Nominated for the most ridiculous looking monster to ever grace the silver screen. A low-budget sci-fi classic for those of us who enjoy cheesy camp.More
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