It’s never easy posting this kind of news, especially on a holiday. I just learned through grindhouse personality 42nd Street Pete’s YouTube channel that cult filmmaker Nick Millard AKA Nick Philips is no longer with us. His daughter Valerie posted the following heartfelt message to his Facebook page:
It is with great sadness to say that Nick Millard passed away today [Sunday, October 30th, 2022] at the age of 81. He suffered from dementia these last years. He was a wonderful Father and person. His passion of course was film making. Until the end he was writing and coming up with ideas for films. Show business was in his blood. He loved every minute of his life. From the French Riviera to Palm Springs, he showed me how to enjoy life and have fun. We will miss him so very much but his spirit and his over 100 films will live on forever. Thank you Daddy for such a wonderful life you have given me. We will see you again in the Big Hollywood Studio in the Sky!
Millard was a big inspiration for why I started this blog. His shot-on-video horror flick Criminally Insane II is the first movie I ever reviewed here. The picture in the header image of the woman raising a meat cleaver is from the original Criminally Insane. It appears that I’ve only covered six of Millard’s titles, so I plan to pay tribute with more in the coming weeks and months. My deepest sympathies go out to his friends and family.