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End Time Films

edited November 1999 in Movie Discussion
End times films, also known as Rapture films, are movies that deal with the typically American Evangelical Christian conception of the Rapture and the Second Coming of Christ and are generally presented as a warning. In these films all of the Christians mysteriously disappear. The film then deals with the after math as the world is consumed by evil forces and heads toward destruction.

The first full fledged rapture movie was A Thief in the Night. The film was followed by three sequels and a novel and set up the genre of the rapture film. However, with only a few exceptions the genre died out by the end of the 70's. However, it resurfaced again in the 1990s with such films as Apocalypse: Caught in the Eye of the Storm, Revelation, and The Omega Code.
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