Friday, November 24, 2006

There's an werewolf... in a woman's prison! Yay!

Set in the fictional third world country of Canpuna, 'Werewolf in a Womens Prison' is the story of Sarah, when camping with her boyfriend, is attacked by a werewolf.

She wakes up in a corrupt prison only to find out her boyfriend has been torn apart and she is the only suspect. Forced to do things only found in a prison populated only by women it's only a matter of time until that strange bite starts to take effect.

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Thursday, November 23, 2006

Argento begins filming THE THIRD MOTHER

Dario Argento, with his daughter Asia, started in November the shooting in Rome, Turin and Terni of his film "THE THIRD MOTHER" (The Mother of Tears) who will conclude the trilogy dedicated to the witches begun with Suspiria (1977) and Inferno (1979).

The film centers on a young American art student, Sarah (Asia), who "unwittingly opens an ancient urn that unleashes the demonic power of the world's most powerful witch. As a scourge of suicides plague the city and witches from all over the world converge on Rome to pay homage, Sarah must use all her own psychic powers to stop the 'Mother of Tears' before her evil conquers the world."

The film was written by Dario Argento, Jace Anderson, Adam Gierasch, Walter Fasano and Simona Simonetti, produced by Dario and Claudio Argento for Opera Film and distributed by Medusa Film.

In the cast there will also be Daria Nicolodi, Udo Kier, Jessica Harper, Philippe Leroy, Clive Riche and Coralina Cataldi Tassoni. The shooting will finish at the end of December and the film distribution is planned for April 2007. The music score will be composed by Claudio Simonetti.

More info at the official website,

Monday, November 06, 2006

Meet The Monster of Phantom Lake

To understand "The Monster of Phantom Lake" and its reason for being, you must first attempt to understand my late father, George Mihm.

My father would tell these great stories of spending cold, small-town Minnesota winters in the relative warmth of his local movie house, taking in double features of trashy, B-grade science fiction and horror flicks. For a quarter he'd see double bills with such classics as "Village of the Damned" ("The eyes..." he'd tell me.) and "Them!". ("Giant ants!" he would exclaim.) When I was a kid, my dad would rent these movies repeatedly. We would frequently watch them together although, at the time, I could never quite figure out just what it was my dad saw in these (often) low-grade, barely frightening (by my standards) films.

At age 51, in the year 2000, my father died of stomach cancer. Since then, I've revisited many of these old movies and realized, they're just not the same without him there. I miss the stories... like the one about the time he went to the movies against his mother's wishes, saw something so scary he couldn't sleep for a week AND got in trouble for it!

Fellow producer and actor Josh Craig and I have been friends for many years. We've been discussing making our own movie as long as we've known each other. Seeing those old movies again and enjoying their often poorly written dialogue, barely passable camera work and marginal special effects, I started to wonder: "What would happen if Josh and I stopped talking about it and actually made a movie? And not just ANY movie but THIS kind of movie, one that a ten year old version of my dad would approve of?"

That thought soon took over and my obsession began. I parked myself in front of my laptop and "The Monster of Phantom Lake" was born. Soon we were holding auditions and then amazingly, we were shooting! Filmed in glorious black and white, "The Monster of Phantom Lake" was completed in September 2005. The film was accepted and screened at the Faux Film Festival in Portland, Oregon and the 3rd Annual Flint Film Festival in Flint, Michigan. It was recently accepted to the Twin Cities Underground Film Festival and has played to near sold-out audiences at recent local screenings.


A shell-shocked ex-soldier transformed by Atomic Waste into a revolting monster wreaks havoc at a high-school graduation party in writer/producer/director Christopher R. Mihm's monochromatic tribute to the B-movie flicks of the 1950s. The summer sun is shining and a group of recently graduated teens has taken to the outdoors to celebrate their newfound freedom. Something horrific is afoot in Phantom Lake, though, and as the rampaging beast makes his presence known to the horrified teens, a dedicated scientist and his beautiful graduate student soon realize that they may have just stumbled upon one of the most important scientific discoveries of their lifetime.


Keep an eye out for the next Professor Jackson adventure, It Came From Another World! currently in production and scheduled to be released Spring 2007!

Christopher R. Mihm

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Sunday, November 05, 2006

The New York State Museum will welcome Ms. Betsy Palmer of FRIDAY THE 13TH fame, as part of The 2nd Annual Classic Horror Movie Festival on November 11th.

Ms. Palmer will be introducing the film and staying for a Q&A afterwards. The film screenings begin at 11AM, with FRIDAY THE 13TH beginning around 5:30 PM. Films will be shown at the Museum Theater, and the cost is $5.00 per person.

The 2nd Annual Classic Horror Movie Festival
With Special Guest Betsy Palmer of FRIDAY THE 13TH
New York State Museum Theater
November 11
Films begin at 11AM

Film Schedule:
11:00 am - THE SHINING
3:30 pm - THE LOST BOYS
5:30 pm - FRIDAY THE 13TH

Ms. Palmer will introduce FRIDAY THE 13TH, and after the film will participate in a Q&A session with the audience. Admission is $5.00 for an entire day of movie viewing.

Betsy Palmer

Direct from Chicago's DePaul University, Betsy Palmer underwent intensive training at New York's Actors Studio, supporting herself as a secretary. She made her professional bow in stock in Wisconsin and Illinois in 1950; one year later, she made the first of hundreds of TV appearances. In 1955, Palmer first appeared on Broadway in The Grand Prize, and that same year launched her sporadic film career. Later stage credits included Forty Carats, in which she successfully replaced Lauren Bacall, and extensive touring in the role of Nellie Forbush in South Pacific. To millions of baby-boomers, Palmer will forever be associated with her work as a panelist on such TV game shows as I've Got a Secret; a later generation of televiewers will most readily recall her as Virginia Bullock on the 1989-90 season of Knot's Landing. To those whose teen years coincided with the late 1970s and early 1980s, however, Betsy Palmer is known only as the vicious, vengeful, ax-wielding Mrs. Voorhees (Jason's mom) in the first Friday the 13th (1980); reportedly, Palmer won that role because she was willing to drive her own car to and from location shoots.

For further details on this event, call (518) 473-2936.
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