Doomsday Fiction & Cold War Movies

I’ve been on a End of the World / SHTF genre kick lately. It all started with my yearly rewatch of the cult TV show Jericho, then I picked up a Blue Ray copy of the classic Cold War movie: Red Dawn. I took time to read a pulp novel “Out of the Ashes” by William Johnstone. Not to mention that the book I’m currently working on is a Post-Apocalyptic story.

I love this genre- and it never seems to die. Sure there are sub genres of it: Dystopian, etc but for the most part- Pure Doomsday prepper fiction never seems to really die.

My father introduced me to the genre. With classic works like the Deathlands and David Brinns novel “The Postman.” I’ve grown up reading it. I think it was the 80’s Cold War drama- Always curious if the Soviets were going to nuke us. The old man loved to watch these and craved these stories. He introduced me to Fahrenheit 451- By far my all time favorite novel.

So here is a brief list of my favorite cold war movies… Comment on your favorites…

RED DAWN

ROCKY IV

SPIES LIKE US

THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER

WAR GAMES

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