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)"
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)"
Larry Blamire is best known for his comedy The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra: it was one of the many attempts to make a Fifties-style sci fi film which started appearing around the beginning of the Millennium. Truth be told, it was one of the better such films, although that isn’t so hard when the competition […]Read more "Trail of the Screaming Forehead (2007)"
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)"
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)"
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)"
I really miss Dick Miller. When we first meet door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman John Henry (Tavis L. Baker) trying to sell to a reluctant customer, I found myself thinking of Dick’s brief little part in Not of this Earth, as a far too eager salesman who bothers the wrong customer. Which, I suppose, is no […]Read more "They Came from the Ether (2014)"
It’s simple, really. Something has gone wrong with the Army’s new atomic-powered supercomputer, DMN. It was supposed to open stable wormholes anywhere in the world, but instead has created a rift in the fabric of time and space itself, and the machine is still running on the other side of that rift. And in a […]Read more "Demon with the Atomic Brain (2017)"
Somehow it seemed inevitable back in the Fifties and Sixties. Every time our dauntless heroes landed on a new planet, they would find it filled with gorgeous women, whether the Moon (Missile to the Moon, Cat-women of the Moon), Uranus (Journey to the Seventh Planet), Jupiter’s moons (Fire Maidens from Outer Space), Future Earth (World Without […]Read more "Cave Women on Mars (2008)"
This is by far the best film Christopher R. Mihm has ever made. I’d half expected it to be a cross between The Fly and the old Republic serial, Spy Smasher, but instead we get something quite different from that – and quite different from the ten other Mihm films that preceded it. Yes, it […]Read more "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter (2016)"