Eight Incredible Indie Movies from 2016

Reel Progress is pleased to announce the inclusion of indie sci-fi horror comedy FIRST MAN ON MARS in Philip Smolen’s 4th Annual PS Awards.  Naming FMOM as one of the eight incredible indie movies of 2016, the Rogue Cinema film critic says Lyddon fills the movie with wonderful touch points to classic drive-in cinematic fodder and he even names some of his characters after actors, writers and directors from those drive-in days (including Fritz Leiber, Don Dohler, Martine Beswick and Caroline Munro). Gory and goofy, “First Man on Mars” is a pizza and six pack masterpiece!
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Sci-Fi Central Lists First Man on Mars

The amazing science fiction film site Sci-Fi Central gives First Man on Mars its own page!  Click here to see synopsis, trailer, reviews and more on the latest feature film from Reel Progress and Mike T. Lyddon.  Check out their website for comprehensive listings of science fiction films, movie database, trailer database and films you can watch online.
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Critical Praise for First Man on Mars

Filmmaker Mike T. Lyddon’s latest feature film First Man on Mars has garnered a dozen reviews and critical praise from Troma Entertainment, Horror Buzz, Bloody Flicks, UK Horror Scene, HorrorScreams VideoVault and more.  The sci-fi horror comedy starring Benjamin Wood, Jeffrey Estiverne and Sam Cobean and featuring music by The Wasted Lives is now available on DVD at Target, Best Buy, Family Video, Amazon, FYE and other fine online stores.
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Evil Blogger Reviews First Man on Mars

first man on mars review on its bloggin evilPopular horror website “It’s Bloggin’ Evil” gives the new sci-fi horror comedy feature FIRST MAN ON MARS two mutated thumbs up with this lengthy and hilarious review from The Evil Blogger himself!
“”..revels in the hokey dialogue, the substantial monster violence, and the utter gore as a remembrance of the once larger than life creature feature movies from the drive-in theater era.”

Click HERE to read the entire review on It’s Bloggin’ Evil

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Bloody Good Review from Bloody Flicks

review of first man on marsIn the latest review of our humble little sci-fi horror comedy, Bloody Flicks film critic Andy Wheeler draws a few connections to early Roger Corman films including Little Shop of Horrors and Creature from the Haunted Sea!
“The film is clearly an homage to Shlock horror and Director Mike Lyddon nails the look and feel of a Roger Corman film.  The film is quite funny in parts and the gore level is decent enough even though the FX are a little ‘cheap’ they suit the film’s style perfectly.”

Read the entire review of First Man on Mars on Bloody Flicks!

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Rogue Cinema Review of First Man on Mars

first man on mars review by rogue cinemaPhilip Smolen, writer and critic for Rogue Cinema, gives First Man on Mars a rousing review in the latest issue.
“..writer/director Mike T. Lyddon opts for the silly and the sly wink from the opening credits, and this light touch helps the film merrily bounce along. Gory and goofy, ‘First Man on Mars’ is a pizza and six pack masterpiece.”
Read the full review on Rogue Cinema by clicking HERE.

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Incredible Melting Man of the 21st Century

UK review First Man on MarsThe UK’s fine genre site, HorrorScreams VideoVault reviews “First Man on Mars” and declares it The Incredible Melting Man of the 21st Century.
Horror film critic Peter Hopkins goes on to say that First Man is An enjoyable film for those who like to watch campy flicks in the same vein as the 70’s grindhouse features or just enjoy B-movie style creature features.

Click HERE to read the entire review of First Man on Mars, now available on DVD at FYE, Best Buy, Amazon, Family Video and other fine stores.

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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!