A young woman who is going through difficult times volunteers to take part in a medical study on anxiety. But then she starts having strange dreams which may mean that something far more sinister is going on… This one attracted a bit of attention on the Indie circuit because it was made by a three-man […]Read more "Retina (2017)"
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)"
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)"
This is a strange one. We start out with grainy and badly-scratched black and white footage of legendary horror writer, H.P. Lovecraft talking into an old-fashioned radio microphone about his work. It seems for a moment that we’re in a documentary about Lovecraft as he talks at length about the type of stories he writes […]Read more "Out of Mind: The Stories of H.P. Lovecraft (1998)"
Honorable Mention This is one of those films that attracted a lot of attention on the Indie circuit, yet never really got the wider audience it deserved. It’s good enough — and so closely linked to another film they made — that it gets a mention here, even if it seems unlikely that it is […]Read more "Resolution (2012)"
As I noted in my review for Millennium Crisis, Andrew Bellware is one of those directors who intrigue me. He has made a career for himself turning out interesting micro-budgeted science fiction films that are strong on style and visuals, loaded with SF ideas, and extremely ambitious considering their meager budgets. He has his own micro […]Read more "Robot Revolution (2015)"
It came as a mild surprise to me to learn that this one was made in the Fifties. I’d pictured it as a product of the wave of environmentally-themed nature run amuch films of the Seventies, like Night of the Lepus or Frogs. Instead we have a black and white B-movie made with a B-movie […]Read more "The Killer Shrews (1959)"