Disaster movies have been around from the very beginning of film. This fun, thrilling, unique genre has always captivated audiences around the world and spawned millions of fanatical disaster devotees. Indeed, some of the most successful movies in history have been disaster films. There hasn't been a book devoted exclusively to the disaster genre in some thirty years! Until now...This is a new, comprehensive roadmap of the genre. The book: is a history of the genre; includes reviews of all the disaster films; articles on the films and the genre; includes full details about directors and the stars of the genre; written in a humorous, even satirical, style; includes posters and photos and original illustrations. Each chapter is devoted to a specific 'type' of disaster: aeroplanes, earthquakes, avalanches, volcanoes, ships, meteors, fire, storms, radiation, viruses, mad bombers, killer bees, wild animals, aliens, and includes full information and reviews of each film in that category.