Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Some of the main characters die or disappear during the chaos and the ones that are left are completely fucked. Radiation poison, nuclear winter, no food, sickness, lawlessness. It's Hell on Earth. I'm not going to give it all away, but the story carries on into the nuclear winter that follows the war and it's just shit on top of shit the entire way. No happy ending for these poor bastards.
Told in a very dry documentary style THREADS is a total bummer, but you can't pulls your eyes away from the screen. The entire thing was masterfully done. It's an unforgettable experience. In fact, I wish somebody would make a THREADS television series! If done properly, it would be awesome.
Highly recommended. Double-feature it with WORLD WAR III. If you need me, I'll be in my fallout shelter reading Robert McCammon's "Swan Song".