05/18/2020 (Mon) 20:47:21
This is a complex thing. Occult and supernatural can't exist in the "rational" marxist materialism. What cannot be explained on that basis, it just doesn't exist, so no talk is needed.
People could get their fair chills from other sources, liek they could dread the black car coming for them, and taking them away as class enemies, maybe for execution, maybe for torture, maybe to gulag. And ofc, the phantom of a nuclear war overshadowed those years. And '86, Chernobyl was a huge jumpscare in the movie of their life. That put some magnitude of fear into the nuclear war theme.
Sci-fi was popular for two reasons, it could be done the marxist materialist way, and for the space race, Gagarin, and ofc our own astronaut, Farkas Bertalan was popular. And sci-fi was mixed with some gruesome stuff, loaned from radioactivity, I remember seeing - in one of my pop's magazines with sci-fi stories - a comic with deformed mutants and such. Was kinda horrifying and fascinating the same time.
Saw Twin Peaks, that also went in the telly, and dld not long ago. I'm not familiar with the other.