Saturday, January 13, 2018

Announcing End of the World Blogathon

It's the end of the world as we know it
It's the end of the world as we know it
It's the end of the world as we know it
And I feel fine

The aliens are poised above the Earth with their own versions of Weapons of Mass Destruction.  A renegade terrorist group has just taken the world leaders hostage and threatened to destroy the world with their black market bombs.  Someone has just escaped from a secret military installation with a bio-engineered virus.  A vengeance on a sinful world is about to be enacted by a supernatural deity.  In other words it's time to bend down between your legs  and kiss your ass goodbye.

On the other hand, maybe this scenario has already happened.  Maybe the world already made a mess of itself.  Perhaps the world is being overrun by zombies or vampires or intelligent apes.  Or aliens have successful subjugated the Earth for thousands of years already.  There are many scenarios in which survivors of a post-apocalyptic world are just trying to get by or maybe even trying to figure out just what the hell happened while they were sleeping.  In any case, the potential has been covered by Hollywood countless times, and this is the inspiration for this blogathon.

The blogathon is being brought to you by your truly and Steve at Movie Movie Blog Blog.  

You are encouraged to let your muses run wild in this event.  Any scenario in which the world is trying to prevent the destruction  (or deal with the inevitable destruction) of Earth, or trying to cope with the aftermath of said destruction is fair game.  An incomplete list of acceptable titles can be found here.  But don't feel you are limited to these.  If you have an idea, submit it.  As long as it fits in the theme of the blogathon it is fair game.

Rules are simple:  Pick a movie, let us know about it so we can add you to the roster and then write about it and post it to your blog.  Early submissions are OK, but the dates of the blogathon are Mar. 30-Apr. 1 and you won't see a link on our blogs until then.  Other wise, have fun! (If the End of the World can be said to be fun...)

Only one thing.  Since there are such a wide range of possibilities we ask that you limit one person per movie.  But remakes are separate movies so if one person chose, say. War of the Worlds (the 1953 version) another could write about War of the Worlds (the 2005 version).

Below are several banners from which you might choose to promote our blogathon.  (which you should, otherwise Steve just busted his ass for nothing... :-D Eight of them...))

The roster:

The Midnite Drive-In:  On the Beach (1959)  and 12 Monkeys (1995)

Movie Movie Blog Blog:  Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) and Strange Brew (1983)

Caftan Woman: When Worlds Collide (1951)

Crítica RetrôH. G. Wells' Things to Come (1936)

Diary of a Movie Maniac:  End of the World (1916)

The Dream Book Blog:  Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

Maddylovesherclaassicfilms: Deep Impact (1998)

Moon in Gemini: War Games (1983)

Movierob: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), I Am Legend (2007)

Old Hollywood Films:  Panic in the Year Zero! (1962)

Once Upon a Screen:   Fail Safe (1964)

Open Letters to Film:   V for Vendetta (2005)

portraitsbyjenni: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956 and 1978)

Realwweegiemidget Reviews:  Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

Silver Screenings:  1984 (1956)

Seeker of Truth:  The Story of Mankind (1957)

Speakeasy:  Five (1951), This is Not a Test (1962)

Thoughts All Sorts: Sunshine (2007)



  1. Hi there, sorry again on missing out on your new years one - but got new computer and all set for more blogathons. Can I review Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) please. love Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews

  2. Put me down for When Worlds Collide.

    1. Absolutely. I'm still looking for that one....

  3. I'm ready for the end of the world... iwth THings to Come (1936). I wanted to watch this film for a long time...

    1. I think I'm jealous you actually have access to it. I want to see it myself....

  4. I'd like to write about Panic in Year Zero for my blog Old Hollywood Films.


    1. I've got the same film scheduled for a post in early March. Good choice.

  5. Here is my entry (and I promise, I didn't steal the title from your opening song of this post...I honestly only saw that now. That song inevitably comes to mind when end of the world is mentioned):

    1. Well, of course it does! :-) I only just now saw this, but I'm heading out the door, so I will have to add it to the post later today. Thanks for playing along, though.

  6. Here's the post for Old Hollywood Films on Panic in Year Zero!

    Thanks for hosting!


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