Thursday, May 07, 2009

The Scariest Movie I Ever Saw

Even though the film is twenty-six years old, I still find it frightening, more than any horror or suspense movie I have ever seen. It made a strong impression on me at the time and may have warped me to some extent. While the threat from the Russians is all but forgotten, what makes it even scarier today is to think that some terrorist could somehow get ahold of a bomb of this magnitude. When communist Russia collapsed, they had one hundred and thirty-two "suitcase bombs" that a single person could detonate and produce a smaller version of this kind of explosion. After they had put together a new government, they started taking stock and found that none of these "suitcase bombs" that they could account for. They were never found.

So if you can watch the six minute clip below and not cringe or shudder just a little bit, you are a stronger person than I am.

Sure makes you glad that those fine folks at FEMA are on the ball and are ready for when bad stuff happens don't it.

Go hug a loved one,


  1. I remember watching that movie, scare the shit out of me.

  2. I remember the skeletons part verrrrry well. What always confused me was two things, though:

    A) what exactly was the opposing gummin't supposed to DO when everything was blasted and full of fallout like that??

    B) sci-fi authors have been telling stories about human destruction and war for ages: why doesn't anyone in power pay attention??

  3. We have come to the brink so many times, that if the average citizen knew how many, they would never sleep again.

  4. Holy cow that was frightening! What's the name of that film?

    Yes, makes you think. I think I will go hug a loved one!

    - Jennifer

  5. I never saw that film. I need to see it one of these days.

  6. I remember watching that while I was at Fort Sam Houston going through my combat medical specialist training. Scared the shit out of me, too. I had recurring dreams about that movie for a year or two after.

  7. That movie is seared into my memory, psychology and DNA

  8. Holy shit this movie was scary. I did not sleep for weeks.



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