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"Demon with the Atomic Brain" is ALMOST DONE!

Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm has informed us that he has but two scenes left to edit and, barring any catastrophes, he will be finished within a couple weeks—which would put the completion date in very close proximity to that of last year's Mihmiverse film, "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter!"

This means that, should everything continue apace, "Demon with the Atomic Brain" WILL be debuting just in time for the beginning of the "October screening season!" As of right now, the tentative date for the world premiere is October 4th!

In the meantime, check out the latest still provided to us! The image features the film's star, Mandy Tietz as Dr. Adams, looking like she's ready to fight SOMETHING! Could it be the "Demon with the Atomic Brain?" Seems it won't be long before we'll all find out!

THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE! Contributor credits for the film are STILL AVAILABLE—but only for a few more weeks! Once the edit of the film is complete, your chance to see your name in the credits will cease to exist!

For each $25.00 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 and one (1) copy of the finished film! Additional copies of the film and/or world premiere tickets may be pre-ordered as "add-ons" ($10 each) with the purchase of at least one credit.

Credits can be given as gifts! There are few gifts as unique as your loved one's name in the credits of a movie!

Separate credits by commas, & or "and." 


NOTE: If you purchase one of the following credits, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will contact you shortly after to discuss your purchase!

Associate producers will earn IMDb and on-screen credits and will be allowed certain privileges of producership, including free, exclusive merchandise and other perks (TBD).
Executive producers will earn IMDb and on-screen credits and will be allowed certain privileges of producership, including free, exclusive merchandise, set visits, and other perks (TBD).

*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.
Celebrate the Mihmiverse!

The Basement Sublet of Horror is a television program featuring horror host Gunther Dedmund. Gunther lives in a basement sublet apartment and hosts campy horror films that he sometimes re-edits into new parodies of the genre, or hosts the films in a traditional way. It's weird, it's fun, it's Gunther Dedmund's strange little show.

In addition, the Basement Sublet of Horror is a quarterly magazine dedicated to the best in horror! The latest issue was just released at the annual Monster Bash convention and it's dedicated solely to the films of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm! The issue includes articles written by Stephen D. Sullivan (author of "Canoe Cops vs. The Mummy"), Derek M. Koch of Monster Kid Radio, Jeff Owens of the Classic Horrors Club, Monster Movie Kid Rich Chamberlain, and more!

We've already sold through most of our stock, so pick up yours today because once these are gone, they will NEVER, EVER be available again! And, as an extra incentive, every copy will be personally signed by writer/director Christopher R. Mihm himself!

$9.99 (+$2.99 shipping & handling)

Only three sets remain!

Full sets of the first series of The Monsters of the Mihmiverse trading cards are still available...but even after having several extra sets made, we're running out!

A full set of these cool collectibles consists of 25 cards (24 monster cards, one cover/checklist) and were personally designed by writer/director Christopher R. Mihm. AND, every set includes one card hand-signed by actor Michael Kaiser, the man inside most of the iconic Mihmiverse monster costumes!

Mimicking classic trading cards like the "Mars Attacks" series from Topps, an image of a different Mihmiverse monster appears on the front of each card with a paragraph of unique information about the creature on the back.

IMPORTANT! More ultra-rare, event-specific cards will be released in October—the next at the "Demon with the Atomic Brain" world premiere! To date, two ultra-rare cards have been released. The first was made available at the DVD release party for "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" and the second at the 10th anniversary screening of "It Came From Another World!"

$19.99 per set
(+$4.99 shipping & handling)

The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast has arrived!

This month, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm celebrates the imminent completion of "Demon with the Atomic Brain" and its forthcoming premiere and discusses the purpose of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast!

Also included: "The Kansas City Crypt," featuring Monster Movie Kid Rich Chamberlain paying tribute to late director George Romero and his seminal film "Night of the Living Dead", another "bad" joke from Dr. Bob Tesla of Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob and chapter five of "For Your Ice Only," writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's ongoing 1960s-set serial starring international spy and world champion curler, Beef McCormick!

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 won't find anywhere else!

Did you know that "The Monter of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" is now available to be performed by schools and theatre companies nationwide?!

We offer carefully prepared materials of similar (or higher) quality than what you would receive from one of the big Broadway theatrical licensing companies. However, our independent licensing model allows us offer individualized service catered to your organization. When you decide to license a show with us, the success of your production becomes our number-one priority! Heck, the authors might even fly out to see one of your shows!

Production packages include scripts, orchestra books, and conductor/accompanist scores (condensed and full score options), all professionally printed in a beautiful and clean format. We even include rehearsal backing tracks that fully match the music printed in the libretto and on the cast recording CD! This is a great option for productions where using a live orchestra isn't possible, for "black box" style theaters, or when your group doesn't have a rehearsal accompanist regularly available.

We also include free logos for use in your advertising materials, and we can offer personalized graphic design as well as transpositions of vocal and orchestra parts on demand. Visit monsterofphantomlake.com to hear songs from the show, learn more about the script, and request a quote, perusal script, or license agreement.
In the interest of expanding the reach of the Mihmiverse, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm has cast a handful of actors new to most Mihmivites in his next film, "Demon with the Atomic Brain." To introduce these fine folks to the fans, we'll be including a short interview with a different person each month leading up to the release of the film!

This month, we talk to Michelle Makie who will be performing the role of one of the wives of Iordanoglou!

Introduce yourself to the Mihmiverse!
Hello, Mihmiverse! My name is Michelle and I primarily work as a theatre artist in the Twin Cities, but I have recently dabbled in the film world and am enjoying it immensely! On the theatre side, I act, stage manage, design props, direct, or anything else thrown at me.

I was born in Omaha, NE but my folks moved to MN shortly after and I have stayed there ever since. In 2008, I got my Bachelors in Theatre from St Cloud State in Theatre in 2008, and promptly moved to St. Paul where I met my husband Jordan. Together Jordan and I have a fixer-upper house, a fat diabetic cat named Biggie, and a stubborn adorable English Bulldog named Mavis. I will also take in the occasional foster dog when I'm between shows.

Tell us about your experience auditioning for "Demon with the Atomic Brain." In your opinion, how did the shoot go?
I auditioned primarily because 1: I saw the call for actors posting and 2: My friend Catherine had been in a couple of previous Mihmiverse Films. I saw a screening of her work and it looked like so much fun! I love films where you can tell the cast/crew is having fun; it really shows in the cast's chemistry and dynamics, so I jumped at the chance to join! I think filming went great—I had a blast, but if I could change anything, I wish the self-conscious part of me would shut up. Being around so many talented folks I get flubby, then more flubby, then I snowball into a flubby mess of flubby flub. Although I think I hide my self-consciousness well on set when I'm not spewing lines wrong...right?

What most excites you most about being in "Demon with the Atomic Brain?" What makes you most nervous?
I can answer both questions with one answer: seeing the end results on screen. I'm really excited to see the film; I think it'll be truly great. I get nervous about seeing myself though... Did I blow it completely and my part is cut? Do I have a prominent double chin in black & white? Will my voice sound weirder than normal? Will my mom hate it?

Any parting thoughts?
Please don't cut me from the film!
August 11-13, 2017
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will be a guest at Infinicon!

Saturday starting at 11am, Mr. Mihm will introduce the audience to the creative and production process of the Mihmiverse films. After a round of questions and answers, his films from 2006-2016 will be screened consecutively, ending after midnight Saturday night.

Admission is included for convention attendees with their Saturday or 3-day badge. Non-convention attendees may purchase a badge exclusively for the event, which includes one free DVD from the Mihmiverse library of titles!

Crowne Plaza North Dallas, 14315 Midway Road, Addison, TX
August 24, 2017–September 4, 2017 - 3:00PM daily
Come see a different Mihmiverse movie at the Blue Moon Dine-in Theatre every day at 3:00PM at the Minnesota State Fair!

August 24  –  "Cave Women on Mars"
August 25  –  "The Monster of Phantom Lake"
August 26  –  "Danny Johnson Saves The World" and "The Giant Spider"
August 27  –  "The Late Night Double Feature"
August 28  –  "Attack of the Moon Zombies"
August 29  –  "House of Ghosts"
August 30  –  "Terror from Beneath the Earth" and "Attack of the Moon Zombies"
August 31  –  "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!"
September 1  –  "Danny Johnson Saves The World"
September 2  –  "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter" and "The Giant Spider"
September 3  –  "The Giant Spider"
September 4  –  "It Came From Another World!" and "Destination: Outer Space"

The Blue Moon Dine-in Theatre is on the corner of Carnes Avenue and Chambers Street — at the Minnesota State Fair, 1265 Snelling Ave North, St. Paul, MN
Don't live near one of the cities where 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?

Please contact us at info@sainteuphoria.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!

For a complete list of Mihmiverse-related events, visit (and bookmark) the SaintEuphoria.com events page!
The Alligator People (1959)
Directed by Roy Del Ruth
Starring Beverly Garland, Bruce Bennett and Lon Chaney Jr.

In a plot that comes straight out of "Spider-man" comics, a scientist looking to create a serum that will magically allow people to re-grow severed limbs, taps into the regenerative power of the alligator. You can probably fill in the rest of the plot yourself, but in case you can't, rest assured someone gets exposed to this questionable science and slowly turns into the creature the film is named after. Who wouldn't be excited to see a film with such an easily-understood classic B-movie plot? "The Alligator People" is an entertaining film with a truly scary AND ridiculous monster. But, the entertaining part doesn't really begin until two-thirds in. The film moves at a snail's pace in the beginning and, if you're not used to deliberate 1950s pacing, it will seem almost painful to modern sensibilities. Aside from that, the film is competently made and is a great example of 1950s-drive-in cinema! It's hard to recommend "The Alligator People" outright, simply because of its extremely slow beginning. However, I believe that if you fight through it until the monster shows up, the film becomes an instant "so-bad-it's-good" classic that any B-movie film aficionado will love—and the ending is both pointless AND priceless!
— Christopher R. Mihm
Scream Queens!

During the years of classic horror and sci-fi films (1930-70), there were several actresses who did such a good job "emoting," they were repeatedly cast in roles that required them to "cheese it up." Six of these lovely ladies are listed below, followed by six lists of horror and sci-fi films. Your job this month is to match the films to the actress. Some are easy; some not so much! This promises to be a real "scream!" (NOTE: Mr. Mihm made one of the answers easy, if you've been reading carefully.)

1. Elsa Lanchester
2. Evelyn Ankers
3. Beverly Garland
4. Fay Wray
5. Allison Hayes
6. Faith Domergue

A: "Zombies or Mora Tau" (1956), "The Undead" (1957), "The Unearthly" (1957), "Attack of the 50ft. Woman" (1958)
B: "This Island Earth" (1955), "It Came From Beneath the Sea" (1955), "The Atomic Man" (1955) "Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet" (1965)
C: "Bride of Frankenstein" (1935), "The Ghost Goes West" (1935), "Bell, Book & Candle" (1958), "Willard" (1971)
D: "It Conquered the World" (1956), "Curucu: Beast of the Amazon" (1956) "Not of This Earth" (1957), "The Alligator People" (1959)
E: "The Wolf Man" (1941), "Son of Dracula" (1943), "The Mad Ghoul" (1943), "The Invisible Man's Revenge" (1944)
F: "Doctor X" (1932), "King Kong" (1933), "The Vampire Bat" (1933), "Black Moon" (1934)
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
— Mike Cook
Another month has rolled around and it is time for another moment in science. We're going back 109 years this time but, in some ways, we're actually going back much farther than that! Buckle into your time machine and let Dr. Bob Tesla take you back into pre-history!

On August 3rd, 1908, three clergymen discovered a nearly complete skeleton of a Neanderthal in a cave at La Chapelle-aux-Saints, France. There had been partial skeletons and bone fragments found for decades before this, but this became the most well-known Neanderthal skeleton of all time! Marcellin Boule, the French paleontologist, used his studies of this skeleton to shape the image of Neanderthals for decades! He drew the conclusion that Neanderthals were primitive brutes—a real "cave man" image, you might say. Too bad for Boule, he also demonstrated why science is always adjusting to new data and evolving, no pun intended.

Marcellin Boule had made some faulty observations based on some bones that suffered from osteoarthritis. Later paleontologists corrected the view of Neanderthals based on new data and we have found that they likely used tools and fire. They had a complex social system including burials and possibly crafted symbolic art. Definitely not the cave men GEICO would have you believe! As to what happened to the Neanderthals...well, there are many theories presented. There does appear to be a strong case for at least some interbreeding with us homo sapiens. In fact, the case is so strong that, if you have red hair, you likely share some Neanderthal genes!

Regardless of what happened to the Neanderthals 40,000 years ago, we have those 3 clergymen to thank for finding the skeleton back in 1908 and getting it to the right scientist. This is also a moment to reflect on how closely religion and science worked together a century ago. I know that, in the current political landscape, everyone thinks that religion and science are "enemies" and opposites, but that could not be further from the truth! Until recently, science and religion worked closely as they had the same goal (true knowledge) but different subjects. The father of modern genetics, Gregor Mendel, was an Austrian monk, for crying out loud! I will not get into the history and politics of how the sights of these two completely separate disciplines have been turned into a crossfire. That is far too explosive of a topic for me to address and I am a man who literally handles explosives! I can only speak for my discipline and I, for one, am thankful for all the help we've had to advance the study of SCIENCE!
Join us on August 12th to see "Caesar & Otto's Paranormal Halloween" at the Gateway Film Center in Columbus, OH!
"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," "Danny Johnson Saves The World," "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter" and "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical" DVDs are now available at SaintEuphoria.com, the online home of the films of Christopher R. Mihm.

In addition, exclusive movie posters, 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-C, 2-E, 3-D, 4-F, 5-A, 6-B

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