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The Last Man on Earth

Released 1964
Distributor AIP

It’s Vincent Price vs. plague-ridden zombie/vampires in a bleakly depopulated urban setting in this surprisingly influential US-Italian coproduction. Although it fell into into the public domain in the US its reputation has risen in recent years and parts of it seem eerily predictive of the coronoa virus situation. It’s available in its full TotalScope glory on YouTube:
The Last Man on Earth (1964) – YouTube

About Joe Dante

Joe Dante is a lifelong film buff who turned his obsession into a career. He got his start cutting trailers for Roger Corman and later directed the hit movie Gremlins, as well as Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Innerspace and Small Soldiers for producer Steven Spielberg. His feature films include The Howling, Piranha, Matinee, The ‘burbs , Looney Tunes Back in Action, The Hole (first winner of the 3D Persol Award at the Venice Film Festival) and the zom-com Burying the Ex. His TV directing work includes: Police Squad, Amazing Stories, the HBO film The Second Civil War, the Masters of Horror titles Homecoming and The Screwfly Solution, and episodes of Eerie, Indiana, CSI: NY, Hawaii 5-0, Witches of East End, Legends of Tomorrow and Salem. His latest big screen credit is an episode of the upcoming anthology film Nightmare Cinema. Joe is also the frequent co-host of Trailers From Hell's official podcast, The Movies That Made Me, available everywhere podcasts are streamed and downloaded!