Saturday, October 1, 2016

Cherry 2000 (1987): The Dystopic Simulacra is Here

By: Jay Dyer

"I remember when I was 14, there was only one VHS rental in the small town where I lived, and as a result, I think I rented every enjoyably bad post-apocalypse and sci-fi title. When by age 15 we had moved to a larger city with even more strip mall VHS rental options, I had seen them all. The good news is, I didn’t see them all – there’s Cherry 2000 (1987). Somehow this gem of the genre was stored away for me by the B movie angels for a later date. The other neat-O aspect of Cherry 2000 is its prescience in terms of the social order – it’s set in 2017."

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