It Came from Another World! (2007)

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 […]

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The Late Night Double Feature (2014)

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 […]

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They Came from the Ether (2014)

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 […]

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Cave Women on Mars (2008)

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 […]

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