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As a special "thank you" to all you folks who continue to make the Mihmiverse possible, we're going to be sending out another exclusive Mihmiverse-themed holiday card to anyone who'd like one!

Would you like to receive one of these very cool, totally FREE 2020 Mihmiverse holiday cards? Simply fill out the following form and we'll send you one, but only while there's still room on the list—and there ain't much room left on the list!



Don't forget to include city, state, zip, and country (if outside of the U.S.)!
Welcome to the twelfth annual Mihmiverse Holiday Gift Guide! With the holidays just weeks away, we created this handy guide to highlight 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!

Use this guide to make sure everyone on your list—particularly those cheesy-monster-movie-loving friends and relatives who would appreciate their stockings stuffed with the Mihmiverse—get EXACTLY what they want!

Back by popular demand, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm has designed a brand new, full-sized (8.5" x 11"), 12-month wall calendar for 2023!

This year's theme highlights the REAL stars of the Mihmiverse: THE MONSTERS, with each month featuring stylized images of the creatures which inhabit the films of the writer/director Christopher R. Mihm. AND, every calendar will be personally signed by Mr. Mihm himself!

As in previous years, this Mihmiverse-inspired wall calendar will be released in EXTREMELY limited quantities (less than 50 will be produced) and, once they're gone, NEVER reprinted! As of the publication date of this newsletter, more than half have already been sold! Order now!

U.S. Residents
(+$5.99 shipping & handling)
Outside U.S.
(+$19.99 shipping & handling)

Continue the tradition by adding some retro-monster-cheer to your decorations with the seventh annual Mihmverse holiday ornament!

This year's exclusive ornament is based on the title creature from 2021's Phantom Lake Kids adventure, "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us!"

This limited-edition collectible is lovingly hand-crafted by members of the Mihm family, individually numbered, includes the year, and joins the ever-growing set which includes last year's Hunter Robot (from "Danny Johnson Saves the World"), 2020's Oculon (from "Destination: Outer Space"), the title creature from "Queen of Snakes" in 2019, 2018's mutant bat (from "Terror from Beneath the Earth"), 2017's Steve (from "Danny Johnson Saves The World"), and 2016's Monster of Phantom Lake (from the film of the same name).

Because stock 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!

U.S. Residents
(+$4.99 shipping & handling)
Outside U.S.
(+$19.99 shipping & handling)


For the first time EVER, the full set of 18 Mihmiverse DVDs is available for a special price of only $99.99—a savings of more than 40% if you were to buy them individually!

From the first Mihmiverse movie, "The Monster of Phantom Lake," through the just-released "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Day the Earth Abruptly Almost Ended," this exclusive set includes everything ever released by writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, including the 2017 performance DVD of "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!"

U.S. Residents
(+$19.99 shipping & handling)
Outside U.S.
(+$59.99 shipping & handling)

The entire Mihmiverse catalog of films and related collectibles are available RIGHT NOW for all your cheesy-monster-movie-loving friends and family members! From the DVDs of the first Mihmiverse film, "The Monster of Phantom Lake," to Blu-Rays of the latest release, "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Day the Earth Abruptly Almost Ended," the films of the Mihmiverse make great gifts and are a welcome escape from the constant chaos that is the current state of the world. PLUS, nothing says "I actually took the time to think about your gift" than a personally signed copy of one (or all) of the films of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm!

The following list includes every DVD and/or Blu-Ray we have in stock! DVDs cost $9.99 each and Blu-Rays are $19.99 each. Shipping to all U.S. addresses starts at $4.99 for one item (either format) and $1.99 for each additional item. Additional fees apply for all orders shipped outside of the United States.


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The Mihmiverse now has its very own card game!

As a "Pandemic Project," Mihmiverse super-fan Barry Perkins (who appeared as a townsperson in "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us" and designed & built the St. Euphoria Cemetery seen in the film), has, with the assistance of the rest of the Perkins clan, created a card game based on the films of Christopher R. Mihm: "The Last Mihm Standing!"

The game is made up of 71 cards inspired by all 17 films (and one musical), tokens for keeping track of certain events, an instruction book, and a die (because sometimes it's better to be lucky than good). Players take turns using cards to do things like releasing a giant spider to attack their opponents, asking "Basement Jesus" to watch over them, or just hiding out in an admittedly-familiar looking forest.

It's a Battle Royale where you win by being the only person not to lose—although, if you're clever enough, you might find a loophole around that! Knowledge of the Mihmiverse is not needed to play the game, but the cards are clearly written by a fan... for the fans.

This game has been professionally manufactured and is now available in EXTREMELY limited quantities! Get yours NOW while supplies last!

U.S. Residents
(+$5.99 shipping & handling)
Outside U.S.
(+$19.99 shipping & handling)


In honor of the release of the final Phantom Lake Kids movie, we're offering this very cool, exclusive set of signed character cards that were originally made available at the world premiere of "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Day the Earth Abruptly Almost Ended!"

This set of 4" x 6" photo cards consists of six retro-styled photos of the actors who embody the main characters of the Phantom Lake Kids series of films. AND, each card is individually HAND SIGNED by the actors! Since most of the cast in this film are the children of the director, he tends to be EXTREMELY protective of them and, as a result, this may be the ONLY place you'll be able to get ALL of their autographs!

This EXCLUSIVE set of signed Phantom Lake Kids cast cards is available for a limited time and in extremely low quantities! Order NOW because once they're sold out, they're gone FOREVER!

$14.99 each
(+$4.99 shipping & handling)


"'Canoe Cops vs. The Mummy' reads like a lost Universal monster movie, and I'm very proud to have Mr. Sullivan playing around in my creative sandbox. Fans of my films and those who love classic monsters are in for a real treat, and I sincerely hope this is only the first of many Canoe Cops stories to come!"
— Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm

An Egyptian mummy rises from the depths to wreak havoc upon the sleepy Wisconsin town of Phantom Lake. Now, only the bravest Canoe Cops, led by Lieutenant Richard Agar, and auxiliary Paddle Girl (and expert diver) Julie Browning stand between their city and the mummy's deadly curse!

Stephen D. Sullivan is the author of more than fifty books and has worked on countless comics and games. His past projects include "Iron Man," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," "Dungeons & Dragons" and "Star Wars." Steve's adaptation of the cult classic "Manos: The Hands of Fate" won the prestigious Scribe Award for Best Adapted Novel, 2016.

Visit Amazon.com to purchase this novel!

With the release of "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Day the Earth Abruptly Almost Ended" this past summer, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm has been focusing solely on the NEXT Mihmiverse movie, "Annihilate All Humans!"

In "Annihilate All Humans!," the world is under attack by flying saucers and only top scientists (Dr. Edwards and Dr. Gabriel) can put an end to their unearthly aggression! Unfortunately, they have no idea it's even happening because they've been kidnapped by General Castle and taken to a remote cabin deep in the woods for some unsolicited rest & relaxation! Can our heroes find their way back to civilization in time to stop the alien menace, or will the seemingly unstoppable space invaders succeed in their quest to ANNIHILATE ALL HUMANS!?

The Mihmiverse is only made possible by contributions from fans like you. For each $20.00 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 and a customized, frame-able document certifying their contribution!

Physical media copies of the finished film are NOT automatically included with a basic contribution. If you would like to be guaranteed a DVD or Blu-Ray of the film when it is released, you MUST order it separately (with the purchase of at least one credit)!

REMEMBER! Credits can be given as gifts! Imagine the looks on the faces of your loved ones when they find out their names will be immortalized on the silver 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!

"Annihilate All Humans!"
Separate credits by commas, & or "and." 
DVDS (+$10 each)
BLU-RAYS (+$20 each)
Is your mailing address outside of the U.S.?
(All non-U.S. mailing addresses will be charged a shipping premium for physical media.)


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.

In addition to all the amazing Mihmiverse-related gifts featured in this month's Mihmiverse Monthly, the merchandise page at SaintEuphoria.com is full of other exclusive collectibles for every discerning Mihmivite!

From "Steve People" puppets handmade by the same person who created all the puppets used in "Danny Johnson Saves The World," to posters, stuffed animals and more, the ONLY place to get officially sanctioned Mihmiverse merchandise is at SaintEuphoria.com, the online home of the films of Christopher R. Mihm!

Visit the merchandise page at SaintEuphoria.com to get EVERYTHING you'll need to fill the stockings of every Mihmiverse fan in your family and circle of friends!
Since the films of Christopher R. Mihm have existed for over 15 years, we figured digging into them would make for an entertaining addition to this newsletter! Thus, in this new section, aptly titled This Month in Mihmiverse History, we'll traipse through "days of Mihmiverse past" and present some of the most interesting events!

It was announced in December of 2007 that Catherine Hansen had accepted the lead role in a Mihmiverse film called "Attack of the Killer Robot" which was announced earlier in the year. Sadly, the project fell apart in the scripting stage and Ms. Hansen wouldn't appear in a Christopher R. Mihm film until her role as space pirate Yureena Null in 2010's "Destination: Outer Space."

Following a freak December rainstorm in Minnesota in 2010, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm was surprised to find an inch of water sitting in an unfinished "Attack of the Moon Zombies" set in the corner of his basement! Luckily, with the help of an oscillating fan and a thorough mopping, Mr. Mihm was able to salvage the set and everything in it, allowing the production to continue on schedule!

Speaking of Catherine Hansen, a creepy behind-the-scenes image from the "The Wall People" half of "The Late Night Double Feature" dropped in December of 2013 and, though her face was half-covered, there was no mistaking who was behind the surgical mask in the photo! Check it out below!

Just days before its originally scheduled completion date, principal photography of "Danny Johnson Saves the World" was temporarily shut down in December of 2014 when a particularly virulent flu strain ripped through the production. Several of the actors slated to appear in the remaining scenes were affected by the illness, as was almost the entire Mihm family involved in the shoot and lighting designer Cherie "Rhuby" Gallinati. A week later, the final scenes were shot and everything worked out in the end!

On the very last day of 2018, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm surprised everyone with the announcement of the film "That Which Lurks in the Dark," which he planned to make after the release of 2019's "Queen of Snakes." Regrettably, the production was plagued with issues from its inception. Mr. Mihm hoped to start filming the project in early 2019, but scheduling conflicts forced him to postpone until the following year. In the interim, he made "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us" instead. Principal photography of "That Which Lurks in the Dark" finally began in early 2020 and, after filming roughly one third of the script, the Covid-19 pandemic shut down the production (and paved the way for "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Unseen Invasion"). A year later, with the pandemic still raging, the film was completely cancelled and production of the third film in the Phantom Lake Kids trilogy, "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Day the Earth Abruptly Ended," began.
The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast has arrived!

This month, host writer/director Christopher R. Mihm discusses the crazy month that was November in the Mihm household and catches us up on the status of "Annihilate All Humans!"

Also included: The latest installment of "An Oral History of the Mihmiverse!"

To download an .mp3 of the audiocast, click HERE, visit archive.org where the file is stored, or download it free from Apple Podcasts!

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!

Welcome to the Mihmiverse Monthly feature where we talk to YOU, the fans! Every month, we choose 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 Christine Leopardi!

Introduce yourself to the Mihmiverse!
My name is Christine Leopardi, and I am an Australian of Sicilian/Maltese decent. I've been retired for 20 years from accountancy.

When and how did you discover the films of Christopher R. Mihm?
I discovered the Mihmiverse via the "Schlocky Horror Picture Show" on FOXTEL Aurora channel here in Australia. The show was hosted by the snarky skeleton horror host Nigel Honeybone AKA Graham Garfield Bernard who, sadly, passed away over a year ago.

If you had to pick just ONE, which of the Mihmiverse films would be your favorite?
My favourite is the first one I saw, "The Monster of Phantom Lake." I was struck by the declamation of Josh Craig and the plot. I found it to be a perfect take on 1950s/'60s sci-fi. Luckily, a few more of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's movies were shown by Graham Garfield Bernard on his weekly show!

Tell us how you, in particular, show your "Mihmiverse pride!"
I show my "Mihmiverse pride" via my Facebook page, and by reposting any Mihmiverse-related posts. Also by wishing the production team well!

Where would you like to see the Mihmiverse go in the future?
In the future, a Charlie Chan-style mystery parody. Personally, I like those old movies and think, if done correctly by the right person, they could be redone humorously without offending anyone. Charlie is always the smartest man in the room. Perhaps Mr. Mihm could be create an (original Charlie Chan author) Earl Derr Biggers-esque hero, but make him a Phantom Lake County local (Minnesota accented, naturally).
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!

Several horror and sci-fi classics have been remade a time or two—with mixed results. Below, you'll find a list of titles, and the years of the original release and the remake. The second list names the main star of each version.

If you can match them up, it will prove you can have your cheese and eat it, too. Or something like that.

1. "The Day The Earth Stood Still " (1951-2008)
2. "War of the Worlds " (1953-2005)
3. "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1953-1978)
4. "The Fly" (1958-1986)
5. "The Blob" (1958-1988)

A. David Hedison-Jeff Goldblum
B. Gene Barry-Tom Cruise
C. Kevin McCarthy-Donald Sutherland
D. Steve McQueen-Shawnee Smith
E. Michael Rennie-Keanu Reeves
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
— Mike Cook
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)
Directed by Nicholas Webster
Starring John Call, Pia Zadora and Leonard Hicks

After watching too much Earth television, Martian children Girmar and Bomar realize how lonely and sad their lives are without Santa Claus. This so worries their parents that their father, Kimar, hatches a plan to travel to Earth, kidnap Santa and bring him back to Mars. Unfortunately, things go awry when the Martian Voldar (the villain of the film) changes heart and instead decides to kill Santa (for the sake of the purity of Martian society). Is Santa's magic and the power of belief enough to stop Voldar from destroying Christmas? More than likely, yes. The production design, make-up, acting, script, direction and generally EVERYTHING about this film is so bad, it jumps over that magical invisible line and becomes good—so good, in fact, it hurts! Currently available as a public domain title, you could easily find this movie online for free or in the dollar bin at your local retailer. I can't in good conscience "recommend" the film necessarily, but for as few "drive-in era" holiday-themed movies as there are, it's certainly worth seeing, even if it's just once!
— Christopher R. Mihm
If you're like most people these days, you tend to stream your favorite TV shows and movies, particularly because it's way more convenient and you have access to them in more places! Did you know there are now several places to stream the entire Mihmiverse catalog?

From the movie that started it all, "The Monster of Phantom Lake," to its musical offshoot, "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!," and "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Day the Earth Abruptly Almost Ended," everything you need to "visit" the denizens of Phantom Lake County is available for your streaming pleasure!

The ENTIRE filmography of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm (including the recently-released "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Day the Earth Abruptly Almost Ended") is available through the Mihmiverse Vimeo VOD portal!

Every film is presented using the same ultra high-quality renders used for the official Blu-Ray releases and actually feeds video content to the Drive-in Monsters Roku channel. Most importantly, the Mihmiverse Vimeo VOD portal is the ONLY PLACE to legally own the films digitally!

Retro-style monster movies from the wild & weird imagination of cult filmmaker Christopher R. Mihm! From giant, rampaging spiders to alien invasions and bug-eyed horrors, the Drive-in Monsters channel includes the entire catalog of Mr. Mihm's films, exclusive extras, and long lost special features originally released on currently out-of-print physical media! Explore the worldwide, underground cult phenomenon known as the "Mihmiverse" and enjoy the rebirth of the golden age of "drive-in cinema" with the Drive-in Monsters channel!

As of right now, the channel is free... but, that most likely will not last forever! So make sure to enjoy the Drive-in Monsters Roku channel while it's still completely free of charge!

Most of the films of the Mihmiverse are available on Amazon Video. Sadly, as Amazon continues to revise and rewrite its policies, they have downgraded the entire Mihmiverse catalog from "available with Prime" to rental only. Though this wasn't entirely unexpected—given the way the service has been slowly ridding itself of the films of Christopher R. Mihm—we CANNOT guarantee they will still be there on any given day! So, if Amazon is your preferred place to watch the Mihmiverse, enjoy it while it lasts!

NOTE: Amazon has barred writer/director Christopher R. Mihm (and MANY other independent filmmakers) from adding any new films to their service. As far as we have been able to figure out, the service is taking a more "curated" approach to its catalog and, unfortunately, does not have any more room for the cheesy goodness of the Mihmiverse! Therefore, if you're interested in watching the newest films of the Mihmiverse, we highly recommend checking out the Mihmiverse Roku channel, Drive-in Monsters!
Mihmiverse DVDs & Blu-Rays 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!
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