As the hot summer months march toward the inevitable autumn cool down, the Mihmiverse remains a quiet place. Behind the scenes, however, things are far less quiet than it would seem!
Months into his much-deserved "year off" (following 10 features in as many years), writer/director Christopher R. Mihm has realized he doesn't really know HOW to relax. Instead, during this "hiatus," he has sketched out ideas for as many as five potential Mihmiverse features, continues to work on his part (the script) of the forthcoming stage musical version of "The Monster of Phantom Lake," is traveling around the country to promote the films and making plans for celebrating next year's ten-year anniversary of the release of the film that started it all, "The Monster of Phantom Lake."
Speaking of the tenth anniversary, we have some VERY exciting news! Scheduled for the EXACT date of the release of the film, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will be holding an exclusive party/screening in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area on March 9th, 2016 to celebrate the release of the currently-in-production "The Monster of Phantom Lake" 10th Anniversary Edition DVD...IN 3-D!
That's right! In addition to working on his part of the musical stage version of the film, Mr. Mihm is busy converting the film into an old school red/blue 3-D film that will be made available on DVD on "Monster Day" (the Mihmiverse holiday created specifically to celebrate the release of the film over the years) early next year! This special edition release will include both 3D and non-3D versions of the film and several NEW extras, including a new audio commentary from writer/director Christopher R. Mihm reflecting on the film and its impact on the Mihmiverse! Other cool special features are in the planning stages and will be revealed over the coming months as they come together!
Want to help with the production of this special edition of the film that began the Mihmiverse? Want to receive a contributor credit at the end of this new print of the film? Want to reserve your copy of the DVD AND your spot at the release party/screening? Contributor credits are NOW AVAILABLE!
For each $50.00 donation, all contributors will be entitled to having a single name* of their choosing listed in the contributors section of the closing credits of the film, a customized, frameable document certifying their participation in the program, one (1) copy of this special edition on DVD and one (1) collector's ticket to the DVD release party/screening! Additional DVDs of the film and/or party tickets may be pre-ordered as "add-ons" ($10 each) with the purchase of at least one credit.
Contributor credits can even be given as gifts! There are few gifts as unique as your loved one's name in the end credits of a movie, especially a film as beloved as this!
If you'd like to contribute, visit the contributor page at SaintEuphoria.com by clicking HERE!
*A single credit is defined as the name of one (1) person or corporate entity. Any credit requiring the word "and," an ampersand (&), and/or a comma (except when part of a legal company name) will constitute multiple credits and MUST BE paid for separately.
NOTE: The contributor program is an "equal exchange" program, which means specifically that those participating have NO SAY in the decisions or actions taken by anyone involved in the actual production of the film and are NOT entitled to ANY possible future profits earned by the film, derivative works, and/or merchandise created for or featuring elements from the film. Becoming an contributor does not entitle the participant to ANY ownership WHATSOEVER of the finished film or associated elements.
An amazing and completely unexpected thing happened at the recent screening of "Danny Johnson Saves The World" in Forest Lake, MN!
Flanked by a vampire woman, the bride of Frankenstein and a gorilla (man-in-suit, of course), writer/director Christopher R. Mihm was presented with a key to the city by Mayor Stev Stegner and July 30th, 2015 was proclaimed to be "Minnesota Filmmaker Christopher R. Mihm Night!" (Check out the photo below for proof!)
Needless to say, Mr. Mihm was dumbfounded and happy-as-a-clam to receive such a prestigious award. He wants to express his gratitude to all involved in making this great honor a reality, particularly Chris Costello, the "proprietor" of Edwood Grimm's Thursday Night Fright, the weekly screening series during which "Danny Johnson Saves The World" was presented.
Cool new collectibles are NOW availablePOCKET STEVES!
Named after the adorable alien Steve from "Danny Johnson Saves The World," these cute little collectible Mihmiverse plushies are hand-made by the first lady of the Mihmiverse herself, Stephanie Mihm, and are perfect for collectors and casual Mihmiverse fans alike!
The "first wave" (pictured below) includes Steve from "Danny Johnson Saves the World," the monster from "The Monster of Phantom Lake," an Oculon from "Destination: Outer Space" and a moon zombie from "Attack of the Moon Zombies!"
Each "Pocket Steve" costs $9.99 plus $2.50 shipping & handling. As these are hand-made, they can take up to four weeks for delivery! However, don't let that deter you from picking these up while they're still availablebecause they won't be forever!
To order your Pocket Steves, visit the collectibles section of the merchandise page at SaintEuphoria.com today!
This all region, NTSC DVD contains an ultra-high-quality, widescreen presentation of the film, English and Esperanto audio and subtitles and exclusive bonus features and featurettes, including an exclusive Canoe Cops cartoon (in color!), a blooper reel, the official trailer, a photo gallery, film introductions by horror hosts Dr. Ivan Cryptosis and Dr. Bob Tesla, audio commentary with writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and lead puppeteer Stephanie Mihm, and more!
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From DVDs and Blu-rays to exclusive posters, lobby cards and collectibles, the shop at SaintEuphoria.com, the online home of the films of Christopher R. Mihm, has a little bit of something for every current and soon-to-be-obsessed Mihmiverse fanand autographs are ALWAYS FREE!
|The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast has arrived!
This month, host writer/director Christopher R. Mihm talks a bit about his recent adventures in promoting his films across the country, gives even more reason why you should join the Mihmiverse fan club and reads a couple more Amazon.com reviews of his films!
Also included: another "bad" joke from Dr. Bob Tesla of Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob and a dramatic reading of "Incident at the Boarding House," the sixth chapter in the "Canoe Cops Vs. The Mummy" serial written by Stephen D. Sullivan!
To download an .mp3 of the audiocast, click HERE, visit archive.org where the file is stored or download it free from iTunes!
Otherwise, if you'd like to listen to the episode right from this browser window, click the play button on the player below!
The Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast is hosted by writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and is focused specifically on what's going on RIGHT NOW in the Mihmiverse. In addition, Mr. Mihm will discuss the monster movie-making process, touch briefly on the future of the 'verse, pontificate on random subjects, and be joined by guests from within and without the Mihmiverse. PLUS, each episode will include something unique you can't find anywhere else!
Cat Women of the Moon (1953)
Directed by Arthur Hilton
Starring Sonny Tufts, Victor Jory, and Marie Windsor
The first manned mission to the moon lands to find nothing but a barren, lifeless hunk of rock...or so it seems at first! When the lone female of the ship's crew begins to exhibit strange symptoms, she inexplicably leads her shipmates to a cave with a breathable atmosphere...over-sized, very unconvincing spider puppets...and women in cat suits who do strange dances because their atmosphere has been reduced to a continuously shrinking pocket and the population of their once shining civilization has dwindled to a handful of angry females. Without the love of men, the women have grown bitter and must find a way to escape before it's too late. These strange alien women are extremely telepathic-ish, even across vast interstellar distances. Unfortunately, their extra-sensory gifts don't work on men, so they're stuck using their OTHER gifts (read: sex appeal) to force the men of the crew to teach them how to fly their rocket back to Earth where they plan on taking over. Will they succeed? Does it really matter? "Cat Women of the Moon" is a film that goes so far into "bad" territory that it crosses over that imaginary line and becomes something amazing! Literally EVERYTHING about this film screams TERRIBLEbut in all the right ways! If you like movies piled high with extra cheese, this should DEFINITELY be near the top of your list!
Christopher R. Mihm
The Early Days
The cheese was still fresh when these classic horror films were made. Name them!
1. (1931) The American version and Spanish language version of this film were made
by two different casts on the same setone filming during the day, and the other
by night. Although the American version starred Bela Lugosi, many film historians
believe the Spanish version starring Carlos Villar is far superior.
2. (1935) This film, directed by James Whale, is famous for the line, "She's alive! Alive!!"
3. (1941) Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman and Lana Turner starred in this film adaptation
of a 1886 novella written by Robert Louis Stevenson.
4. (1943) Two classic monsters meet in this film starring Lon Chaney, Jr. and Bela Lugosi,
with Ilona Massey as "Elsa." (No, it's not an early version of "Frozen.")
5. (1945) George Sanders, Donna Reed and Angela Lansbury were featured in this film
about a man who makes a wish in front of a mystical Egyptian statue and lives to
regret it. Based on a story by Oscar Wilde.
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
Is YOUR family yelling for pie? Here is a quick and easy mixed berry pie that will compliment any meal!
Preheat oven to 400°.
- 3 cups fresh blackberries
- 3 cups fresh raspberries
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1 pre-made crust (found in the diary or frozen section of most grocery stores)
Mix all the ingredients together.
Let filling sit about 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
Put bottom crust in your glass pie plate (glass pie plates work best!) and fill completely with filling.
Top with second crust, trim off extra crust with a butter knife or your fingers and pinch the two crusts together by using a fork. (I like to add an extra decoration with the extra dough that was left from trimming the crust. Flatten the excess dough and cut out hearts, flowers, stars or whatever strikes your fancy!)
Make several small slits in the top crust and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake for 50 minutes.
Yield: 8 servings
My pie-lovin' brood couldn't get enough of this not-too-tart, not-too-sweet fruity confection! We give this satisfying dessert 5 out of 5 "flying saucers flying in space!"
Since so many fans and supporters have joined the official Mihmiverse fan club, we wanted to take time to highlight some of these wonderful people!
This month, we interview one of the very first members of the club, Moon Zombie faction member Lucy Grogg!
Introduce yourself to the Mihmiverse!
I'm just your average 33 year old librarian. I love horror, gore, snuff films (imitation of course!), freak shows, and rogue taxidermy. I consider tattoos to be the best form of therapy. Pretty crazy about cats, too.
When and how did you discover the films of Christopher R. Mihm?
I was lucky enough to run into the amazing Dr. Ivan Cryptosis at a HorrorHound convention in Indianapolis several years ago. I was unfamiliar with Christopher R. Mihm, but Cryptosis persuaded me to purchase one of Mihm's films based on the fact that, if nothing else, he gave an introduction. Since then I've never looked back; I'm a Mihm fan for life.
Which of the ten released films is your favorite and why?
My favorite Mihm film is "Terror from Beneath the Earth" as it was the film that introduced me to the wonderful world that is the Mihmiverse. It was the first of Christopher Mihm's that I ever saw, the beginning of a very special relationship if you will, and it will always hold a special place in my heart.
When you joined the fan club, you chose to join the Moon Zombies faction. Why?"
I chose to join the Moon Zombies faction as any other faction would be blasphemy. I can't very well walk around with a Moon Zombie tattoo on my leg (coming Sept 30th!) and not be a part of the Moon Zombie faction now can I? That would simply be bonkers.
If you could suggest anything regarding the direction of the future of the Mihmiverse, what would you suggest? What do YOU want to see?
Quite honestly, I want a fan club T-shirtsomething I can wear around as a way to proudly represent being a part of the Christopher R. Mihm fan club. If someone could also send me some ice cream and pizza, that would be great.
Interested in joining the official fan club
of the films of Christopher R. Mihm? Designed as a way for fans to be more involved in the Mihmiverse and the direction it takes, members are entitled to a myriad of benefits including exclusive merchandise, pre-sale access to cool stuff, invitations to members-only events and much, much more! For around $4 a month (less than the price of most cups of coffee), you too can be a part of the fun. PLUS
, every member gets a cool membership card, a hand-signed welcome letter and will be enrolled in one of the two fan club "factions," (Monsters or Moon Zombies) which will be important for future team events, games and contests!
Visit the fan club
page at SaintEuphoria.com
, the online home of the films of Christopher R. Mihm, for more information. Who knows? Maybe next month we'll be interviewing YOU
|Michael Cook (Gustav/Dr. Edwards) makes a cameo appearance in the new Christian film, "Catching Faith," starring Bill Engvall, showing now through August 6th at the Micon Cinemas Downtown Budget Cinema in Eau Claire, WI. Click HERE for show times. The film is also available for pre-order at amazon.com and on August 14th, it will be released to theatres nationwide and available in stock at all Wal-Mart stores.
|Shannon McDonough (Zita Marczak) will be fronting the rockabilly band M.O.R.T. (Mystic Order of Reverb and Twang) 7:00PM-10:00PM every Monday night in August at The Schooner in Minneapolis, MNNO COVER! Come out and get your swing on!
In addition, Ms. McDonough will be performing in "And Then... (A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Play)," a Minnesota Fringe Festival show at the beginning of August. Visit the festival's website for more information, commercial, synopsis, ticket info and show times.
|During the first week of this month, Kira Pontiff (Paddle Girl Recruit) will be performing in Theater Unbound's "The Most Massive Woman Wins" by Madeleine George as part of the Minnesota Fringe Festival. Click HERE for location, times and admission information!
|Now through August 8th, Catherine Hansen (Yureena Null/Mary/Martha/The Witch) will be performing in the Minnesota Fringe Festival show "Getting to Ellen." The play was adapted from the autobiography of Minnesota-based transgender author, lawyer and diversity activist Ellen Krug. Visit the play's website for times and location!
|M. Scott Taulman (Sven) will be appearing in "The Oracle" at the Minnesota Fringe Festival at Theatre in the Round, located at 245 Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis, MN. Showtimes are Wednesday, August 5th at 5:30 PM, Friday, August 7th at 10:00 PM and Saturday, August 8 at 7:00PM. Information on tickets and the festival can be found at fringefestival.org.
|Andy Wilkins (Doherty) will continue to host trivia the second Saturday of every month from 6-8PM at the Summit Taproom in St. Paul, MN and performing with Wise Fools Improv at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, weekends from August 22nd through October 4th. Check the daily schedule for show times. Show up early to see her in the opening gate show!
|Check out Rachel Grubb's (Amy/Hagra) trading cards at terrorcards.com and follow her on Twitter @rachelgrubb!
|James Norgard (Dr. Gabriel, Arthur, Grandpa) will play Detective Daniels in Twin Cities director Cole Meyer's short film, "One Bad Night." The action/suspense thriller will be submitted to film festivals around the U.S.
"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," "House of Ghosts," "The Giant Spider," "The Late Night Double Feature" and "Danny Johnson Saves The World" 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!
|The Trivia Corner answers:
1. "Dracula," 2. "Bride of Frankenstein," 3. "Dr. Jekyl & Mr. Hyde,"
4. "Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman," 5. "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
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