Friday, February 24, 2012

Modern/Retro 50s Night Vol. 2: Terror from Beneath the Earth and The Monster of Phantom Lake

We return to the wacky 1950s world of drive-in cinema with this, the latest episode of Film Reviews from the Basement. But we're doing it with a twist that can only come from that maestro of throwback cinema, Christopher R. Mihm.

Modern/Retro 50s Night Vol. 1 is one of the most successful episodes of our fine radio show/podcast, and the only way we could think of topping it was to interview Mihm's favourite leading lady: Shannon McDonough!

Shannon has starred in three Mihmverse epics: It Came From Another World, Attack of the Moon Zombies and one of the film's on the chopping block tonight: Terror from Beneath the Earth. Not only does she provide some great insight into the love and hard work that goes into making these micro-budget movies, but she talks about what it takes to be a working actress outside of Hollywood. It's a great 20-minute conversation whether you're in show business or not.

In addition to Terror, Jason and Shawn tackle Mihm's very first film, The Monster of Phantom Lake, all the while keeping  in mind that these are looooowwwwww budget films intended to capture the look and feel of Basement Cinema from a bygone era. Do they hold a candle to cheesy classics like Them and The Blob? Stick with us!

Mike S will be displaying his mad tweeting skills throughout the recording of this latest episode. You can follow along at @basementreviews. It takes talent to entertain in 140 characters of less. Trust us!

And don't forget to tune in to 92.5FM CFBX Kamloops, Shaw Cable 106.1 and at 3 p.m. PST today for the radio version of last week's show.

And now for a look at tonight's film de cinema!

Terror from Beneath the Earth

The Monster of Phantom Lake

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