Cinema: Moses Meets the Humanoids

In The Omega Man, Charlton Heston, barely recovered from a couple of rough bouts on the planet of the apes, appears in Los Angeles as one of the last survivors of a biochemical disaster. Heston passes his days ferreting out evil humanoids transformed by the holocaust. He spends his nights fighting them off with an infra-red machine gun. The creatures—albinos decked out in cassocks and opaque shades—look like a weird rock group. Led by a crazed television newscaster named Mathias (Anthony Zerbe), they assault Heston only after nightfall, when there is no light...

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