Starting next week, I’m teaching a class at Portland State University called 1950’s Cold War Hysteria Films. These are some of the films we’re going to watch.

The Red Menace (1949)

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

The Whip Hand (1952)

My Son, John (1952)

War of the Worlds (1953)


Them! (1954)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

A Day Called X (1957)

No Down Payment (1957)

Attack of the 50ft Woman (1958)


Red Nightmare (1962)

Panic in Year Zero (1962)

Last Man on Earth (1964)

Fail-Safe (1964)

Dr. Strangelove (1964)