A shell-shocked ex-soldier transformed by Atomic Waste into a revolting monster wreaks havoc at a high-school graduation party in writer/producer/director Christopher R. Mihm's first film, a monochromatic tribute to the B-movie flicks of the 1950s. The summer sun is shining and a group of recently graduated teens has taken to the outdoors to celebrate their newfound freedom. Something horrific is afoot in Phantom Lake, though, and as the rampaging beast makes his presence known to the horrified teens, a dedicated scientist and his beautiful graduate student soon realize that they may have just stumbled upon one of the most important scientific discoveries of their lifetime.
Writer/director Christopher Mihm fashions an homage to 1950s drive-in B-movies with his campy sci-fi frightfest, THE MONSTER OF PHANTOM LAKE. Shot on digital video with an impressively low budget, the film centers on a shellshocked war veteran who turns into a CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON-like mutant (Michael Kaiser) after being exposed to toxic waste.