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Sunday, May 27, 2012 — 8:00 pm EST by squirrel circus

Nothing apocalyptic came of these fierce-looking clouds that darkened our evening sky on Sunday, but it got me thinking about my favorite “disaster” movies. Some are pure schlock and others are CGI masterpieces. Essentially, they follow one of four story lines….

(images from www.imdb.com)

Space debris (or aliens) on a collision course with Earth

Bizarre weather anomalies and other acts of nature (to include quakes, tornadoes, and volcanoes)

Epic failure of a man-made structure.

Super-sized/altered species terrorizes town















At our house, we definitely go in for this last category. Nothing better on a rainy Sunday afternoon than watching Jon Voight get his crazy on in Anaconda. Unless, it’s watching Joan Collins in Empire of the Ants (1977).

I LOVE that movie. The effects are obvious, and the boys had fun pointing out how “fake” it all was.

I’m sure I’m leaving out some classics, old and new, but I limited myself to movies we’ve watched at home in the last year or so.

What are YOUR favorites?