One of my favorite Post-Apocalyptic Dystopian movies from the 80s is Radioactive Dreams (1985). After searching for years and years, I found it on YouTube; someone was kind enough to copy it from VHS and upload it (the quality is better than I expected too), which I’m sure is 100% legal. I don’t care. I was super excited to see it again.

radioactivedreams_pThe movie revolves around Philip Chandler and Marlowe Hammer, who finally dig out of the fallout shelter their fathers left them in when nuclear bombs were exploded worldwide. Neither knows what it is like in the world outside, but they are determined to find their dads, and they do. Chandler and Hammer are like 1950s gumshoes because they learned from old detective books in the shelter.

Radioactive Dreams’ soundtrack is filled with obscure New Wave tracks that, in my opinion, should’ve had so much play on the radio back in the day, but they didn’t. Sue Saad is featured in a scene even, performing a song in music video style while the action happens in the background.

5 Stars

If you love Post-Apocalyptic films, especially ones from the 1980s, you need to see Radioactive Dreams; watch it before Youtube notices that it’s there. I give it 5 out of 5 Stars.

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