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"Guns of the Apocalypse" World Premiere
September 26, 2018 — doors at 6:30PM, movie at 7:30PM

As of Friday, July 27th, the next great Mihmiverse film, "Guns of the Apocalypse" is complete, and that means it's time for another Mihmiverse world premiere at the Heights Theater in Columbia Heights, MN! Advance tickets to the event are NOW AVAILABLE!

Enjoy an evening of retro-inspired cinematic fun complete with hand-picked, era-appropriate newsreels, classic trailers, appearances by most (if not all) of the cast and crew, autographs, photo opportunities with creatures from the film, a silent auction and more! DVDs, posters and other merchandise will also be on sale!

Advance ticket holders will also receive an individually numbered collector's ticket for every ticket purchased!

IMPORTANT! Interest in this event is EXTREMELY HIGH! Because of this, we CANNOT guarantee the availability of day-of-admission tickets. If the event sells out through advance sales, there will be no tickets available at the door. ALSO, seating in the Heights Theater has been completely renovated and the number of seats have been reduced from 400 to less than 250. Based on previous Mihmiverse premiere ticket sales, the theater containing 40% fewer seats, and this film having a larger cast than other Mihmiverse films, we DO expect this event to sell out in advance!

DON'T FORGET! You MUST present your ticket(s) at the door (where they will be stamped) to be admitted. If you fail to do so, you will be required to pay AGAIN to enter—and only if tickets are available at the door!

The Heights Theater is located at 3951 Central Avenue Northeast in Columbia Heights, MN.

"Guns of the Apocalypse" World Premiere Advance Tickets — $10.00 each

With "Guns of the Apocalypse" complete and principal photography of the OTHER Mihmiverse film in production, "Queen of Snakes," only one day from its end, your chance to contribute to either film and see your name up on the big screen is quickly coming to an end!

Contribute TODAY and not only will you be directly responsible for the creation of the Mihmiverse, you'll be entitled to have a single name* of your choosing listed in the contributors section of the closing credits of the film(s), a customized, framable document certifying your contribution and one (1) copy of the finished film(s)!

Additional copies of the film(s) and/or world premiere tickets may be pre-ordered as "add-ons" ($10 each) with the purchase of at least one credit! Credits can even be given as gifts! What's more unique and/or special than your loved one seeing their name in the end credits of a movie AND on the IMDb?

IMPORTANT! Contributor credits for "Guns of the Apocalypse" will cease to be available on August 15th, 2018! Don't wait! Contribute NOW!

Separate credits by commas, & or "and." 

*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.

If you're a member of Amazon Prime, you can watch all 12 of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's films and "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" FOR FREE! If you're not an Amazon Prime member, you can still rent or buy each film individually...or you COULD visit the DVDs section of the merchandise page at SaintEuphoria.com and pick up your own copies!

Remember, as you binge watch the entire Mihmiverse "saga," the films can be viewed two different ways: in release order or in-universe chronological order!

Release order is easy. Simply watch them in the order they were made. Always start with "The Monster of Phantom Lake" (2006). If you're watching them on Amazon Prime, the release year is listed with the title. If you're watching them on DVD or Blu-ray, refer to the back cover of each for the release date (or click HERE for a list).

In-universe chronological order goes this way: "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter," "The Monster of Phantom Lake," "It Came From Another World!," "Terror from Beneath the Earth," "House of Ghosts," "The Giant Spider," "The Wall People," "Danny Johnson Saves the World," "Demon with the Atomic Brain," "Queen of Snakes" (coming soon), "Attack of the Moon Zombies," "Cave Women on Mars," "Destination: Outer Space," "X: The Fiend from Beyond Space" and, finally, "Guns of the Apocalypse" (coming soon)!
The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast has arrived!

This month, host writer/director Christopher R. Mihm remains extra busy as he puts the finishing touches on his next film, "Guns of the Apocalypse," and prepares for the big premiere! To help him with this month's episode, horror host Mr. Lobo of Cinema Insomnia provided audio of an interview he did with Mr. Mihm at last month's BlobFest!

Also included: Another "bad" joke from Dr. Bob Tesla of Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob.

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!

August 3, 2018 - 7:00PM
Friday Fright Night presents a special FREE screening of "Demon with the Atomic Brain" at the Time Community Theater in Oshkosh! Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will be there to sell DVDs and other Mihmiverse merchandise!

Time Community Theater, 445 North Main Street, Oshkosh, WI
August 17, 2018 - 11:30AM
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm presents a screening of "The Giant Spider" and sells Mihmiverse merchandise at the Slash & Bash Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival in Lawrence, Kansas!

Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS
August 23, 2018–September 3, 2018 - 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 23  –  "Cave Women on Mars"
August 24  –  "The Monster of Phantom Lake"
August 25  –  "Demon with the Atomic Brain" and "The Giant Spider"
August 26  –  "The Late Night Double Feature"
August 27  –  "Attack of the Moon Zombies"
August 28  –  "House of Ghosts"
August 29  –  "Terror from Beneath the Earth" and "Demon with the Atomic Brain"
August 30  –  "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!"
August 31  –  "Danny Johnson Saves The World"
September 1  –  "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter" and "The Giant Spider"
September 2  –  "The Giant Spider"
September 3  –  "It Came From Another World!" and "Destination: Outer Space"

The Blue Moon Dine-in Theatre, on the corner of Carnes Avenue and Chambers Street — at the Minnesota State Fair, 1265 Snelling Ave North, St. Paul, MN
August 26, 2018
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm personally presents a double-feature of "The Giant Spider" and "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter" at the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson, TX for a special charity event benefitting Stop the Stigma, a nationally recognized mental health non-profit dedicated to eradicating the stigma society places on mental health issues!

Alamo Drafthouse, 100 South Central Expressway #14, Richardson, TX
August 27, 2018
Join us for Movie-and-Wine screening of "The Monster of Phantom Lake" at the Awareness Project. Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will be in attendance to talk and sell Mihmiverse merchandise!

The Awareness Project, 209 Bedford Road Suite 145, Bedford, Texas
September 26, 2018 - doors at 6:30PM, movie at 7:30PM
"Guns of the Apocalypse" holds its world premiere at the historic Heights Theater!

In addition to the main attraction, attendees will enjoy a program complete with hand-picked, era-appropriate newsreels, classic trailers, appearances by most (if not all) of the cast and crew, autographs, photo opportunities with creatures from the film, and a silent auction! DVDs, posters, and other exclusive merchandise will also be on sale!

Advance tickets are available HERE!

Heights Theater, 3951 Central Avenue NE, Columbia Heights, MN
September 28, 2018
"Guns of the Apocalypse" holds its Texas premiere with a Friday night screening hosted by writer/director Christopher R. Mihm at the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson, TX!

Alamo Drafthouse, 100 South Central Expressway #14, Richardson, TX
September 29-30, 2018
Come see writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and pick up some Mihmiverse swag at the Granbury Paranormal Expo!

Granbury Square Plaza, 205 East Pearl Street, Granbury, TX
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!
Welcome to the newest feature in the Mihmiverse Monthly where we talk to YOU, the fans! Every month, we're choosing a random Mihmivite and ask them a few Mihmiverse-related questions in an attempt to get to know them better and find out what they REALLY think about the films of Christopher R. Mihm!

This month, we interview Theresa Perkins!

Introduce yourself to the Mihmiverse!
To the Mihmiverse, my name is Theresa (also known as Ms. Theresa Perkins in half of the Mihmiverse movie's contributor credits). I have been here since the very beginning of the 'verse and have attended all but two of the Mihmiverse world premieres!

The Mihmiverse has found its way into my home, work, and heart. Working and leading activities at a care center, I have occasionally introduced elements of the Mihmiverse to the residents, including a book club where participants read Stephen D. Sullivan's Mihmiverse-inspired novel, "Canoe Cops vs. the Mummy." At home, I have my own "Basement Jesus" decorating my light source (also known as a breaker box). And, the mere thought of turning on a flashlight (and turning it off and on again) makes me smile!

When and how did you discover the films of Christopher R. Mihm?
I was introduced to the films of Christopher R. Mihm in 2006 when my cousin invited my family to a midnight showing of the "The Monster of Phantom Lake." A year later I was saddened to find out I was unable to attend the premiere of the second film, "It Came From Another World!" Luckily, through my sister's diligence, we've only missed one other premiere. Contributing has definitely made obtaining a ticket to the next premiere effortless!

If you had to pick just ONE, which of the Mihmiverse films would be your favorite?
Even though I like the song "Paddlin' Along" in "It Came From Another World!," I would have to say my favorite movie is "House of Ghosts" (known to premiere attendees as "House of Goats"). The style, the acting, and overall theme of the movie adds to it's greatness—not to mention the lighting!

All of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's movies must be watched with subtitles to get the full effect. For "House of Ghosts," I make sure to use my Fear shield as well. It saved me during the premiere when a plastic spider jumped at me! I now use it while watching at home (for good measure), to make sure I don't expire during the film.

Tell us how you, in particular, show your "Mihmiverse pride!"
So many countless ways! I have a room devoted to the Mihmiverse, with posters, awards, and contributor certificates. During the world premiere of "Danny Johnson Saves the World," I won a silent auction for one of the guard puppets featured in the film—or as my family likes to call him: "Not Steve." He's featured in pictures every time I move, and every year, he helps me place my Mihmiverse ornaments on the Christmas tree.

The Mihmiverse and its uniqueness has now become a family affair.For instance, I have to look into a flashlight as I turn it on twice. If not, someone in my family will tell me I did it wrong! Family car trips are incomplete without a copy of "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" (don't forget the exclamation point!) soundtrack to sing along to. And, who knows what kind mischief will occur now that Bruce (another Mihmiverse "Steve People" puppet) has been added to the family?

Where would you like to see the Mihmiverse go in the future?
Everyone knows the mind of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm cannot be swayed. Instead, we must let him "do his thing." Each Mihmiverse film is different, yet similar. Perhaps, if we are lucky, one day we will finally see that beach party movie complete with singing and dancing 30+ year old high schoolers running from a sea monster! After all, Mr. Mihm has only been talking about the idea for years!
Want to be interviewed for a future edition of the Mihmiverse Fan Focus? Send an email to info@sainteuphoria.com and let us know! Maybe next month the subject will be YOU!
The Fly (1958)
Directed by Kurt Neumann
Starring Vincent Price, Al Hedison and Patricia Owens

Though remade extremely well in the 1980s as a graphic horror film starring Jeff Goldblum, the original is rightfully considered one of the best of the 1950s. The film is told mostly in flashbacks following the death of the main character—which doesn't give anything away since he dies within the first five minutes! The meat of the story revolves around ambitious scientist Andre Delambre as he discovers the secret to instantaneous teleportation. Numerous experiments with the technology go off without a hitch, prompting the scientist to hastily test it on himself. Unfortunately, during one of these tests, a common housefly ends up in the teleportation chamber with him. The device malfunctions and mixes the two creatures up, resulting in two distinct half-human, half-fly creatures—one possessing most of the body of the scientist (sans human head and hand). The full "fly-head mask" is kept hidden throughout most of the run time, but its reveal is exceedingly effective. Vincent Price gives a solid performance as the scientist's brother who tries desperately to figure out what happened. The film is surprisingly suspenseful with a very well crafted story. The special effects are perfect for the era, and none are so bad as to detract from the overall greatness of the movie. After seeing the original, you'll be surprised how much it has influenced popular culture since its release. If you've never seen it, you need to! I can't recommend this film enough!
— Christopher R. Mihm
"The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" Trivia

The Mihmiverse recently celebrated the 2nd anniversary of the stage debut of "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" Let's look back on some not-so-trivial aspects of the show. (If you didn't see it in person, don't forget you can see the performance video now on Amazon Prime...or buy your own copy from sainteuphoria.com!)

1. The debut took place at this venue—named one of the 15 most beautiful theaters in the world by CNN-Travel.
2. The script was written by writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, of course, but most of the music and lyrics were written by this talented and clever composer.
3. This young lady turned 16 the week the show opened and dazzled audiences with her portrayal of Elizabeth, not to mention her jaw-dropping vocal performance of "Afraid of Everything."
4. "Nothing Bad Can Happen When You __________!"
5. Mandy Tietz played Stephanie Yates in the "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!," and followed that up with a starring role in which Mihmiverse film?
6. Mike Cook (yours truly) and Greg Kernkamp played the Canoe Cops (Gustav and Sven respectively), but they also played spooky trees and these other characters from the original film.
7. Which of these actors were actually high school students at the time of the debut? Hannah Jones, Kelan Smith, Christopher Sturz, Cassie Pearson.
8. Lobo was played by this actor who also holds a PhD in graphic design.
9. This Mihmiverse Bonfire Podcast co-host was not only in charge of lighting, but VERY instrumental in the overall set and monster suit design.
10. The live orchestra was conducted by this Doctor of Music at Augsburg College in Minneapolis.
11. This actor has never seen the original film. He didn't want it to "color" his performance...and yet, he nailed the part perfectly.
12. SUPER EXTRA HARD BONUS QUESTION: At the end of the "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" (just like in the film)...a Canoe Cop crawls out of Phantom Lake as the next monster. For years, people have wondered whether it was Sven or Gustav, but in the musical finale, both Mike Cook and Greg Kernkamp were on stage as other characters, so we still don't know which one it was. But who was wearing the monster suit? Hint: It was one of the crew...and SHE was designated in the program as one cop or the other. To answer this one, you'll have to watch the credits for crew members (or look at your saved program) and make a guess.
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
— Mike Cook
Roadside attractions and single-screen Main Street movie theaters are fun, kitchy day trips or overnight getaways that you and your family and friends can enjoy. They're also a great way to enjoy a little nostalgia and an opportunity to make some fun memories!

This month's road tripping adventure takes us "across the river" (in relation to where I live) to Oshkosh, Wisconsin. A lovely college town located on the Fox River, Oshkosh is home to the famous EAA Airventure, which runs an airplane museum and an incredible air show that typically occurs the last week in July.

Oshkosh is also home to the historic Time Community Theater. The theater is an iconic part of Main Street in downtown Oshkosh and was originally opened in 1911 as the Superba Theater. Shortly thereafter, it was renamed the Rex Theater before closing in 1939 for renovations. It reopened several weeks later.

The theater was renamed again in 2007, this time to the Time Community Theater and it is now run as a not-profit. Movies with a theme, classic films, and some independent works (like the films of the Mihmiverse!) are shown for a small fee or sometimes even free! Affordable refreshments and concessions are available in the lobby but, if you attend an event (like the upcoming screening of "Demon with the Atomic Brain" on August 3rd!), make sure to bring cash—the theater doesn't take plastic!

On your way out of town or before seeing a flick, stop by M. Schettl Sales, Inc. where you can walk among weird statues and odd art, mostly made of fiberglass and metal. When I visited, I saw a giant, somewhat disturbing rabbit sculpture. A light drizzle hung in the air and the effect definitely heightened the "creepy" factor of the piece.

It's free to visit and walk around. If you like weird, amazingly cool and unique stuff, it is worth your time—just don't forget to take a few pictures for your scrapbook! The owner of the company sells the oddities found on his property, so make sure to visit often as things are always changing. Also, don't forget to stop in at a local pub or diner for a Wisconsin beer, burger, brat, or fish fry. No other place prepares these all-American delicacies like the people of my home state of Wisconsin!

Keep on road tripping!
— Stephanie Mihm
I'm going to present a very special person this month. I've talked about computers before, but I'm taking you back to the birth of computer programming and the woman who wrote the first program: Ada Lovelace. Sit back and buckle in because we're going way back this month!

First off, the person we commonly call "Ada Lovelace" actually has a completely different name! She was named Augusta Ada King-Noel, Countess of Lovelace! She was also the only daughter of the famous British poet Lord Byron and his wife, Anne Isabella Milbanke, during their one-year marriage. Baby Ada was born December 10th, 1815. I'm not going to go into much detail about her childhood and family life, but I do encourage you to read up on it as she lead a strange, fascinating life. Suffice it to say, she was very sickly and had a strained relationship with her family, but above all that, she was a mathematical genius! This is what caught the attention of Charles Babbage and that is what we want to talk about!

Charles Babbage invented the "Difference Engine," which could be thought of as an early mechanical scientific calculator. He was so impressed by Lovelace's intelligence that he showed her an early prototype of this machine in June of 1833 when she was only 17 years old! She understood the workings of the machine and spent time with it as much as possible. Babbage began work on the successor to the Difference Engine immediately; his "Analytical Engine" would have been considered the first computer...if he had ever been able to get it built successfully. With it being a fully mechanical device with drums and gears, it would have been quite different from the digital computers of today, but it would have worked on the same principles of input, output, a central "processor" and, most importantly: a way to be programmed to do different things.

The complexity and cost of the mechanism meant Babbage never actually built it, but that didn't stop mathematicians from talking about it and what it could do. In 1842, Ada Lovelace was translating Luigi Federico Menabrea's paper on using the Engine and annotated it profusely with instructions on how to get the computer to calculate Bernoulli numbers. This is considered the first computer program. It's even more impressive considering Lovelace didn't actually have a working computer to test her code! This would be like looking at the schematics for the circuit board of a digital computer and being able to write a program for it!

Sadly, Ada Lovelace died of uterine cancer in 1852 at the age of only 36. She never got to see how much of an impact computers would have on the world, but she has been posthumously honored over the years: there is a computer language named for her, the Ada Initiative is a non-profit organization promoting women in open technology, and the Lovelace Medal is the top award for computing in the United Kingdom. She was a shining example of intelligence and when she wrote the first computer program ever, that was truly an Important Moment in SCIENCE!
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.
"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," "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!," and "Demon with the Atomic Brain" 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. The Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie, WI, 2. Adam Boll, 3. Greta Kernkamp, 4. Sing!, 5. "Demon with the Atomic Brain," 6. Gruff & Toady (respectively), 7. Hannah and Kelan, 8. Dr. Seth Berrier, 9. Cherie "Rhuby" Gallinati, 10. Dr. Erica Svanoe, 11. Joel Breed (Professor Jackson), 12. Julia Lopez (If you got this one right, you made a lucky guess!)

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