• November 27, 2020
 Sunset Film Society compiles list of 10 classic pandemic movies

Sunset Film Society compiles list of 10 classic pandemic movies

Sunset Film Society Director Jay Duncan is no stranger to movies of every genre, setting up the weekly free movies at the International Museum of Art on ‘regular’ weekends.  But COVID19 put all those performances on hold, and now Duncan has come up with a list of pandemic-inspired movies.

Duncan, also a member of the Plaza Classic Film Festival‘s programming advisory committee, came up with the list of 10 classic pandemic movies and shared them with Borderland cinephiles searching for their movie fix.

“While movie theaters continue to be temporarily closed and on intermission and no new releases are immediately planned, I have put together a listing of 10 recommended pandemic movies from the past,” Duncan share via a news release. “Many are available for streaming or on YouTube.”

As for his monthly screenings, Duncan is upbeat about the chance that they will resume soon.

“Hopefully, the Sunset Film Society’s free films will be able to return to the International Museum Of Art in June,” Duncan adds.

10 Recommended PANDEMIC MOVIES

  1.  THE KILLER THAT STALKED NEW YORK (1950)  Smallpox

  2.  PANIC IN THE STREETS (1950)  Bubonic Plague

  3.  THE WHIP HAND (1951) Plot to poison the American water supply

  4.  NO PLACE TO HIDE (1955) Pellets containing a deadly virus are unknowingly carried by two young boys on the run through the Philippines
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  5.  THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH (1964) Edgar Allen Poe’s tale of the Red Death Plague.
  6.  THE SATAN BUG (1965) Flasks are stolen from a from a Defense fortress  of the deadliest bugs ever developed.
  7.  THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN (1971) Scientists  rush to isolate an alien germ brought back by a space probe.
  8.  THE OMEGA MAN (1971) A survivor of a global pandemic battles a cult of plague victims who were turned into nocturnal albino mutants
9.  OUTBREAK (1995) Doctors battle the spread of a deadly virus brought into the United States by an African monkey.

10.  CONTAGION (2011) The spread of a virus transmitted by respiratory droplets and formites, and the attempts by medical researchers and public health officials to identify and contain the disease and  the loss of social order in a pandemic.

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