White Sands and Red Scares: Why I’m Still Watching the Skies

White Sands and Red Scares: Why I’m Still Watching the Skies

Despite common assumptions to the contrary, America’s sci-fi/horror of the 1950s Boom was in fact littered with intelligent films containing thoughtful discussions of socio-political matters disguised in the veil of thrilling entertainment. Films such as THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL and THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD tackled the growing paranoia of the Cold War, while THEM! dealt somberly with the significance of the splitting of the atom.