The Night That Panicked America
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Offical Updated Rating: PG-13, reason unknown.

Characters shoot at a watch tower and almost wound people on the other side.

A man hits another man.

Some people contemplate or imply suicide, no one goes through with it.

Many people are shown smoking and drinking since the year is 1938.

The full film is fairly intense.

People start to believe a fictional story of aliens is really happening go into mass hysteria, which is all fairly intense and somewhat frightening.

People pack there houses and flee the city.

A man assaults a police officer out of fear and gets arrested.

A priest locks himself in his church thinking he will be safe.

A family runs away, and near the end of the film the father almost kills his own kids by blindfolding them and plans to shoot them each so they won't die by the martians he almost goes through with it at his wife's request, but backs down at the very end when police arrive. Even for 1975, this would have been very frightening and disturbing for television and probably should have been rated higher that the TVPG rating it was given. Even still to this day it is frighting and disturbing.

A radio broadcaster says that a woman had poison and said I would rather die this way not shown, but heard.

All in all this a very good plot line and an amazing story but a very frightening and disturbing plot line of Mass Hysteria.




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