THE RED NIGHTMARE

 A FEATURE-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY EXPLORING THE PROPAGANDA WARS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATE AND RUSSIA

Dragnet’s Joe Friday playing a Rod Serling type figure in Red Nightmare. John Travolta showing troops how to enlist in the armed services. Teens saving the US from Russian aggression in Red Dawn. Superman showing kids how to fight communism by buying US savings bonds. 

These classic morality tales from our not to distant past stand in deep contrast to today’s political climate. Recent Pew Research studies show that over 50% of Americans do not believe Russia is a threat to the US anymore.

Were we wrong? Where the Russians simply misunderstood all those years? We decided to unlock our archives and go back to the cold war days and see if all those warnings we had for so many years were just lies…or did they actually tell a dramatic version of the truth and are still as true today as they were years back?  RED NIGHTMARE explores the propaganda wars between the Russians and the US.