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Hypocentre: French filmmakers’ haunting vision of abandoned Paris

paris post apocalyptic short film Empty streets and a city abandoned: these are the images presented in Hypocentre, a harrowing short film from French filmmakers Menilmonde (the pairing of Claire and Maxime). At just under five minutes long, this video shows all the popular views of Paris, including the Champ Elysees, the streets of Montaparnasse and the Eiffel tower all empty of people and traffic. Scroll down to watch it now!

The filmmakers took video footage of the City of Light and edited out all the people in thousands of individual frames, to give a devastatingly empty location, akin to the starts of such apocalyptic films as 28 Days Later or I Am Legend. Read more

The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion

the conversation of eiros and charmion

Title: The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion
Author:Edgar Allen Poe
Year published: 1839
Genre: Apocalyptic
Threat: Comet
Two words: Prophetic pulp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the 1830s, a man named William Miller was causing as stir, much like gripped the world in the millennium, and again for 2012. And about once every other year or so now. An American Baptist preacher, he spread a message of the Second Coming of Christ (and ultimately the arrival Judgement Day), which another preacher announced would come on October 22nd, 1844. With the benefit of hindsight, his movement is perhaps better known, now, as The Great Disappointment. The existence of The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion is evidence of how much momentum Miller’s influence gained, however: written to cash in on that popular idea of the apocalypse, the great American literary icon Edgar Allen Poe wrote a short story about what would happen at the end of days. Read more

The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion (part 2)

the conversation of eiros and charmion

Title: The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion
Author:Edgar Allen Poe
Year published: 1839
Genre: Apocalyptic
Threat: Comet
Two words: Prophetic pulp.

 

 

 

 

 

The second part of Edgar Allen Poe’s apocalyptic short story goes into further detail of how the world ended. If you’d like background details, the first part of the story, or a PDF download, please click here:

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