What does it say about a film that it steals from Time Tracers (retitled Time Trap for its recent limited DVD release), which borrowed footage from two other films, and even worked in a Civil War re-enactment? Pretty desperate, right? Bret McCormick, who made a lot of cheap SF and horror films back in the Eighties and […]Read more "Repligator (1996)"
Cold. Mud. Wind. Endless expanses of mud flats reaching out into the hazy distance. And off on the horizon? plumes of smoke and ruined cities. Something has gone wrong. A devastating plague has eliminated most of the population, and sent most of the survivors into quarantine. Only a few people manage to survive on their […]Read more "Diverge (2016)"
For those of you who came in late, Christopher R. Mihm is one of the most prolific “garage band” filmmakers out there. He and his crew of volunteer helpers have been making unique ultra-low budget SF and horror movies for over an decade now. Made mostly of duct tape and cardboard, they are some of the best […]Read more "Danny Johnson Saves the World (2015)"
It’s always strange when you run into someone in the “wrong” place. In this case, it’s the writer/director, Scott Dikkers. He’s the cartoonist responsible for the very strange and low-key cult comic strip, Jim’s Journal, which once appeared in College papers all over the country, and the editor (and chief writer) of the humorous news […]Read more "Spaceman (1997)"
Looking at his most recent set of films, it seems to me that Christopher R. Mihm has felt the need to find new avenues to explore with his growing collection of “new old, good bad” films: they include a hard-edged and noirish revenge thriller; a children’s film; a post-apocalyptic spaghetti “Midwestern” currently in production; and this […]Read more "The Late Night Double Feature (2014)"
You can’t make an Ed Wood film. Really. You can’t. Ed had something none of his admirers will ever have: You see, he really believed in those films he made. And when I say he believed in them I mean he whole-heartedly believed he was creating great art. And you can’t fake that. So the […]Read more "The Atomic Zombie Space Creeps (2017)"
While exploring a cave (which is never shown), scientists at the Jackson moon base have found a long dead alien plant. Unfortunately, once exposed to warmth and air in the station, the plant wakes up and kills one of the crew with a sudden spray of deadly spores. Only he isn’t quite as dead as […]Read more "Attack of the Moon Zombies (2011)"