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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

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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 BatchInnerspace and Small Soldiers for producer Steven Spielberg. His feature films include The HowlingPiranhaMatineeThe ‘burbs , Looney Tunes Back in ActionThe 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 SquadAmazing Stories, the HBO film The Second Civil War, the Masters of Horror titles Homecoming and The Screwfly Solution, and episodes of Eerie, IndianaCSI: NYHawaii 5-0Witches of East EndLegends of Tomorrow and Salem. His most recent big screen credit is an episode of the 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!