'Broadcast Hysteria' Revisits When a Pop Culture Event Went Wildly Viral

'Broadcast Hysteria' Revisits When a Pop Culture Event Went Wildly Viral

By Mark Reynolds

This deeply researched account reveals the history and misconceptions behind the legendary piece of radio theater, "War of the Worlds". 7 Jul 2015 // 2:05 AM

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Mindhunters (2005)

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Bullet Boy (2004)

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The rudiments of the game are very simple: drive the tank, line up enemy tanks in the crosshairs, and fire the cannon.

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The Partisans of Vilna allows viewers to enter the Vilna ghetto and the lives of its youthful defenders.

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'Sugar Hill' Breaks Out the Old-School Zombies

// Short Ends and Leader

"Sugar Hill was made in a world before ordinary shuffling, Romero-type zombies took over the cinema world.

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