Directed by: Bill Corcoran
Starring: Sharon Lawrence, Mark Paul Gosselaar, Corbin Bernsen, Jonathan Blick, Daniel Costello, Carl Lewis
Surely, Atomic Twister is one of the greatest disaster movie titles ever? Not only will there be twisters, but they’ll be radioactive! Or something! Sadly, this made-for-tv movie doesn’t quite live up to the promise of the title.
Yes, folks, the MTV Movies Blog got their hands on the trailer for the upcoming made-for-tv disaster flick Megafault. Click here to take a look.
Directed by: Andrew L. Stone
Starring: Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone, George Sanders, Edmond O’Brien, Woody Strode, Tammy Marihugh
“How much EXCITEMENT can explode in 91 minutes?” asks the trailer. Well, not that much, to be honest. The Last Voyage has some nice moments but is overall a rather pedestrian affair as disaster movies go.
Directed by: Ronald Neame & Irwin Allen
Starring: Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons, Stella Stevens, Leslie Nielsen.
Before The Towering Inferno, there was The Poseidon Adventure. This was producer Irwin Allen’s first foray into the disaster genre after mainly doing science fiction during the 60’s. He would continue to churn out enough disaster movies to earn him the nickname “Master of Disaster”.
Directed by: John Guillermin & Irwin Allen
Starring: Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Richard Chamberlain, Susan Blakely, Fred Astaire, O.J. Simpson
So here it is, the film that is arguably the major classic of the disaster movie genre. Certainly, The Towering Inferno is the finest example of the 70’s style of disaster cinema: big all-star cast, multiple storylines, a spectacular central event, and an all-around massive production (Inferno was at the time the biggest film produced on the 20th Century Fox lot by virtue of its 57 sets and four camera crews.)