About The Site

This website is dedicated to all disaster movies made. By a disaster movie I mean a movie that involves everyone being held in some kind of peril for the film such as an earthquake, volcano, fire, tidal wave, bad weather, sinking ship, avalanche, meteor – hell there’s even one about an elevator – basically anything that will either kill everyone or end the world.

There is something about this genre I find completely fascinating and compelling. Even if the film is low budget trash I still get some enjoyment out of it. This my homage to all those movies.

If you were involved in any of these types of films either already mentioned here on the website or not yet (this site will be ever growing), then please do get in contact with me – I’d love to hear anything to do with it. Be it acting, effects, scoring, production or even just the cleaner.

Many thanks and let’s hope we all survive to the end credits!

MAP International is ILDM’s chosen charity due to their 98% donation efficiency. While I am also fascinated by real life situations I also wish they would never come into being. This website is not in any way meant to devalue the real life catastrophes we suffer. Thank you for your understanding.

9 Comments on “About The Site”

  1. Daniel March 15, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    I am a disaster film fan too (aren`t we geeks?).
    Anyway, I just want to say thank you for an impressive site that just about sums it all up very well :)
    You have charming humour, I got many good laughs out of this :)

    Daniel, Iceland

    • Higher Plain Music March 15, 2011 at 11:13 pm #

      Thanks Daniel! I’m glad you’re enjoying the site. Any favourites you have to throw into the reviewing pot?

  2. Daniel March 16, 2011 at 4:43 pm #

    There are of course many more than the ones you have reviewed so far, but I am sure you know this.

    What you perhaps don`t know is the great German contribution to the genre these last years. A series of – more or less – excellent fictional and historical made-for-tv disaster movies, like “Tornado” about a tornado in Berlin, “Vulkan” about a sudden volcanic eruption in eastern western Germany (as Germany has neither tornadoes or active volcanoes these are obviously fiction – but worth watching nonetheless). Then there is “Dresden” about the bombing of the named city in 1945, “Der Gustloff” about the sinking of the “Wilhelm Gustloff” with 10,000 refugees aboard – also in 1945, and the latest addition; “Hindenburg” about the famous airship disaster in 1937. These movies were all made starting in 2004 and are still released – as part of a new disaster era in German television/cinema.

    • Higher Plain Music March 27, 2011 at 11:17 pm #

      Wow thank you for letting me know about these! I’ll have to try and hunt them down at some point.

  3. G. May 15, 2011 at 10:27 pm #

    Hi! I love your web! I’m from Argentina (sorry for my english, I’m out of practice). I’ve been looking for a disaster movie for a long time and I can’t find it. May be, as the great fan of the genre as you are, you can recognize it. If not, thank you anyway.

    The only thing I can remember is that all the plot (or the most important thing) is about closing a giant door (from a reactor?) and many technicians die at the attempt, while others follow the situation from a control center (it’s not China Syndrome…). The film is from the 70s or the 80s, I think.

    Thank you!

    • Higher Plain Music May 17, 2011 at 9:16 pm #

      Hey! Thanks for your comments and I’m glad you enjoy the website! I have to say I can’t think of what that film might be. I was looking through titles and maybe its a film called “Red Alert” from 1977 but this is a complete wild guess as I’ve not seen that film, only read about it – which is basically about shutting down a reactor. I’ll have to see what I can find :)

      • G. May 21, 2011 at 4:42 am #

        THANK YOU VERY MUCH! I will look for that title. Thanks again for this great site and for your help!

        Cheers!

  4. Daniel September 29, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    Your reviews and witty comments just keep getting better and better. Love this site! I dont understand why not more people leave comments… you should be awarded. I am a big fan :)

    • Higher Plain Music September 29, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

      Haha :-) Thank you! Any particular films you’d like to see reviewed that I’ve not got round to doing yet?

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