Thinking this will prevent war, the US government gives an impenetrable supercomputer total control over launching nuclear missiles. But what the computer does with the power is unimaginable to its creators.
A group of men are on safari. One of the party refuses to give a gift to a tribe they encounter. The tribe is offended, seizes the party, and one-by-one, kills all but one of the safari ... See full summary »
Gert van den Bergh,
Desert ants suddenly form a collective intelligence and begin to wage war on the desert inhabitants. It is up to two scientists and a stray girl they rescue from the ants to destroy them. ... See full summary »
In the not too distant future, a very smoggy and overpopulated Earth government makes it illegal to have children for a generation. One couple, unsatisfied with their substitute robot baby,... See full summary »
A post-apocalyptic tale based on a novella by Harlan Ellison. A boy communicates telepathically with his dog as they scavenge for food and sex, and they stumble into an underground society ... See full summary »
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A strange new virus has appeared, which only attacks strains of grasses such as wheat and rice, and the world is descending into famine and chaos. Architect John Custance, along with his family and friends, is making his way from London to his brother's farm in Scotland, where hopefully, there will be food and safety for all of them. Along the way, they encounter hostile soldiers, biker gangs, and all manner of people who are all too willing to take advantage of travelers for a mouthful of food. Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <email@example.com> (edited by TrivWhiz)
The last film shot at MGM's Borehamwood Studios. Actress Wendy Richard joked, "I successfully closed down Borehamwood Studios. See more »
Here, how long are we gonna be up there on this farm?
Hell do I know? Why?
Well, we're gonna have a smashin' time up there, arn't we?
You forget the smashin' time. just keep your legs crossed.
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The author of Death of Grass, John Christopher (real name Samuel You'd
for some reason,the IMDb site keeps adding an apostrophe to the name)
didn't see this film at the cinema when it was released.
Years later, when it was broadcast as a late night movie, he sat down to watch it in a comfy chair, a glass of whisky to hand. He lasted until the first advert break and then, sensibly, retired to bed.
This cries out to be remade - one or two of John Christopher's other novels would make interesting films, too.
John Christopher was often compared to John Wyndham and the similarity certainly exists - although Wyndham had the edge.
I wish IMDb would withdraw the 10 line minimum requirement - seems a bit arbitrary!
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