Reel Progress LLC is pleased to announce that “First Man on Mars,” the new feature length sci-fi comedy by Mike Lyddon has made Philip Smolen’s annual list of eight incredible indie films of 2016 on the popular film site Rogue Cinema.
“I am thrilled that First Man on Mars made the list,” said Lyddon, “but even more amazed that it made a top list of all indie films of 2016, not just genre movies. It’s rare when any horror or science fiction film goes up against mainstream flicks and I’m proud that my little Martian opus made the grade.”
If you want to know more about First Man on Mars and Mike Lyddon, visit the IMDB page.
Mike Lyddon in Lima, Peru with Tomas
Genre filmmaker Mike T. Lyddon has been making no-budget science fiction – horror features for the last 25 years. Beginning back in 1993 with the New Orleans crime thriller CUT UP (1994) up to his last film FIRST MAN ON MARS (2016), Lyddon has managed to craft a small but enduring legacy in the big easy which culminated in last year’s LOUP GAROU Film Festival which showcased FIRST MAN ON MARS as well as an earlier film ZOMBIE! vs. MARDI GRAS Lyddon co-wrote, produced and directed in addition to a short film which was part of the Lyddon production of HORROR ANTHOLOGY MOVIE VOL. 1.
“I had no connection with the festival, but all three films ended up in it.” Lyddon said recently. “It was a real kick seeing three productions of mine at one film festival.”
Click HERE to read the new interview with Mike Lyddon in the January edition of ROGUE CINEMA!
The feature length Crime Drama Mystery CUT UP is now on AMAZON INSTANT video on demand. Co-written, produced and directed by Mike Lyddon and Jeff Turick, Cut Up is a suspenseful thriller which takes place in 90’s New Orleans.
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Bar Redux in New Orleans, La., is hosting the Loup Garou Sci-Fi and Horror Film Festival from October 21st through the 23rd.
Included on the three day schedule is First Man on Mars (2016), the latest feature film by indy filmmaker Mike T. Lyddon.
On Saturday, you can catch Zombie! Vs. Mardi Gras (1995) which was co-written, produced and directed by Lyddon.
On Sunday, don’t miss the amazing FEAST trilogy! FEAST was the first film done through Ben Affleck’s Project Greenlight show, and we highly recommend the first film and the third film from this trilogy.
Find more info on the festival on the Facebook page or from the official Bar Redux website.
First Man on Mars (2016) science fiction comedy trailer on Vimeo!
This new horror comedy from Mike T. Lyddon and Reel Progress LLC now available on DVD at AMAZON!
Horror Buzz calls First Man on Mars a Great Sci-Fi Throwback and a love letter to classic sci-fi horror B-movies from writer/director/producer Mike T. Lyddon.
First Man on Mars (2016)
Billionaire astronaut Eli Cologne became the first man to land on Mars. After his hopes of getting even richer by finding and claiming the rights to valuable mineral deposits are dashed, he finds what he thinks is gold, but he is horribly mistaken. He is infected by an alien spore and returns to earth a mutated, blood thirsty creature hell bent on murder and destruction in this satirical homage to 1970’s drive-in creature features produced and directed by Mike T. Lyddon.
Shot on location in Louisiana and a ghost town in Mississippi located near Stennis Space center where actual Nasa rockets were constructed.
Click Here to visit the official movie page and buy FIRST MAN ON MARS, now on DVD.
Creepers Movie Review
Excerpts from Denver Johnson’s “31 Days of Horror.”
“Christian Walker adapts Lafcadio Hearn’s short story Of A Promise Broken, and he transforms it into a very moody, melancholy ghost story.Like every other short here, it’s damn well shot, well acted, and while not my favorite of the shorts, it creates a great mood.
Jeremiah Kipp, a director I’ve really been admiring lately, adapts Edgar Allan Poe’s Bernice, and gives the macabre story his usual arthouse bent. It’s another short that favors mood over shock, although it does have a pretty nasty final shot.
Gregory Lamberson, the warped genius behind the Slime City films, gives us Gave Up The Ghost, from author Jeff Strand. This short was hilarious, and worth the price of admission alone.
Finally, like every good anthology, the best is saved for last. Mike T. Lyddon gives us Joe Lansdale’s By The Hair of the Head. Lansdale is such a brilliant writer, and this film does for evil dolls what Annabelle only wishes it could. This was a stylish little piece, and the true highlight of the set.”
Vist the Creepers official website for more information.
Cat People – 1982
Another fine New Orleans horror movie starring Nastassia Kinski and Malcolm McDowell and directed by Paul Schrader.
The Cat People originated way back in time, when humans sacrificed their women to Leopards, who mated with them.
Cat People look similar to humans, but must mate with other Cat People. We follow brother and sister – who seem to be the only ones of their kind left…
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Creepers Horror Anthology Movie Vol. 2 (2014)
A new horror anthology film with two stories from contemporary horror writers Joe R. Lansdale (Bubba Ho-Tep, Cold in July) and Jeff Strand (Pressure, Dead Clown Barbecue) and two classic tales of terror from Lafcadio Hearn and Edgar Allan Poe, Creepers promotes the idea that the best horror comes from a well written story.
The directors include author and filmmaker Gregory Lamberson, Jeremiah Kipp, Christian Walker and Mike T. Lyddon.
This film was shot in New Orleans, Mobile, Ala., and New York.
It is now available as a limited, numbered edition blu-ray.
For more information visit the official Creepers website.
Buy direct from Amazon HERE.
The Steel Trap – 1952
Joseph Cotten stars as a bank officer who steals a million dollars from the bank and plans to flee to Brazil. He gets as far as New Orleans when he conscience starts to bother him.
Scenes for this 1950’s New Orleans movie were filmed in the Louis Armstrong Airport and Antoine’s Restaurant.
Click Here to buy the Steel Trap DVD now on sale.