1978! America is in the midst of a healing process. Corrupt government and confusing wars played havoc with the sensibilities of decent people. Anti-war films were popular. These films eventually fell by the wayside as they were seen as unpatriotic. In truth, these films were less anti-American than they were anti-killing for ambiguous causes. Films like "The Deer Hunter" hit the screens in 1978 and spoke to our social conscious. In 1981, a less popular, but just as biting film, "Southern Comfort" told a similar message with a more domestic flavor. I'm not sure if 2016's "Carnage Park" is an anti-war film, but the deterioration of the human psyche as killing is normalized, is a prevalent theme.
Pod and Darling