I shall play Devil's Advocate and Devil's Prosecutor here. Both sides
I don't get to do this very often!
1. There are NINE Freddy movies.
2. There are THIRTEEN Halloween/Jason movies.
3. Cube, The Blair Witch Project, Paranormal Activity, The Ring, Anything by M. Night Shamaylan, Wes Craven, Alfred Hitchcock, or John Carpenter.
People LOVE to get the wits scared out of them. Most of the above have at least one good scare somewhere in them. But in a world where everything's
been done, Apocalypse flicks have never lost their appeal. And it's a category that transcends the box office. Television, special programming,
documentaries, radio broadcasts, comic books, novels, even commercial advertisement can get into the act. There's money in it, and that's a good
enough reason. You can always find a new way to destroy the world in an apocalypse movie!
-=The Other Side=-
If the goal is depopulation, coupled with subliminal messages, I'd rethink some things. If you were TPTB and you know what was coming and were going
to use it to your advantage in the depopulation scheme, you'd probably depict your heroes as scared, frightened, sheep who happen to luck into a
high-powered member of the gov, a detachment of Marines, a freak survival nut with a bigger weapons cache than Army Reserves and an intimate knowledge
of strategy, tactics, and/or a psychic link into his evil twin brother's mind, or a kind-hearted, super-intelligent doctor who can sort the whole
mess out after directing you to safety. Ahem.
Or, you could create some quasi-documentary that gives you half the facts, twists the ones they give you and spin it to think that you might actually
have have a chance to survive it.. IF you stay tuned until the end of the program. That's when they slap you on the back, give you teh opposing view
or just say "Nah, we're just messing with you."