(GIVEAWAY) COMET TV MONSTER SUMMER PRIZE PACK

EVERYONE WINS WITH THIS SUMMER’S SUNDAY NIGHT MOVIES

Beginning May 27, COMET will be airing a double-header of classic monster movies every Sunday throughout the summer, with the first film each night featuring your favorite giant lizard and the second starring some lesser-known beasts. The Godzilla films featured run the gamut from his 1954 debut Gojira, to the campy Son of Godzilla, to the monster mash of Destroy All Monsters. As for the other monsters featured, you can look forward to campy classics like the King Kong/Frankenstein hybrid Konga, the Korean Godzilla equivalent Yongary, Monster from the Deep, and the legendary Reptilicus.

MONSTER SUMMER Line-Up
Sundays 8/7C

5/27
Gojira 
Reptilicus

6/3
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Phantom from 10,000 Leagues

6/10
Godzilla vs. Monster Zero
Creature of Destruction

6/17
Terror of Mechagodzilla
The Beast from Haunted Cave

6/24
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
Yongary, Monster From The Deep

7/1
Destroy All Monsters
Destroy All Planets

7/8
Son of Godzilla
Konga

7/15
Godzilla vs. Megalon
War of the Gargantuas

7/22
Gojira
Attack of the Monsters

7/29
Destroy all Monsters
Monster from a Prehistoric Planet

8/5
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Monster from the Surf

8/12
Godzilla vs. Monster Zero
It’s Alive!

8/19
Terror of Mechagodzilla
Voyage into Space

8/26
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
The Giant Gila Monster

9/2
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II
The Giant Claw

COMET TV is available over the air, on cable, streaming for free online and now on ROKU and APPLE TV! Visit the COMET Schedule for more info.

Monster Summer Prize Pack

Many of you know that I have a partnership with Comet TV and they send me free stuff from time to time to share with you guys.  Since I don’t have enough to give to everyone, I have to come up with creative ways for you to earn it!

The Comet TV Monster Summer Prize Pack includes:

1 – Limited Edition Monster Summer Beach Towel: Only available via this promotion, catch Godzilla having a blast with one of two designs. You’ll be the envy of your friends and have some extra protection if a monster comes from the depths to destroy the planet. Score!

1 – COMET TV Monster Summer SPF Pouch: Beat the rays with this Monster Summer SPF pouch. Apply liberally to ward off the sun, The Beast from the Haunted Cave, Rodan or any other variety of lizard-like beast.

1- COMET TV Cooler: Listen, even Godzilla needs a place to keep his brews chill. Let’s be honest, he needs to beat the heat at some point. I can see him carrying this cool-as-fire bag around to crack open a cold one.

1 – COMET TV Monster Summer Beach-Tastic Ball: Are you a ball-er? I hope so, cause you need to grab some buds, jump in the pool and play with this Godzilla Monster Summer Beach Ball. Groovy!

2 – Exclusive COMET TV Film Cards: See what COMET TV has this month, with these collector’s cards. Perfect for the Godzilla fan, the Monster-man, or the COMET TV junkie if your life!

HOW TO ENTER:

We’ve made it really easy to enter to win this month’s giveaway from our friends at COMET.  To enter,  complete any of the following actions by 12PM Central Standard Time June , 2018.

To win, all you have to do is any ONE of the following:

  1. Like our Facebook Page and SHARE our Comet TV Facebook Post and tag our page:  @CollectingClassicMonsters
  2. Follow us on Instagram and re-gram our Comet TV Instagram post and tag our page:  @CollectingClassicMonsters
  3. Follow us on Twitter and retweet our Comet TV Giveaway post tagging us @CollectMonsters

That’s it! Lots of ways to enter and help us spread the word.  Good luck and happy watching!  Happy Monster Summer, Monster Kids!

BECAUSE…LAWYERS:

Entries must be submitted by June 19, 2018 at 12PM CST. This contest is only open to residents of the United States. No international entries will be accepted. Winner(s) will be chosen randomly from valid entries and will be notified by email, so make certain you can receive email from CollectingClassicMonsters.com . You must respond within 48 hours to claim the prize. The prize will be sent via FedEx or USPS. No P.O. Boxes, please. Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery of your prize pack. Only one entrant per household. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.  Void where prohibited.

Any personal information you supply to us upon entering this contest will not be shared with any outside parties, except in the case when an outside party is handling prize fulfillment. In that instance, the prize winner(s) mailing information will be provided to the fulfillment team.

Disclosure: I received a free or greatly discounted product for the purpose of this review. The opinions are 100% mine. I have not been influenced in any way and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials In Advertising. Questions or concerns please contact me at george@collectingclassicmonsters.com

Rondo Award Nominations Abound!

Honored to Be Nominated for Best Website!

Since 2002, the Rondo’s have been fandom’s only classic horror awards — decided by fans, for fans. Every nominee is considered for significant work or achievement made in the year 2017.

I’m honored to be nominated for the second year in a row in Category 17: Best Website or Blog.  I humbly ask for your vote.

In addition, I had the honor of being Executive Producer of Christopher R Mihm’s 2017 film, Demon with the Atomic Brain, which is nominated for Category 8: Best Independent Film of 2017.

And of course, I was thrilled to begin a new column in Scary Monsters magazine, which is nominated for Category 12: Best Magazine along with Category 16: Best Cover

I also had the privilege of being a guest on Cult Radio A Go-Go!  whose hosts Terry and Tiffany DuFoe are nominated for Category 14: Best Interview for their Videoscope magazine interview of Adrienne Barbeau.

And,  of course, Derek M Koch‘s essential podcast Monster Kid Radio which I joined him for an episode to chat about my favorite 50s monster movie, The Blob, is nominated again for Category 18. BEST MULTI-MEDIA HORROR SITE.  

Voting ends Sunday, April 8, 2018 at midnight your local time. You can vote in as many, or few, categories as you’d like but definitely encourage you to check out the full ballot here: http://rondoaward.com/rondoaward.com/blog/

How to Vote:

Voting is simple. Simply send an email to David Colton, at taraco@aol.com. Include your name and your vote in the email.

Or just cut and paste the following:

  • Category 8: Best Independent Film of 2017: Demon with the Atomic Brain
  • Category 12: Best Magazine: Scary Monsters
  • Category 14: Best Interview: Terry and Tiffany DuFoe
  • Category 16: Best Cover: Scary Monsters
  • Category 17: CollectingClassicMonsters.com
  • Category 18. BEST MULTI-MEDIA HORROR SITE: Monster Kid Radio

There are many worthwhile contenders in every category and I consider the Rondo ballot a treasure trove full of new artists, writers, creators and creations that I need to dive into. Voting is wonderful and much appreciated. But supporting this community fo creators with your wallet matters so much more!

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(Toy Fair 2018) Super7 Debuts New Universal Monsters & Planet of the Apes Collections

Toy Fair 2018 Spotlight on Super7Super7-Universal-Monsters-Reaction-figures-2018

Super7 is best known for resurrecting the legendary 3.75 inch action figures in the retro Kenner-style and a fan-fave with many classic monster collectors for it’s original run of Universal Monsters figures released while ReAction was licensed by Funko.

Well, based on what Super7 just showcased at Toy Fair 2018, they are embracing our childhood nostalgia in toto with a slew of cool new products that hit us Monster Kids right in the nostalgia sweet spot.

Universal Monsters ReAction FiguresSuper7 Universal Monsters ReAction 2018

One of the gripes some folks had with the original collection of UniMonster ReAction figures was the sculpt quality was just a little too much like the original Kenner Star Wars figures, meaning not very good.  Well, that will not be a concern this time around based on the prototypes on display of The Wolf Man, Creature from the Black Lagoon and The Mummy.  Packaging was features for updates of the Phantom of the Opera, Frankenstein as well as two cool new additions in the Metaluna Mutant and Mole People. We did  get a look at the Mutant prototype and it is absolutely glorious!

But the Universal Monsters licenses gets way more interesting with these new seasonal collections set to debut late summer 2018:

Super Soapys

One of my all time favorite classic monster lines is the Colgate Palmolive Super Soaky soap bottles from the 1960s.  Super7 is releasing an expanded collection with all new sculpts that pay direct tribute to those amazing  bath products of yesteryear with their new “Super Soapy” collection releasing in time for Halloween 2018:

Super7 Super Soakys Universal Monsters
image courtesy Paul Schiola of Sputnik Supplies 

The new collection includes the iconic Frankenstein, Wolf Man, Creature and Mummy with updated molds and adds the Invisible Man, Bride and Metaluna Mutant. As you can see in the picture above, they even had a collection of the original Colgate figures on hand to showcase the homage they’re paying.

Super Buckets

new molds for buckets to used while Trick or Treating or just nifty displays.

Super7 Super Buckets 2018

Super7 Universal Monsters Halloween Buckets 2018

Tumblers

Super7 Universal Monsters Tumblers

Puzzles

Super7 Universal Monsters Puzzles 2018

50th Anniversary Planet of the Apes

While Super7 debuted a Planet of the Apes collection last year, they have stepped up their game in a big way in honor of the 50th Anniversary of POTA with this upcoming line of 3.75-inch ReAction classic POTA figures set to release in April 2018:

Super7 Planet of the Apes 50th Anniversary

But they didn’t stop there, Super7 also revealed unpainted prototypes for Wave 2, which is due late summer 2018:

Super7 Planet of the Apes 50th Anniversary Wave 2

This set includes a couple of deep dives like Urko from the TV show, astronaut Cornelius and a fantastic Lawgiver statue. And the mutant comes with a removable face!

I think its safe to say that Super7 has dialed up the nostalgia factor to eleven for all us Monster Kids and done so in a manner that pays respect to the classics they are renewing. While I tend to focus my personal collection on vintage items, I plan to stock pile as much as this new Super7 collection as I can get my grubby monster-loving claws on this Halloween season. What are your thoughts, monster collectors? Love to hear from you in the comments section below.

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Mondo Gallery Universal Monsters Exhibit

Mondo Gallery Universal Monsters Exhibit Opening Night

Dracula Mondo Poster Phantom City Creative

I love it when the stars align and a business trip puts me in the right place at the right time. Earlier this month, I had just such an opportunity when a trip to Austin, Texas, coincided with the opening of the new Universal Monsters exhibit at the Mondo Gallery.

While I’m not new to Mondo entirely, I had no idea what to expect and so, after a great meal of Tex-Mex, I strolled over the gallery. It was an unusually wet and chilly January day in Austin, and while it was still more pleasant than my Minnesota home, I was stunned to see the waiting line extending down the block for hundreds of feet.

Mondo Gallery Universal Monsters Exhibit Opening Night Line

In talking to people in line, this is standard fair for opening night at Mondo exhibits as collectors and enthusiasts get their first shot at purchasing prints from the new collections.  What struck me, though, as a Universal Monster fan and classic monster collector, was the age of those in line.  We often think of our community as being largely Boomers and some older Generation X, those of us who grew up in the monster boom of the 1960s and 70s.  This crowd was anything but that, made up almost entirely of 20 and 30 somethings!  While this is a testament to the popularity of Mondo with the Millenial crowd, these folks were enthusiastically discussing their favorite monsters and monster movies.  These were, indeed, our people!

With press credentials in hand, I was fortunate to bypass the hours-long wait and made my way into the small, nondescript gallery.

Mondo Gallery Austin Texas Universal Monsters Exhibit

Being a Mondo neophyte, it took me a bit to get my bearings. So I decided to enjoy a complimentary local craft beer and watch the pattern of the more experienced Mondo collectors as they cued up for their must-have posters, enamel pins and lithographs.

Here’s a video from the opening night that does a far better job than my photography of showcasing the art and giving a feel for the event:

Take a closer look at some of artwork from the Mondo Gallery Universal Monsters exhibit:

Frankenstein Mondo Poster Francesco Francavilla

Universal Mummy Mondo Poster Stan & Vince

Eric Powell Wolf Man Mondo Poster

Bride of Frankenstein Mondo Poster Jonathon Burton

Creature from the Black Lagoon Mondo Poster Gary Pullin

Invisible Man Mondo Poster Jonathon Burton

About a week after the opening of the exhibit, Mondo released the first run of posters and enamel pins from the Universal Monsters collection for sale on their website.

Mondo posters are available in limited runs and they tend to show up on the secondary market pretty quickly (at appreciated prices of course).  Mondo’s first Universal Monsters collection was released back in 2012 and a quick scan of eBay shows a nice sampling of posters from the original collection and, not surprisingly, some posters from the 2018 collection as well.

What do you think of these modern takes on the classic film posters of the Universal Monsters films? Do you have any Mondo art in your collections? Love to hear your stories!

(Focus on Frankenstein) Frankenstein 200th Anniversary Edition Book

Gorgeous New Illustrated Book Celebrates Shelley’s Iconic NovelClassics Reimagined Frankenstein 200th Anniversary Edition Front Cover

Fans of classic monsters and science fiction alike are celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s iconic work of literature Frankenstein of the Modern Prometheus in 2018 and, here at CollectingClassicMonsters.com we intend to feature the many iterations of her creation throughout the year in an ongoing series we call Focus on Frankenstein.

Thanks to the folks at Rockport Publishing’s Classics Reimagined, we got an advance copy of a lovely new hardcover book that features Shelley’s original novel along with striking new illustrations by artist David Plunkert who has an eery steampunk collage style of illustration that is quite effective for a tale about stitching together human parts to create new life.

Frankenstein 200th Anniversary David Plunkert Illustration

From the publisher:

Celebrating the bicentennial anniversary of Mary Shelley’s original 1818 version, Rockport Publisher’s Classics Reimagined series presents this beautiful deluxe edition. The 248-page hardcover book features an 8 page vellum insert detailing the doctor’s designs, and a stunning, full bleed, double gatefold image of the monster. Finished with printed endpapers and painted book block, this masterpiece volume is perfect for book lovers and art lovers alike.

Frankenstein 200th Anniversary Edition David Plunkert Illustration

About Classic Reimagined

The Classics Reimagined series is a library of stunning collector’s editions of unabridged classic novels illustrated by contemporary artists from around the world. Each artist offers his or her own unique, visual interpretation of the most well-loved, widely read, and avidly collected literature from renowned authors.

I am enjoying re-reading this classic novel and I’m struck by the sheer magnitude of impact this work has had on pop culture over the past 200 years. Obviously, the Frankenstein Monster remains as popular as ever with lovers of classic monsters and the story has gone on to influence creators and artists time and time again.

I highly recommend this lovely hardcover book as an addition to your library and appreciate the folks over at Classics Reimagined for letting me share this beautiful book with all you classic monster collectors.

Get your first edition copy now at Amazon.com 

Dracula 1931 One Sheet Poster Sets World Record

This Is Now The Most Valuable Movie Poster, Sold At Auction For $525,800

Dracula 1931 One Sheet Style A
Dracula 1931 One Sheet Style A

One of just two surviving One Sheet Style A movie posters for the 1931 horror classic Dracula set a world record for the most valuable movie poster ever sold at auction when it brought $525,800 Saturday, Nov. 18, in a public auction held live and online by Heritage Auctions.

The poster surpassed the previous auction record of $478,000 which was also set (twice) by Heritage Auctions. Heritage had just sold the only known surviving Italian issue movie poster from 1946 for Casablanca in July 2017, which matched their own previous world record from November 2014 for an only-known 1927 copy of the poster for London After Midnight.

This particular poster style from Dracula depicts the menacing visage of actor Bela Lugosi, who transformed the character into the now-famous Universal Monster. Recently discovered in the San Diego, California, collection of a noted film historian, collectors and experts consider it one of the most desirable horror movie posters ever produced.

The family of its longtime owner, Lt. Col. George J. Mitchell, Jr., an Associate Member of the American Society of Cinematographers, placed the poster up for auction. Mitchell had owned the poster since the 1950s.

“The reason my dad purchased the poster is because he loved horror films. He was drawn to the Bela Lugosi poster because it brought back childhood memories of seeing the film when it was first released,” Mitchell’s son, Arthur Mitchell said. “He remembered going to the theater … and remembered that there was an ambulance stationed in the lobby, in case anyone was so scared they needed medical attention.”

The elder Mitchell was a longtime cinematographer and photographer, who after World War II and a 20-year career in the U.S. Army, started a small film production company in San Diego, and did video work for AFL and NFL Films, the San Diego Zoo and training films for assorted branches of the military.

“It is a matter of opinion, but this poster probably is the most beautiful of all of the styles,” Heritage Auctions Vintage Posters Director Grey Smith said, “and one of only two styles that pictures Bela Lugosi in realistic terms or a faithful rendering – the other is a photographic image.”

The new owner’s identify was not revealed, although a Heritage spokesman said it was “an anonymous U.S. bidder.” Kirk Hammett anyone?

Watch this Heritage Auctions video for more information about this iconic poster:

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Monster Kid Must Haves: Universal Monsters Tiki Mugs

The Perfect Gift for The Monster Kid        in Your Life

Classic monsters and mid-century pop culture go together like peanut butter and jelly.  Many Monster Kids, like myself, have an abiding affection for all things Atomic Era, including classic surf music and Tiki culture,  So the folks at Geek Tiki have come up with a perfectly logical combination of Universal Monsters tiki mugs!

The creative, colorful drinkware products combine the beloved Universal Monster characters with the unique stylization seen in traditional tiki culture.

Each ceramic Monsters Geeki Tikis® stand approximately 7” tall, is top-shelf dishwasher safe, microwaveable and boast a capacity of up to 20 ounces.

Collect them All!

I’m not sure if the Werewolf of London drank his Pina Colada out of one of these mugs at Trader Vics, but I sure drink my tropical cocktails from my Monster tiki mugs! I keep these prominently displayed but I’m not afraid to pull them off the shelf when the occasion calls for a Mai Tai!

Bride of Frankenstein Tiki Mug

Bride of Frankenstein Tiki Mug

available online here

Dracula Tiki Mug

Dracula Tiki Mug

available online here

Frankenstein Tiki Mug

Frankenstein Tiki Mug

available online here

Gill-Man Tiki Mug

Creature Black Lagoon Tiki Mug

available online here

The Mummy Tiki Mug aka “Tiki Tut’

Mummy Tiki Mug

available online here

The Wolfman Tiki Mug

Wolfman Tiki Mug

available online here

Where to Buy

These tiki mugs were released earlier this fall and are available at the following online stores:

Amazon.com 

EntertainmentEarth.com

Book Preview: Forrest J Ackerman Scrapbook

New Hardcover Book Pays Loving Tribute to Uncle Forry Forrest J Ackerman Scrapbook

If you are reading this website, then I don’t need to introduce you to Forrest J Ackerman.  You already know that he was the long-time editor of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine and  a legend in his lifetime.  You also know he was an author, agent, editor, archivist and collector whose collection at one time included several hundred thousand items in his Hollywood wonderland known as the Ackermansion.

The Forrest J Ackerman Scrapbook: Treasures from the Ackermansion is loving look at his amazing life, with an in-depth examination of various aspects of his remarkable collection of sci-fi, fantasy and cinema memorabilia. The book is written and edited by Bill Walker and Brian Anthony and published by their independent publishing firm specializing in books on film history:  www.walkeranthonybooks.com

The book comes in at 200 pages, the majority of which are photographs from the of estate of Forrest J Ackerman.  Bill and Brian  were given unprecedented access to rare and previously unknown and unpublished material by Kevin Burns, the executor of Forry’s estate.

Forrest J Ackerman Scrapbook interior pages

Forry’s collection of animation props and models are given special attention. Several of the models used by Willis O’Brien in King Kong, Son of Kong, and the unfinished Creation are examined in detail in beautiful, never before seen high resolution images.

Forrest J Ackerman Scrapbook Interior Pages

Forry’s friends Ray Harryhausen and Ray Bradbury are here, along with a section dedicated to the fans, including the famous… and not-so-famous…Famous Monsters of Filmland, the various Ackermansions, contributing artists and their work, the Captain Company, Aurora monster models, books, paintings, posters and lobbies are all included in this deluxe hardcover, full-color,  200-page tribute to the Ackermonster!

Forrest J Ackerman Scrapbook Interior Pages

We can no longer tour the Ackermansion in it’s multiple forms, as many of us had the great fortune of doing through the years. But this book does a great job of capturing the feeling of those tours and documenting Forry’s collection and life.

Published on the 101st anniversary of Forry’s birth (November 24, 2017) it’s now available on Amazon and will make a great gift for the Forry fans in your life!

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Peter Pan Records Monster Mash Re-release for 70s Monster Kids

Peter Pans 1970s Monster Mash Revival

Monster Mash Peter Pan Records

In 1977, Peter Pan Records released a slew of LPs that became Monster Kid favorites including Ghostly Sounds, a terrific spooky sound effect records that we cover in great detail in this article.  Perhaps their best known among 70s kids was their release of this Monster Mash recording which was more of a general novelty record than a specific Halloween record.

Once again featuring great cover art by George Peed, this was a must have record  for 70s Monster Kids, though what’s up with the monkey back-up band!?!

This record failed to achieve year-round listening status for me as a youngster for multiple reasons. First. this record doesn’t include the original Boris Pickett version of Monster Mash, going with a re-recording of this classic.  While the LP also includes such Monster Kid mainstays as Purple People EaterWitch Doctor and Dinner with Drac, it’s not really a Halloween record which would have been disappointing to kids like me.

Personally, my favorite aspect of the record is the Monster Maze on the back cover, which I promptly completed in ink on my original copy back in the day!

Front Cover:Monster Mash Peter Pan Records

 

 

Back Cover:

Monster Mash Peter Pan Back Cover

Tracklist

A1 Monster Mash
A2 Purple People Eater
A3 Feet Up, Pat’Em On The Po-Po
A4 Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
A5 Little Blue Man
B1 Witch Doctor
B2 Dinner With Drac
B3 Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It’s Flavor On The Bedpost Over Night ?
B4 Mama Look A Boo-boo
B5 Big Bad John

Listen to the full album here:

Pressings:

Released in 1977 by Peter Pan Records, the record only received one pressing.

Catalog # 8126

Monster Mash Peter Pan Side 1

Monster Mash Peter Pan Side Two

Collector Notes:

This LP is readily available online and certainly can be found at local vinyl shops with regularity for as little as $5.  If you’re like me and like to collect higher grade items, then expect to pay around $20-30 for a VF/NM vinyl/sleeve combo of this 1977 LP.

Of course, online shoppers can track down copies in the usual places:

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(News) DEMON WITH THE ATOMIC BRAIN World Premiere

Christopher R Mihm’s Latest Film Premieres October 4 in Minneapolis

Demon with Atomic Brain Poster

Growing up, I loved rainy Saturday afternoons. That often meant my parents would let me watch TV beyond my usual Saturday morning cartoon overdose, which was great because it also meant monster movies and other campy, fun genre fare. Usually, Saturday afternoon TV featured a 1960s Japanese giant monster movie like Godzilla followed by an older black-and-white science fiction, mystery or horror flick that I had read about in my monster movie magazines but rarely got the chance to actually see. Growing up before the digital age, before even the VHS era, meant calendar TV viewing. If you missed the movie, chances were slim you’d get another chance to see it for years.

Those childhood days are long gone of course, and Hollywood now uses focus groups to create blockbusters for an international audience to maximize ROI. Thats’ fine. Geeks have really never had it so good when it comes to entertainment made for us. But I still love my low-budget, black-and-white B-movie monsters from the 1950s and 60s. They made me nervous, and sometimes they even scared me, but mostly they made me excited and they provided good old fashioned escapism.

That’s exactly the kind of movie Minnesota filmmaker Christopher R Mihm loves to make. He calls them “new-old” movies and he’s been prolifically writing, directing and releasing a film a year for over a decade.   All of his films are loosely interlinked feature-length movies which pay homage to 1950s-era “drive-in cinema.” Based in Minnesota, like your truly, Mihm has been prolific in his film making efforts, releasing a film a year for over a decade. DEMON is his 12th feature length film in as many years!

 

Always black-and-white and produced on a shoe string budget, these movies are a direct homage to the wonderful drive-in movies of the 1950s and 60s that I loved to watch on Saturday afternoon as a kid in the 1970s and Chris grew up watching on VHS with his dad in the 1980s. To be clear, Mihm’s movies have a deep respect for those campy cult classics and while his movies are often funny and tounge-in-cheek, this isn’t Mystery Science Theater. Nostalgia is powerful stuff and movies, like music, have a magical way of transporting us back to simpler times.

George McGowan & Christopher R Mihm at Famous Monsters Con Dallas

I’ve been an avid fan and supporter of Chris’ efforts since discovering his work a few years back. This website was a sponsor of his last film, Weresquito Nazi Hunter and I’m thrilled to be executive producing DEMON. Chris and I are working hard on new ways to get his films distributed and hope to announcing some exciting new directions for the films of the Mihmiverse shortly.

About DEMON WITH THE ATOMIC BRAIN

A failed attempt to weaponize a machine capable of opening portals to other worlds creates an exponentially expanding bubble of fractured space-time which threatens to engulf the entire universe! An elite team of specialists must enter a “crack” in the disturbance and make their way down a rabbit hole of increasingly more dangerous alternate realities to find and shut down the machine which created it! Will their last ditch attempt to save humanity be successful? Will this be how the universe ends? Find out in writer/director Christopher R. Mihm’s exciting homage to the sci-fi adventure films of the late 1950s: “Demon with the Atomic Brain!”

Join us for the world premiere of  “Demon with the Atomic Brain!”

But first, it’s premiere time with the world premiere scheduled for Wednesday October 4, 2017 at the classic Heights Theater in Columbia Heights, Minnesota followed by a special showing on October 8 at the Alamo Draft House in Dallas, Texas.

In addition to the main attraction, attendees will enjoy a program complete with hand-picked, era-appropriate newsreels, classic trailers, appearances by most (if not all) of the cast and crew, autographs, photo opportunities with creatures from the film and a silent auction! DVDs, posters and other exclusive merchandise will also be on sale!

Just like those Saturday afternoon creature features I grew up watching, Mihm’s films are family fare and, while occasionally scary, they are intentionally crafted to be viewable for all ages, so bring the whole family!

Advance tickets are on sale right now @ http://www.demonwiththeatomicbrain.com/

Let us know you’re coming! Check in on the Facebook event page and let us know you’re attending!

Oh, and if you can’t join us, I highly encourage you to join us in spirit by watching some – or all — of Chris’s films. They’re all available on Amazon in DVD or streaming through his Amazon page.