Friday, October 21, 2016

Halloween playlist #22 - Attack Of The Moon Zombies (2011)

I really enjoy watching good b-movies and b-movie parodies alike. Christopher R. Mihm is one of the unsung heroes of modern cinema for his satirizing and recreation of the classic horror/sci-fi films of the '50s, and this movie is just another example of how well he has that style down. Though he's only made one movie I would put on a similar level of effective parody with Larry Blamire's The Lost Skeleton Of Cadavra, I feel Mihm puts more effort in making his films as genuine of send-ups as possible, with the humor itself falling second. It makes his movies less funny, but much more faithful and admirable for not always taking easy pot-shots at an already frequently-parodied time and genre of popular film.

Admiration for his style aside, this is not one of his absolute best works, so I wouldn't really be able to recommend this as a strong introduction to his films, even though this is a fun movie that fans of low budget '50s sci-fi will undoubtedly enjoy. Of the 6 I've seen from him , this would probably be my 3rd or 4th favorite, but more an excellent encapsulation of everything you could expect from a movie about moon zombies attacking. It isn't a masterpiece, but it never needed to be.


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