An animated film from 1986 shows exactly why nuclear bombs are so terrifying—and does so in the most unexpected ways. I’ve seen my fair share of horror films. I’ve seen things from real life that are scarier than most works of fiction. But by God, this is the kind of film you never forget.
When the Wind Blows would’ve passed my radar entirely if it wasn’t for a handful of animation circles I occasionally check up on. When it comes to disturbing animated films, most people think of The Black Cauldron, Coraline, or Watership Down. But with this fresh in my mind, it blows just about all those other films in its category right out of the water. Cute talking animals and all.