Aftermath, The (1982, USA) C-95m. ** D: Steve Barkett. Starring Steve Barkett, Lynne Margulies, Sid Haig, Christopher Barkett, Forrest J. Ackerman. Another MAD MAX-inspired post-apocalyptic horror film about two astronauts who return to a devastated planet Earth. As the astronauts go in search of civilization, they realize that mob gangs have taken over the rule in the derelict landscape. Ambitious, but rather poorly directed and acted, with some potent gore effects reminiscent of Tom Savini. Worth a look for horror fans, but the level of expertise is quite low. Over-elaborate score sounds like it is lifted off another (bigger-budgeted) movie. Written and produced by the director. Also known as NUCLEAR AFTERMATH, and ZOMBIE AFTERMATH.

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