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In the Year 2889 (1967)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | TV Movie
In a post nuclear Earth, survivors are stuck in a valley and have to protect themselves from mutant human beings, and each other in some cases.


Larry Buchanan


Harold Hoffman (screenplay)

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Complete credited cast:
Paul Petersen ... Steve Morrow
Quinn O'Hara ... Jada
Charla Doherty ... Joanna Ramsey
Neil Fletcher Neil Fletcher ... Captain John Ramsey
Hugh Feagin Hugh Feagin ... Mickey Brown
Max W. Anderson Max W. Anderson ... Granger Morrow (as Max Anderson)
Bill Thurman ... Tim Henderson (as Billy Thurman)
Byron Lord Byron Lord ... Mutant


A group of post A-war survivors, gathered together in a valley, are menaced by cannibalistic human mutants with telepathic powers. They argue and complain a lot, which doesn't really help their situation. Written by Paul White <pwhite@bigfoot.com>

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Also Known As:

Year 2889 See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA

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Azalea Pictures See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Larry Buchanan's 5th Azalea production, completed in May 1967 (shooting began May 14). See more »


Joanna Ramsey: Somebody's watching us, I can feel it!
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Astonishingly poor in every single aspect - makes "Eye Creatures" look like "Citizen Kane"
7 August 2005 | by lemon_magicSee all my reviews

Did you know that "prevailing winds and updrafts" are enough to keep radioactive fallout (not to mention nuclear winter, earthquakes, firestorms, tsunamis and stray MIRV warheads) from devastating your isolated country estate, no matter how many megatons of nuclear weapons were dropped? Did you know that all you have to do is wait 'several months' on your isolated estate and everything will be OK? I certainly didn't know that, but this movie provided me with a valuable public service!

"In the Year 2889" enjoyed a brief revival a while back when some cable movie program director (Encore's "Action" or "Mystery"?) apparently lost his or her mind and showed this for a couple of weeks. I had never heard of it before, so when I saw the title on the program guide, and realized I was just in time to catch the beginning of the movie, I jumped over to the relevant channel to see what it was about.

Less than 90 seconds later, gagging and sputtering, I jumped BACK to the program guide, saying "WOT THE HELL IS THIS CRAP?!?!?!?" or words to that effect. The expanded information on the program guide informed me that the movie was directed by...gag...Larry Buchanan. Well, that explained it. I should have known.

I never saw Corman's "Day the World Ended" or whatever it is, so I didn't realize at the time that this movie was essentially a scene for scene (even line for line) remake of his venerable clunker. But it makes no real difference. The fact that Buchanan and the film's producers decided to title it "In The Year 2889", a date over 800 years in the future, and then set the movie in a modern day home, with the actors in in contemporary clothing styles and speaking very contemporary patois, tells you every thing you need to know about the shabbiness,incompetence, and half-baked sloppiness that went into the making of this film. And of course, there IS no acting to speak of here, only human marionettes trying to remember their lines and hit their marks so they can say those lines.

Oh my Lord, this is bad. It's not just a Bad Movie...it's an ANTI-movie. "The Astounding She Creature" and "Giant Spider Invasion" are like heavenly pearls of cinematic joy compared to this inert, inept, inane pile of cinematic DRECK. Herschel Gordon Lewis is snickering and pointing at this from Beyond The Grave. Ed Wood Jr. in his darkest days wouldn't have allowed this to be released with his name on it.

If you are a fan of the Corman original, watch that instead . Stay far, far away from this movie. It will hurt you in a way that you've never been hurt before.

You have been warned.

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