The countdown to terror has begun. Astronaut Eli Cologne became the first man on Mars, but something went horribly wrong. Infected by an alien organism, he returned to Earth a savage monster with an unquenchable thirst for human flesh.
One dark and stormy night the tax man pays a visit to an eccentric horror fan who keeps the unwelcome guest distracted by telling him 4 tales of terror from the stories of Joe R. Lansdale, Edgar Allan Poe, Lafcadio Hearn and Jeff Strand.
-An urban legend becomes a night to remember. Father Genova visits the lands of Red Clay for his demon master. A group of friends and family make a trip to Red Clay to celebrate the land, ... See full summary »
Julie's time with her benefactor, Kyle Allison, is coming to a dangerous close, but she is given two chances of escape from two very different men - a hired assassin and a wayward horse trainer with a dark past. Which man will save her?
A drama of two lost and troubled individuals, Janis suffering from depression & Peter a social worker, who are forever entwined after a traumatic event occurs. Exploring paranoia, the effects of guilt, and the power of true redemption.
Plot centers on a pair of college-age students fleeing from an unidentified enemy force. The duo takes refuge in what appears to be an abandoned building, but they quickly discover the building they thought was empty is anything but.
A dying mother, Sarah, tells her last wish to her eldest son, Drew, that he take his younger brother, Will, to the place they were born. Despite tragic family history, hope gives promise to the future.
Spencer T. Folmar
A secret mission. A horrifying discovery. The countdown to terror has begun! In 2003 billionaire astronaut Eli Cologne began his journey through space to become the first man on Mars, but something went horribly wrong.. Infected by an alien organism on the red planet, he returned to Earth a crazed, savage monster with an unquenchable thirst for human flesh. The space craft crashed undetected in a remote part of Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina, and he's been hunting both human and animal prey in the swamps for years. Beautiful yet domineering scientist Dr. Martine Munro was in charge of the Mars Mission and Eli Cologne's secret lover. Now that she's received a signal from the transmitter on the lost space craft, she and a few bumbling, nerdy scientists head to the sleepy town of Black Bayou in search of the lost astronaut. For small town sheriff Dick Ruffman, it's a race against time to find the man-turned-monster before he kills again in this horrifying and hilarious satire of low ...Written by
The main characters in 'First Man On Mars' first appeared in Mike Lyddon's (with John R. Woods) 1980 super-8 horror-comedy 'Mutilation Maniacs'. In that film, 'Dick Ruffman' was the Chief of Police, rather than the Sheriff. The coroner in 'First Man On Mars' is named Fritz Leiber. In 'Mutilation Maniacs', the virtually identical character is named Fred Sadizmo. FMOM's deputy 'Jordy Sample' was a character developed (with that name) for an unmade sequel to 'Mutilation Maniacs' called 'Invasion Of The Water Devils'. 'Mutilation Maniacs' was released as an 'extra' on Lyddon's 'Night For Nixie' DVD. See more »
Do not see this film if you don't know 60's and 70's b-movies, you'll probably hate it. Watch a few Roger Corman, Larry Buchanan and early Troma flicks before you see First Man on Mars. It is not only a satire of those films but an homage to those filmmakers and they hit the nail on the head. Spot on acting and just enough stilted direction to convey that "Lasterblast" kind of vibe, but it's the effects that really bring it home. The miniatures are perfectly "miniature" and the makeup effects are so over the top that it appears they were designed for comic relief. There is a disembowelment scene and the guy's intestines are ridiculously over-sized, and the flute in the eye gag had me crying tears of comic joy. Sure it's a pretty cheap ass movie, but that's the point. Highly recommended for lovers of retro trash movies.
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