“Look! Jellyfish!” “There’s more of them!” “They’re all over!” “They’re attacking!” I think this must be the single most absurd dialogue sequence I’ve heard in any film. Even if the “attacking” jellyfish didn’t look like floating bits of brightly colored junk, this would sound silly. But when we’re talking not jellyfish, but Portuguese Man O’Wars? […]Read more "Sting of Death (1965)"
This is one of the most important films in Christopher Mihm‘s Mihmiverse: The second one. Yes, we know making one movie, even the most inept and second-rate effort, is very hard –and it is even harder when we’re talking a film as accomplished and well-made as Mihm’s The Monster of Phantom Lake. But what really separates the men […]Read more "It Came from Another World! (2007)"
This one isn’t what it seems to be. That doesn’t mean that it isn’t somewhat familiar territory: yet another haunted house movie with a one-word title. This one is about a young, apparently widowed mother with two kids whose already difficult lives are complicated by a series of increasingly frightening events. Something — or some […]Read more "The Diabolical (2015)"
A barbarian army has laid siege to the stronghold of a group of powerful telepaths, in the hope of seizing their secret treasure. So the telepaths go out and find the one man for the job, who will have to wipe out their army single-handed. No big deal, right? This is one of the best […]Read more "Interzone (1987)"
I’ll admit it, I feel a bit guilty. I’ve had another screener sitting in my inbox for some time now, but as soon as I got the envelope in the mail with my copy of Christopher R. Mihm‘s latest film, I forgot all about watching that one and warmed up my DVD player. After all, we […]Read more "Guns of the Apocalypse (2018)"
(aka, Kung Fu Cyborg) This one starts off really well: an unstoppable alien invasion, an army of robots valiantly resisting it but slowly losing, and a young general who is a master of the martial arts whose Kung Fu moves are the only effective weapon against the aliens. So, as this is a Chinese film, […]Read more "Kung Fu Traveler (2017)"
Disaster strikes the downtown of a major city. There is an explosion, a fireball, and a sudden stream of panicked news reports. Was it an act of terrorism? Was it a meteor crashing to Earth? Or was it something else, something far more frightening?. Chad (Jez Bonham) is very drunk — and very angry. He […]Read more "Desolate (2013)"