Film Review: Countdown to Looking Glass (1984)

Countdown Poster

Continuing our theme of the nuclear apocalypse throughout July (and into early August), we take a look at the events leading up to atomic Armageddon! By this, I refer to a docudrama/alternate timeline by the name of “Countdown to Looking Glass.” The majority of the film takes place in the fictional “CVN News Studio” as information is relayed to us after daily time jumps. The central focus is turmoil in the Middle East leading to conflict between the United States and Soviet Union. This conflict erupts into fully fledged Naval combat with nuclear weaponry. As the film says in the beginning, all of this is just speculation and shouldn’t lead to panic. That said, all of the events that happen in this film feel all too real, even if they’re just relayed to us via a news team. So, if you’re safely nestled in your radiation-proof bunker, let’s take a look into the events before the end of the world!
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Film Review: Witch Hunt (1994)

WITCH HUNT

A ways back, I covered an urban fantasy film called, “Cast a Deadly Spell”, which injected a post-War film noir aspect into the realms of modern fantasy. The sequel, “Witch Hunt” focuses on Cold War paranoia being represented by the abuse of magicks.

In the introduction, we’re given a TV newsreel of the world of L.A.! But, it’s not our L.A., as magic is everywhere in this atomic age fantasy. But, this decay in morality is too much for Senator Larson Crockett! His goal is to put an end to magic once and for all! Will he succeed? And of course, what insidious power is really at work here?
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