Mihm-May-Verse!: Haiku Reviews

THE GIANT SPIDER

a decades dead art

stretches its numerous legs

and then hugs itself

When you encounter a filmmaker who has written and directed 14 movies in as many years, deciding where to begin may be overwhelming. I posit that THE GIANT SPIDER is the perfect introductory Mihm. THE GIANT SPIDER absolutely nails the 50’s sci-fi drive-in monster movie with a careful balance of genre faithfulness and humorous nodding to create a near-perfect homage.

8/10

TERROR FROM BENEATH THE EARTH

the glowing hand bliss

the cheap costume paradise

the rapture of terr’r

My personal favorite. Felt the most natural. Cool monster. Neat cave. Hairy batmanlike creature that kidnaps children must be stopped! Mihm really does a lot with very little!

8/10

GUNS OF THE APOCALYPSE

words flood the stale air

coalescing with mutants

spaghetti bedtime

GUNS feels like a transitionary movie. Like it was created during a time of exploration and growth. I didn’t embrace this one as much as I expected to, being an apocalypse and mutant lover. It is just so stinkin talky! I wanted more show, less tell. I understand exposition and dialogue padding out a movie reduces the cost, and I really empathize with cheap. I recommend this one for the seasoned Mihmonite.

6/10

~rat


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