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,