With the world premiere of the latest (and absolutely greatest) Mihmiverse film just a month away, "The Giant Spider" mania has BEGUN!
Not only did the May 22nd world premiere sell out in a record-setting 17 DAYS, but advance tickets to the May 23rd "premiere overflow" screening (the day AFTER the premiere) at the Trylon Microcinema in Minneapolis are also selling quickly!
Located in the heart of Minneapolis, the Trylon is a small, intimate theater that specializes in screenings of classic and independent films.
DVDs and other merchandise will also be on sale at the event. Doors will open at 6:30PM, the movie will begin at 7:00, and a Q&A will follow immediately after (time permitting). AS AN ADDED BONUS, all attendees will receive an exclusive, super-secret collectible gift!
Buy your advance tickets RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW! Much like the world premiere, tickets to this event are NOT going to last. If you are even remotely interested in attending, we HIGHLY recommend getting tickets as soon as humanly possible! The Trylon Microcinema only seats 50 peopleby comparison, the Heights Theatre (where the world premiere is being held) holds 400!
There's still time (if you're reading this before April 7th, that is)! "House of Ghosts" has been nominated for a Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award!
Since 2002, the Rondos have been fandom's only true classic horror award. They are decided by fans, for fans. Every Rondo nominee is being recognized for a significant achievement in the genre during the year of 2012. Voting is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and is done through email. To vote, visit the following website:
Next, copy the ballot, paste it into an email, pick your choices ("House of Ghosts" is in section 8 of the ballot under Best Independent Film), and send it along with your name to firstname.lastname@example.org.
That's it! AND, don't forget to pass this information on to EVERYONE YOU KNOW! We need as many people as humanly possible to make this happen!
After "Terror from Beneath the Earth" and "Attack of the Moon Zombies," this is the third Mihmiverse film to be nominated for a Rondo! Let's see if we, the Mihmivites, can make this the year one of the films of Christopher R. Mihm finally wins!
With the release of "The Giant Spider" just a month away, the busy spring and summer screening seasons will soon be upon us! In addition to the long-sold-out world premiere of the next Mihmiverse movie, we've added a ton of screenings, appearances and unique events to the SaintEuphoria.com events page, including:
More events are being added all the time! For a complete list of Mihmiverse-related events, visit (and bookmark) the SaintEuphoria.com events page!
- This month, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's films will wrap up their Australian television run on "The Schlocky Horror Picture Show" with horror host Nigel Honeybone!
- As mentioned above, the world premiere of "The Giant Spider" is SOLD OUT but, as of the publication of this newsletter, a handful of advance tickets to the May 23rd "premiere overflow" screening of "The Giant Spider at the Trylon Microcinema are STILL AVAILABLE!
Remember, all attendees will receive an exclusive, super-secret collectible gift that will only be available at this screening!
- "The Giant Spider" will continue a years-long Mihmiverse tradition by screening over Memorial Day weekend at the Hi-way 18 Outdoor Theatre in Jefferson, Wisconsin! This great drive-in is actually featured prominently in the film! The movie will screen as the third film of a triple-feature; other films TBA.
- On May 25th, "The Giant Spider" holds its Las Vegas debut at the Sci-Fi Center
- Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob unleashes "The Giant Spider" on Columbus, OH in early June!
- The latest Mihmiverse picture will screen near the end of August as part of the Friday Fright Night screening series at the Time Community Theater in Oshkosh. This event will include an appearance by writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and select cast and crew!
Don't live near one of the cities in which the films of Christopher R. Mihm are screening? Why not check with an independently-owned theater near you about hosting a Mihm-movie-night event? If you can successfully book a screening of one or more Mihmiverse films in your area, you'll earn a $25 gift certificate to put toward any merchandise
featured on the merchandise
page at SaintEuphoria.com
, the online home of the films of Christopher R. Mihm! Please contact us at email@example.com
for more information. Depending on scheduling and distance, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and a monster or two may even make it to your event!
The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Bonfire Podcast is now available for download!
Due to an unusually cold and snowy Minnesota winter, hosts Rhuby 'n' Hater find themselves yet again stuck in the basement. Along with writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and Mihmiverse Bonfire Podcast "mascot/gofer" Tori Fox, the gang "mix it up" this month with a special independent filmmaker forum. Guests include "moderator" Douglas Sidney (Dr. Collins in "Attack of the Moon Zombies") and fellow Minnesota-based indie filmmaker Brandon Van Vliet of Restraining Hollywood.
Also included: another rousing edition of "Who's Googlin' Who?," wherein writer/director Christopher R. Mihm reads some of the more "interesting" search terms used by people trying to find his website!
Click to download part 1 Click to download part 2 Click to download part 3
The Mihmiverse Bonfire Podcast was created as a supplement to this newsletter and will be released on or around the 15th of every month. Moderated by hosts Rhuby 'n' Hater, this free-to-download monthly audiocast offers exclusive news, interviews with the folks who make the Mihmiverse possible, shameless self-promotion and original recurring content!
If you'd like to ask a question of the hosts, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, or any of the show's upcoming guest(s), click HERE to submit your queries! If we like them, we may even include them in a future podcast! OR, you can "like" the Mihmiverse Bonfire Podcast page on Facebook and "participate" by posting to the podcast's wall during recording!
Every month, the Mihmiverse Monthly, the official newsletter of the films of Christopher R. Mihm, includes an ever-changing array of guest-written columns.
This month you'll find:
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for other columns, OR if you're interested in writing one, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you think! In the meantime, enjoy the new-and-improved Mihmiverse Monthly!
- Classic Movie Trivia
Mike Cook (Gustav/Dr. Edwards) uses the skills learned when he was the coordinator of AOL's Trivia Channel to bring you trivia with a classic film theme!
- Mihmiverse Memories
In this new column, we'll be sharing some of the fun and funny stories behind the making and/or promotion of the Mihmiverse films.
- From the Mihmiverse Test Kitchens
The first lady of the Mihmiverse, Stephanie Mihm (Rosemary/Ursula), shares her favorite recipes that are sure to satisfy any monster-sized appetite!
The Deadly Mantis (1957)
Directed by Nathan Juran
Starring Craig Stevens and William Hopper
After an arctic glacier mysteriously thaws, a giant praying mantis appears, flies around a lot and causes general mayhem and destruction. That's the entire film in a nutshell. The movie features relatively passable special effects (including a pretty cool finale taking place inside a tunnel), surprisingly decent acting and lots of stock footage (love that stock footage). Overall, the movie fits nicely in the 1950's "giant-rampaging-monster" genre, with the "what-seems-only-mildly-annoying-but-then-happens-so-often-it-becomes-painful-but-then-steps-over-an-imaginary-line-and-becomes-very-funny" scenes of the title creature flying through the air (accompanied by the loud buzzing of its wings) making it especially worth checking out! If you want to get in the mood for the soon-to-be-released "The Giant Spider," watching this gem will certainly put you in the right state of mind!
Christopher R. Mihm
Since so many fans and supporters have contributed and become associate producers, we wanted to take time to highlight some of these wonderful people! Thus, every month between now and the release of "The Giant Spider," we will randomly choose and interview one of them.
This month, we interview Jason Genser!
Introduce yourself to the Mihmiverse!
My name is Jason Genser (@SciFiGuyNJ on Twitter) and I'm from the Garden State of New Jersey! I'm a computer/network systems administrator by day and an independent developer of mobile apps for smartphones and tablets that I market as "psyfiAPPS."
I'm a lifelong fan of science fiction, vampire and zombie movies and more, and it was my fascination with these genres that led me to start publishing two daily, web-based, "e-papers" (electronic newspapers) that Mihmivites might be interested in: SciFiSentinel.com and boringDEAD.com.
SciFiSentinel.com covers the latest science fiction movie, TV and podcast news from the entertainment industry as well as articles about what's trending in the sci-fi space on social media.
BoringDEAD.com, is "dead-icated" to the world of the undead, and was named and first published during those unbearably slow episodes of the second season of "The Walking Dead" that were set on Herschel's farm. (You know the ones!)
In my "spare time," I write episode guides and articles about "Star Trek: The Animated Series" for a popular Star Trek fan site called Trek.fm and post on my blog, SciFiGuyNJ.com, now and then, too!
When and how did you discover the films of Christopher R. Mihm?
About a year or so ago, my friend Tom Tiernan (@CommodoreNemo on Twitter) introduced me to the Mihmiverse. Tom told me all about writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's films and that they were really outstanding. Tom also explained that Mr. Mihm's movies were independently produced and how they captured the "look and feel" of the sci-fi and horror movies of the 1950s.
At that point, the first six of Mr. Mihm's films had been completed. They sounded like the kind of movies I would enjoy, so I had to see them. It turned out that Tom hit the nail on the head! For anyone who is a fan of those 1950s sci-fi/horror movies, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's films ARE outstanding!
Which of the seven released films is your favorite and why?
My favorite "Mihm-vie" would have to be "Destination: Outer Space" because it really reminds me of the cult classic movies like "Conquest of Space" or "Rocketship X-M" that I watched on the small black and white TV I had in my bedroom when I was growing up.
"Destination: Outer Space" also tips the "homage hat" to some more contemporary sci-fi classicsbut no spoilers here! You must watch it and try to pick up on them yourself!
In short, "Destination: Outer Space" delivers on all cylinders and will makes you feel like a kid again! What's not to like?
Why did you become an associate producer of "The Giant Spider?"
I enjoy watching independent movies and appreciate the many challenges they face trying to raise money to fund their productions. When I read about "The Giant Spider" associate producer program, I knew it would be a great way to get involved and show my support for Mr. Mihm's work (while simultaneously receiving some great perks in the process). I hope Mr. Mihm continues to offer the associate producer program for all his future movies!
Theme: The Numbers Game (Fill in the missing number!)
#1: "The Beast From ______ Fathoms" (1953)
#2: "_____ Miles to Earth" (1957)
#3: "The _____ Foot Bride of Candy Rock" (1959)
#4: "_____ Ghosts" (1960)
#5: "_____ to the Moon" (1960)
#6: "Panic in Year _____" (1962)
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
Welcome to the new Mihmiverse Memories column! In this section, you'll read about some of the fun and funny stories behind the making and promotion of the Mihmiverse films. This month, we're treated to another Mihmiverse Memory from Daniel R. Sjerven (Lt. Elliott/Stan Johnson/Captain "Ace" Frehley)!
It's a Small World, After All
Once upon a time, I was on the set of a movie called "Lambent Fuse." (Yes, it was THE "Lambent Fuse" that writer/director Christopher R. Mihm has called a terrible title on many, many occasions AND was the inspiration for the Mihmiverse Bonfire Podcast radio serial, "Commander Lambent: Space Exporer...In Space!")
I was scheduled to appear in a small handful of scenes over a couple days. The first day was originally scheduled for the week before, but my wife had just given birth to our first child! Due to location restrictions, two days of filming had to be condensed into this one day. I arrived on setwhich was an actual working police stationquickly got the "lay of the land" and changed into my costume. When the "hurry up and wait" portion of the day began, a very polite man walked up to me and (seemingly randomly) handed me a cup of coffee.
Perhaps he saw how sleep deprived I was from having a week-old baby or maybe it was a simple friendly gesture to say "hello." In any case, it was the first time EVER that someone on a set brought me coffee. I was shocked and thought that maybe he was having some fun with me. The gentleman introduced himself and said that he knew me from the Mihmiverse films and that he'd gotten a part in the upcoming (at the time) "Attack of the Moon Zombies." We starting talking and have been pals ever since.
That man's name was James Norgard.
Daniel R. Sjerven
As the long winter kicks and screams and refuses to leave, we at our house find ourselves longing for sunny days and warm weatherand what better way to put you into a "warm spring mood" than with a scrumptious pasta salad! This recipe for Pizza Pasta Salad is the perfect combination of two of my food loves: pizza and pasta.
Pizza Pasta Salad
Cook pasta according to package directions. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the oil, Parmesan cheese, vinegar, oregano, salt, garlic powder and pepper; shake well.
- 8 ounces uncooked spiral pasta
- 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
- 1 cup (4 ounces) cubed cheddar cheese
- 1 cup (4 ounces) cubed part-skim mozzrella cheese
- 1/2 cup sliced green onions
- 1/2 cup sliced pepperoni (about 1-1/2 ounces)
Drain pasta; rinse in cold water. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Add pasta. Drizzle with dressing; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
Yield: 7 servings.
One serving (one cup) equals 382 calories. This salad is great as a main course served with bread and a fresh fruit salad, or as a side dish with burgers right off the grill! My crew of hungry monsters even enjoys this salad as a snack. We all give this yummy dish 5 out of 5 "furry monster toes." ENJOY!
You can find this recipe (and many more like it) and its corresponding nutrition information on the Taste of Home website!
|Now through June 9
Leigha Horton is currently portraying actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr ("The Most Beautiful Woman in the World," part of the "I'm No Einstein" series) at the Science Museum of Minnesota.
Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 West Kellogg Boulevard, St. Paul, MN
|April 6 - 9:00AM1:00PM
Sid Korpi (Leigh/Administrator Ripley) will be participating in All About Dogs Day at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Everything about the day will be devoted to our four legged friends! Reservations are being taken now for visitors and their canine companions to enjoy a wonderful walk together on a 3-mile drive through the gardens, followed by a Pet Expo.
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN
|April 12 - 10:30PM
Watch the Australian television debut of "Attack of the Moon Zombies" on The Schlocky Horror Picture Show with horror host Nigel Honeybone!
TVS Sydney Channel 44 streamed LIVE at tvs.org.au
|April 12-13, 19-20 - 7:30PM, April 14 & 21 - 2:00PM
J. Andrew Wilkins (The Medium) directs the Expressions Community Theater production of the office comedy "Wage Warfare."
Visit the theater company's website for advance tickets and location information!
Deanne McDonald (Elizabeth) performs in "The Dinner Detective," an interactive murder mystery dinner show in Chicago, IL!
Visit the show's website at www.thedinnerdetective.com for more information!
|April 26 - 10:30PM
Watch the Australian television debut of "House of Ghosts" on The Schlocky Horror Picture Show with horror host Nigel Honeybone!
TVS Sydney Channel 44 streamed LIVE at tvs.org.au
|April 27 - midnight
Catherine Hansen (Mary/Yureena Null) will be playing Janet in the shadow cast for "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."
The Uptown Theatre, 2906 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
|May 6-7 & 9-11 - 10:00PM
Come see Catherine Hansen (Mary/Yureena Null) play Kelly in the "Saved by the Bell Show" at Bryant Lake Bowl.
Bryant Lake Bowl, 810 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN
|May 22, 2013 - doors at 6:30PM, movie at 7:30PM
"The Giant Spider" holds its world premiere at the historic Heights Theatre!
Be one of the first to see writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's BIGGEST film yet!
Enjoy a program complete with hand-picked, era-appropriate newsreels, classic trailers, appearances by most (if not all) of the cast and crew, free cake, autographs, a silent auction, and organ music from the "WCCO Mighty Wurlitzer!" DVDs, posters and other merchandise will also be on sale!
The Heights Theatre, 3951 Central Avenue NE, Columbia Heights, MN
Leigha Horton (Stephanie Yates) will participate in a public reading of a new work, "Much Louder Than This," as part of Loudmouth Collective's new "Drink This Play" series.
Open Eye Theatre, 506 East 24th Street, Minneapolis, MN
|May 23 - doors at 6:30PM, movie at 7:00PM
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm presents a special "premiere overflow" screening of "The Giant Spider" at the Trylon Microcinema." The night will conclude with a Q&A (time permitting). DVDs and other merchandise will be on sale at this event.
All attendees will receive an exclusive, super-secret collectible gift!
Advance tickets are now available (and selling fast)!
Trylon Microcinema, 3258 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
|May 24-26 - dusk
"The Giant Spider" will continue a years-long Mihmiverse tradition by screening over Memorial Day weekend at the Hi-way 18 Outdoor Theatre in Jefferson, Wisconsin! The movie will screen as the third film of a triple-feature; other films are TBA.
Corner of Highway 18 & 89, Jefferson, WI
"The Giant Spider" holds its Las Vegas premiere at the Sci-Fi Center!
The Sci Fi Center, 900 Karen Avenue, Suite D-202 (upstairs inside the Commercial Center), Las Vegas, NV
|May 25 - midnight
Catherine Hansen will be playing Janet in the shadow cast for "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."
The Uptown Theatre, 2906 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
|Visit and "like" Leigha Horton's (Stephanie Yates) new Facebook page!
Her page can be found HERE.
"The Monster of Phantom Lake," "It Came From Another World!," "Cave Women on Mars," "Terror from Beneath the Earth," "Destination: Outer Space," "Attack of the Moon Zombies," and "House of Ghosts" DVDs are now available at SaintEuphoria.com, the online home of the films of Christopher R. Mihm.
In addition, exclusive movie posters, patches, collectibles and other merchandise are now in stock. Everything is available in extremely limited quantities, so get yours today before they run out!
Classic Movie Trivia answers:
1. 20,000, 2. 20,000,000, 3. 30, 4. 13, 5. 12, 6. 0 (zero)
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