This Is Not a Test (1962) ← Back to main. Rewatching this on the anniversary of the infamous 2018 North Korean missile attack false alarm. View production, box office, & company info. These are all films that relate to the theme of dystopian societies, or include worlds different from our own. A police officer creates a roadblock at 4am on a seemingly deserted road. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. The most egregious flaw is the characterization, which is a mixture of bad dialogue, bad acting, and bad writing. Watch the Twilight Zone episode with the same plot instead. Report this film. 10 of 13 people found this review helpful. Nightmare Worlds 50 movie pack (Mill Creek), Pale Moonlight Theater: This Is Not a Test. The sheriff deputy character comes off as super-wooden, which is a problem because his character is kind of the lynch pin to the whole thing. A group of individuals travelling a mountain road are stopped by a cop who has been instructed to block the road because of, it eventually turns out, impending nuclear war. Cast 9. From The Virgin Suicides to On the Rocks, IMDb dives into the cinematic stylings of Oscar-winning director Sofia Coppola. The strain takes its toll on him and his actions become more and more irrational (and still shocking today). Get the freshest reviews, news, and more delivered right to your inbox! The patrolman thinks that the trailer of a semi would make a good bomb shelter. Anonymous. This Is Not a Test 1962. Director. People who are expecting a science-fiction plot will be much disappointed by this B&W suspense film, set entirely at a highway roadblock at night. There were a few interesting moments about what might happen within a group of people forced together by an apocalypse. This Is Not a Test (1962) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. A silly low budget film with clunky cheesy dialogue and overacting, but it’s harmless and playful, at times so obviously overdone and outdated it’s hilarious. The plot elements of a hard-boiled detective story (escaped murderer, faithless alcoholic wife trolling for danger) are fitted into the nuclear holocaust environment typical of the late 1950s and early 1960s America. A New Orleans entertainer falls for a pirate who has another identity. Made by fans in Auckland, New Zealand. Add the first question. Compared to PANIC, this is downright amateurish. Choose an adventure below and discover your next favorite movie or TV show. Juney Mary Morlas. A group of strangers are brought together in an old, dark house and must contend with two murders and $50,000 in stolen money. Deputy Sheriff Dan Colter Thayer Roberts. A fine collection of cinema's underbelly, from trashy horror and grindhouse pictures to creature features, nudie cuties, sexploitation...and a few…, 2019 update: this list has not yet been updated with most of the 1923 films that just became public domain.…, Justin Hullinger 3,163 films 768 32 Edit, UPDATE 7/8/2018: It's been a while since I checked on this list, and I'm happy to see that a lot…, I recently acquired copies of both Michael Weldon's Psychotronic Encyclopedia and Psychotronic Video Guide and this list is all films…. While the look of it is lo-fi, that's not always a flaw. TMDb Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. This cop was a pyscho and honestly I'd rather see a pyschological thriller about this doof. What it lacks is a strong script and a formidable cast, more than anything else. The head of a major cosmetics company experiments on herself with a youth formula made from royal jelly extracted from wasps, but the formula's side effects have deadly consequences. He Does So with Not a Single Sentence from Someone with Leadership “Skills” other than the Yielding the Threat and Demonstration of a Demon Unleashed. A group of individuals travelling a mountain road are stopped by a cop who has been instructed to block the road because of, it eventually turns out, impending nuclear war. Watch the Twilight Zone episode with the same plot instead. This review may contain spoilers. featuring one of the least believable but most amusing portrayals of an early 60s beat/hipster, who can draw out a phrase like "what's goin on, pops" over 8 seconds. "Thirteen Days" (2000) would be a suitable "A" film to this low-budget "B" film in order to supply the background of tension missing to the contemporary viewer who comes upon this film with no forewarning. More details at Three people driving into Los Angeles for a Dodgers game have car trouble and pull off into an old wrecking yard where they are held at bay by a bloodthirsty psycho and his crazy girlfriend. and the Terms and Policies, This Is Not a Test The reason? After seeing this movie, I am officially anti-police. A highway patrolman stops motorists on a highway after he hears news reports of a possible nuclear attack. featuring one of the least believable but most amusing portrayals of an early 60s beat/hipster, who can draw out a phrase like "what's goin on, pops" over 8 seconds. No consensus yet. For a cheapo, hastily shot public domain movie, there are quite a handful of haunting moments here. 2,500 + Noteworthy Movies on Amazon Prime, Genre: Exploitation (100 Years: 1896-1995), Exploitation films, B-movie cheese, grindhouse trash, and other assorted cult cinema : A to Z, Every Public Domain Film Available to Stream Now, The (Almost) Complete Psychotronic Encyclopedia Of Film, Psychotronic Ultimate Guide (as complete as possible), Dystopia, Science Fiction and the Apocalypse, The Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film - complete, Dystopian post apocalypse films [UPDATED]. So I guess I was shocked by the ending. While the look of it is lo-fi, that's not always a flaw. The idea being that when the populace find out what's happening they will panic and block all the roads which need to be kept free for the emergency services.