Youtube review from Jonjo Lyons

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Coroner Fritz Leiber (Roy “Rusty” Jackson Jr.) talks corpse (Brian Lanigan) with Sheriff Dick Ruffman (Kirk Jordan) and Deputy Jordy Sample (Jeffrey Estiverne).

Youtube review of First Man on Mars from Brit reviewer Jonjo Lyons who gives the film 7 eye popping head hugs out of 10!  He goes on to say that residents of Tromaville would be proud and that he enjoyed the practical effects.  He also gives a good primer of exploitation – grindhouse flicks from the 70’s.

Click Here to watch the full review of First Man on Mars on Youtube.

Club Des Monstres Review of First Man on Mars

first man on mars review from club des monstresFine review of FIRST MAN ON MARS from CLUB DES MONSTRES, the amazing French genre site devoted to science fiction, horror and fantasy films.
Site is in French, but here is the core of the review in English – “Presented as a satire of small budget films with monsters presented in the American drive-ins in the 70s , the film is light and funny . Full of references, the coroner whose name is Fritz Leiber is a classic writer, popular movies and series of endorsements of its kind in that scene is reminiscent of the classic Hammer – Quatermass. The name of the cosmonaut, Cologne, recalls Carroon in Quatermass and we are obviously dealing with a fan of science fiction and B-cinema. All the characters are caricatures , except perhaps Porscha , the Bullets and Bimbos model that has a bit more brains than expected. The cast seemed to have fun. Some gore effects accumulate at the end of film while bikinis remain in place. Ideal for an evening with friends, pizza and beer.”

See the entire review on the CLUB DES MONSTRES website.

Morbidly Beautiful Reviews First Man on Mars

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Astronaut turned monster Eli Cologne (Benjamin J. Wood) sweeps Kimmy K.K. off her feet (Candace McAdams).

The first review of the feature film FIRST MAN ON MARS from MORBIDLY BEAUTIFUL is great!
“..it’s those practical effects — which are at once remarkably well done and intentionally cheesy and self aware — which make FIRST MAN ON MARS such a joy to watch, especially for fans of super low budget drive-in grindhouse creature features from the 1970s.

Click Here to read the rest of the review from Morbidly Beautiful and CLICK HERE to pre-order FIRST MAN ON MARS from AMAZON!

First Man on Mars Invades Cannes Film Festival

Cannes, France – 2016 – Mike T. Lyddon’s feature length homage to 70’s b-horror movies FIRST MAN ON MARS has invaded CANNES Film Festival!

First Man on Mars’ domestic and international distributor TOMCAT FILMS will be at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and Market May 11 through May 22nd.

First Man on Mars at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival
Ted Chalmers of Tomcat Films at Cannes 2016

Synopsis

first man on mars posterA secret mission. A horrifying discovery. The countdown to terror has begun!
In 2004 billionaire astronaut Eli Cologne became the first man to land 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 command module 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.
Cologne Space Labs 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 budget drive-in grindhouse creature features from the 1970’s.