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Welcome to the eighth annual Mihmiverse Holiday Gift Guide! With the holidays upon us, this handy guide highlights all of the unique stuff out there that is either related to the films of the Mihmiverse or made by the great folks associated with the films' creation! Enjoy!
This year, give the most unique gift of all: contribute to writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's next film, "Guns of the Apocalypse," and dedicate it to your loved one!

For each contribution of just $25.00 (per credit), all contributors will have a credit of their choosing listed at the end of the film and receive one (1) copy of the finished film, as well as a customized, frame-worthy document certifying their participation!

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

Is there anything more unique or thrilling than giving your loved one the gift of their name on the big screen!? PLUS, order before December 20th and you'll receive a special, perfect-for-framing-and-wrapping, hand-signed letter from writer/director Christopher R. Mihm himself!

Order below!

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 IMBb and on-screen credits and will be allowed certain privileges of producership, including free, exclusive merchandise and other perks (TBD).
Executive producers will earn IMBb 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.
Give the gift of the Mihmiverse this year!

Click on a cover above to add that title to your shopping cart!

Each DVD contains an ultra-high-quality, widescreen presentation of the film, exclusive bonus features and featurettes, stereo audio, subtitles and audio commentary with writer/director Christopher R. Mihm (and assorted guests). All region/NTSC only! Mr. Mihm's autograph is free upon request!*

DVDs are $9.99 each plus $2.99 shipping & handling for orders shipped within the U.S.

Check here if the shipping address is outside of the U.S.
Check here to include writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's autograph
NOTE: Autographs require removal of a DVD's protective plastic wrap.
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Continue the Mihmiverse tradition by adding some retro-monster-cheer to your holiday decorations with the second annual Mihmverse holiday ornament!

This year's exclusive holiday ornament is fan-favorite Steve from "Danny Johnson Saves The World!"

Designed as a "companion piece" to last year's "The Monster of Phantom Lake" ornament, this limited-edition collectible is lovingly hand-crafted by members of the Mihm family, individually numbered and includes the year.

Because our supply is limited to no more than 25 ornaments, we highly recommend ordering NOW to ensure shipment in time for the holidays...AND to make sure you get one, because once they're sold out...no more will be made—EVER!

(+$4.99 shipping & handling)

In honor of the release of the 12th Mihmiverse film in 12 years, "Demon with the Atomic Brain," writer/director Christopher R. Mihm has created a full-sized (8.5" x 11"), 12-month 2018 Mihmiverse wall calendar!

Each month contains a different lobby card image from each of the 12 Mihmiverse films and each calendar is personally signed by Mr. Mihm! Less than 100 calendars were produced and no more will be printed!

NOTE: This item is available in EXTREMELY limited numbers. Since its release, we have sold over 80% of our stock and once we run out, we will not be making more—so grab yours now before they're gone!

$14.99 each
(+$4.99 shipping & handling)

Lobby cards are a form of movie advertising that were quite common from the early days of film, up through the B-movie-rich 1950s and '60s. Usually issued in sets of eight, each card featured a different scene from the film. These days, full sets of lobby cards are highly sought after by collectors.

To date, lobby card sets have been created for all twelve Mihmiverse films and are available as extremely-limited-run collectibles. Each set consists of eight 8.5" x 11" lobby cards depicting scenes from each film, and are hand-colorized and stylistically "weathered" to look extra retro!

The print shop where Mihmiverse lobby card sets were printed has recently gone out of business. As a result, once the Mihmiverse lobby card sets we have on hand run out, they will never again be available!

To take advantage of this, we are offering a special "close out" deal exclusive to this issue of the Mihmiverse Monthly online newsletter: a FULL SET of all Mihmiverse lobby cards (12 films, 96 cards total) for a special price of $149.99 (with FREE shipping)—that's a savings of almost $90!

$149.99 per set
FREE shipping & handling!
The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast has arrived!

This month, host writer/director Christopher R. Mihm laments the distinct lack of December sunlight, gives a VERY important reason why everyone should contribute to "Guns of the Apocalypse," and reminds everyone why the holidays are always better with the films of the Mihmiverse!

Also included: A "Pasta Primer" from Derek M. Koch of Monster Kid Radio, "The Kansas City Crypt" with Monster Movie Kid Rich Chamberlain, another "bad" joke from Dr. Bob Tesla of Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob and chapter nine 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!

December 3, 2017 - 7:00PM
Come see "Demon with the Atomic Brain" in Eau Claire, WI and hang out with writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and SEVERAL stars of the film!

The Little Grand Theater, 102 West Grand Avenue, Eau Claire, WI
December 9, 2017 - 11:00AM, FREE!
Join us for the first-ever Mihmiverse Christmas show, complete with a FREE screening of "Danny Johnson Saves the World" and an appearance by and photo opportunities with the robot from the film as well as Santa & Mrs. Claus! Free gift bags will be provided for all kids 12 and under!

This event will be a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society with a portion of all Mihmiverse merchandise sales being donated to the charity!

St. Michael Cinema, 4300 O'Day Avenue Northeast, St. Michael, 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 Christmas That Almost Wasn't (1966)
Directed by Rossano Brazzi
Starring Rossano Brazzi and Paul Tripp

Santa Claus gets a ruthless new landlord named Phineas T. Prune who not-so-secretly hates Christmas. The hateful, angry man schemes to throw Santa into utter financial disarray and force the cancellation of Santa's yearly Christmas Eve flight. Depressed, Santa enlists the assistance of a kind-hearted lawyer (a phrase you rarely read) who does everything he can think of to help. This includes talking Santa into getting a job as a department store Santa (naturally). Not surprisingly, hijinks ensue. "The Christmas That Almost Wasn't" was directed by the actor who also plays the evil landlord and is actually a "Spaghetti Christmas" film. In other words, it was made in Italy and originally released under the name "Il Natale Che Quasi Non Fu." Overall, the movie is ridiculous and, in all honesty, quite "bad"—but in the best "so-bad-it's-good" ways. The film even includes a few "songs," all of which are mostly unmemorable, poorly written, and make "A-Rockin', A-Rollin', All-the-Way-A-Ramblin'" sound like a masterclass in songwriting! The movie is currently available on DVD in its uncut form OR on Netflix as the holiday episode of the recent reincarnation of "Mystery Science Theater 3000." In my opinion, it's plenty entertaining on its own, but the extra comedy thrown at the film by the "MST3K" crew makes it even better. In conclusion: if you watch one holiday-themed film this season, watch "Danny Johnson Saves the World." If you watch two, watch "It's a Wonderful Life!" If you run out of other holiday films to watch and aren't ready to submit your senses to the Hallmark Channel's never-ending barrage of syrupy Christmas movies, watch "The Christmas That Almost Wasn't!"
— Christopher R. Mihm
The Bigger They Are...

Everyone remembers Hollywood's "go-to" actors for classic horror films: Lugosi, Karloff, Chaney, Price, etc...but did you know that some of Hollywood's biggest box office stars also appeared in a few horror films? It's true! List #1 below features some legendary names. List #2 features some horror films—some classic, some far from it. Can you match the stars with the films?

Lights, camera, action!

List #1
1: Humphrey Bogart
2: Jimmy Stewart & Jack Lemmon
3: Bette Davis
4: Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman and Lana Turner
5: Tony Curtis
6: John Wayne

List #2
A: (1932) "Haunted Gold:" A ghost town, an abandoned mine and a mysterious phantom.
B: (1939) "The Return of Dr. X:" A series of grisly murder victims all drained of blood.
C: (1941) "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde:" Directed by Victor Fleming, also known for "The Wizard of Oz."
D: (1958) "Bell, Book & Candle:" A modern day witch (Kim Novak) casts a romantic spell on her neighbor.
E: (1966) "Chamber of Horrors:" A one handed madman goes on, a killing spree using various detachable devices.
F: (1980) "The Watcher in the Woods:" A family, a country home, and some creepy paranormal experiences.
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
— Mike Cook
There are many important moments in science; some are big, some are small, some are good and some are bad. The moment I want to talk about is literally all four of those! I It happened 75 years ago this month and involved some of the tiniest things known to us and changed the world. I want to talk about Chicago Pile-1.

Back in 1942, the Metallurgical Laboratory at the University of Chicago was taking part in the top-secret Manhattan Project (America's push to build the first atomic bomb during World War II). This project was decentralized and spread out over the country for security purposes. Most people know of the now-famous Los Alamos site where they tested the first atomic bombs, but there were many steps before they could get to that point. The Metallurgical Laboratory (or "Met Lab") was responsible for creating and testing reactors, studying the chemistry of plutonium and finding out about radiation safety. I'm not going to get into the science behind fission reactions and radioactive materials because it's a dense subject and it would easily be the longer than the rest of Christopher R. Mihm's newsletter! As much as I know you would like to hear more about the subject from your good friend, Dr. Bob Tesla, will simply skip to the important ground-breaking event.

In November 1942, the scientists and engineers at Met Lab constructed the first nuclear reactor, called Chicago Pile-1 (or CP-1). On December 2nd of that year, CP-1 achieved the first controlled self-sustaining nuclear reaction! It didn't produce a lot of energy (enough for a bright light bulb at maximum power) but it didn't have any radiation shielding (like most of the equipment in my lab), so it was a hazard to everyone around it (again, like the equipment in my lab). They shut CP-1 down in February 1943 and built more advanced reactors using what they had learned.

Because of this event, the world has changed. This one moment was proof that humans could harness the power of the atom, for good or bad. We can now build nuclear reactors capable of powering entire cities, or build bombs capable of destroying them—all from the power of atoms that are too small to be seen with the naked eye! Thanks to the scientists and engineers working at Met Lab, nuclear power went from something that only existed in speculative science-fiction to something that was real 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-B, 2-D, 3-F, 4-C, 5-E, 6-A

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