A spaceship returns from deep space to find the Earth in “The Aftermath” of a nuclear and biological war. The streets are filled with mutated survivors feeding off the weak and a Manson like figure called Cutter (Sid Haig, “Lambata,” “Galaxy of Terror,” “Diamonds are Forever”) is reigning terror down on all others. Cutter and his gang of mercenary thugs, are systematically murdering all the male survivors and enslaving women and children.
Most of his targets are easy, but all that changes when Cutter confronts astronaut Newman (Steve Barkett, “Empire of the Dark,” “Dinosaur Island,” “Dark Universe”), and the woman Sarah (Lynn Margulies) he finds and falls in love with, and the young child Chris (Christopher Barkett, “Empire of the Dark”). What follows is a cat and mouse game of violent and spectacular proportions with no less than Earth’s survival in the balance.