As far as apocalyptic films of the 1960's go PANIC IN YEAR ZERO! is entertaining. The action starts off immediately and keeps going at a steady pace for the entire film. My biggest complaint though, and the reason I'll probably never watch it ever again, is it's just too dated, low-budget and tame. There's talk of looting and violence, but practically none of it is shown on camera. The tagline in the poster even promises "An ORGY of LOOTING and LUST..." but that doesn't happen at all. Not even close!
PIYZ! is interesting from a historical point of view to see the filmmakers vision of what the collapse of society would look like, but nowadays it just seems naive. Worth a watch, but it's nothing to get excited about. The snazzy music by Les Baxter was sweet though.
If you need me I'll be in my room reading Robert McCammon's "Swan Song".
Hard to believe, but I think that's Paul Gleason from THE BREAKFAST CLUB and DIE HARD.
Not sure what's going on here, but Frankie straight up gives the camera the bird for 7 seconds.