Mick Garris on

The Phantom Planet

Released 1961
Distributor AIP

Here’s a beloved bargain-basement gobbler that impressed little Micky Garris in 1961. It’s an amusing riff on Gulliver’s Travels with lots of ambition and little resource. Co-star Coleen Gray must have been wondering how she got from Kubrick’s The Killing to this in only five years!

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About Mick Garris

Mick Garris produced and directed a segment for Nightmare Cinema, the spine-tingling horror event of the summer. Previously, Mick created the Masters of Horror hour-long cable series of fright films helmed by well-known genre directors, including himself.  Numerous screenplay assignments led to a career in directing, and he is perhaps best known for his long association with Stephen King, whose novels The Stand and The Shining have been translated by Garris into well-received mini-series. Mick authored the book, “Development Hell”, which can be ordered from Amazon.com at this link! Mick’s recent books “Snow Shadows,” “Tyler’s Third Act,” “Ugly” and “SALOME” are now out from Cemetery Dance. Mick also executive produced Unbroken for Universal Pictures, based on Laura Hillenbrand’s book on Louis Zamperini with Angelina Jolie directing