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This MEMORABLE television movie aired today in 1983..
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More than 100 million people, in nearly 39 million households, watched the program during its initial broadcast. Were you one?

This show scared me so badly I had nightmares for months.

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I’m assuming it is “after” nuclear war? This is one I wouldn’t watch. I can’t take the scare, it’s too real. I have enough anxiety. I don’t like any post apocalyptic movies.
 
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I’m assuming it is “after” nuclear war? This is one I wouldn’t watch. I can’t take the scare, it’s too real. I have enough anxiety. I don’t like any post apocalyptic movies.
It was and it scared half the nation out of it's wits when it aired. In 1983 it was very graphic for it's day.
 
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It was and it scared half the nation out of it's wits when it aired. In 1983 it was very graphic for it's day.
You know me, head in the sand.
 
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This MEMORABLE television movie aired today in 1983..
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More than 100 million people, in nearly 39 million households, watched the program during its initial broadcast. Were you one?

This show scared me so badly I had nightmares for months.

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The UK TV movie "Threads" was made about the same time as "The Day After." It's scarier than its American counterpart.
 

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To a certain extent when this movie came out, it wasn't so much entertainment as it was a precautionary tale and was meant to scare the hell out of people. It made an entire generation of people realize that a nuclear war would have no winners and is an unimaginable horror that we need to avoid at all costs.

When I was a kid we had atomic bomb drills where we would file into the halls and get on our knees with our heads down and our eyes closed. We were under the threat 24 hours a day 365 days a year for many years. It HAD to end and that movie was a part of that process. Where I was raised was classified in the top ten, possibly in the top five, to catch a bomb in the first wave.
 
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To a certain extent when this movie came out, it wasn't so much entertainment as it was a precautionary tale and was meant to scare the hell out of people. It made an entire generation of people realize that a nuclear war would have no winners and is an unimaginable horror that we need to avoid at all costs.

When I was a kid we had atomic bomb drills where we would file into the halls and get on our knees with our heads down and our eyes closed. We were under the threat 24 hours a day 365 days a year for many years. It HAD to end and that movie was a part of that process. Where I was raised was classified in the top ten, possibly in the top five, to catch a bomb in the first wave.
I remember my father and the neighbor actually building a bomb shelter. I think it's still there underground on that property.

I do agree with you on this, Dan. This was part of the process to make people aware of what could happen and boy, did it work.