Back in the menacing days of the Cold War, campy film producers had a field day scaring audiences with over-the-top scare films about the Atomic bomb. 2 of these campy features are compiled here, along with a few hilarious shorts. In ATOMIC WAR BRIDE, John marries his sweet young love Maria just moments before he is enlisted in the military. Months later, he is rejoined with his sweetheart just as the A-bomb is set to go off. In THIS IS NOT A TEST, A Deputy Sheriff sets up a roadblock that sequesters his small town as its inhabitants prepare for nuclear war by throwing end-of-the-world parties.
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Once upon a time, the Big Bad Bomb was #1 on everyone's Paranoid Hit Parade. Atom-bomb movies were made to scare us; atom-bomb short subjects were meant to calm us down. Now you can relive some of that Mushroom-Cloud Mania with this Nuclear Collection of Atomic-Age Kulture. Just hope you don't end up glowing in the dark... "Atomic War Bride" (1960, 75 min.) - At a church in the country, eternally optimistic John marries Maria, his Atomic War Bride, as planes buzz overhead and bombs start dropping. Though John is "mobilized" by the military seconds after the ceremony, he and Maria are reunited just in time for the Big Bang. "This Is Not a Test" (1961, 72 min.) - When the police radio blares, "Air Raid! Condition Red! This is Not a Test," Deputy Sheriff Dan Colter sets up a roadblock on a lonely section of mountain road in the middle of the night as he and a microcosm of American society wait for the bomb by engaging in various end-of-the-world activities.