Robert Neville, a doctor, due to an experimental vaccine, is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. The plague caused by the war has killed everyone else except for a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people calling themselves "The Family". The plague has caused them to become sensitive to light, as well as homicidally psychotic. They believe science and technology to be the cause of the war and their punishment, and Neville, as the last symbol of science, the old world, and a "user of the wheel", must die. Neville, using electricity, machinery, and science attempts to hold them at bay. Written by
Roald E. Peterson III <email@example.com>
Pray for the last man alive. Because he's not alone.
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Did You Know?
British studio Hammer Films had previously contemplated a film adaptation of Richard Matheson
's book under the title of "The Night Creatures", written by Matheson himself. The project was ultimately deemed too graphic, floundered and eventually died. See more
In the shots showing dead bodies in the wake of the spreading "disease," the camera briefly focuses on a policeman, dangling upside-down out of his car. During the shot, the "dead" cop's jaw moves. See more
[the last man on earth wrecks his car
There's never a cop around when you need one.
In the title, the "O" that starts the word "Omega" is actually replaced with the Greek letter Omega. See more
Referenced in Be Kind Rewind
Rock 'n' Soul Music
Written by Barry Melton
, Bruce Barthol
, Gary Hirsh, Country Joe McDonald
and David Cohen See more