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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 2023 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 thirteenth annual Mihmiverse Holiday Gift Guide! With the holidays just weeks away, we've created this handy guide to highlight all of the unique stuff out there that's 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 2024 !

Next year, one of the most important people ever to be associated with the Mihmiverse will celebrate his 60th birthday: Mitch Gonzales! Mitch is the insanely talented artist who has been responsible for the look and feel of the creatures seen in the films of Christopher R. Mihm since 2010! Therefore, in honor of Mitch's unparalleled talent and priceless contributions to the 'verse, each month will highlight the man, the myth, and, naturally, THE MONSTERS!

As in previous years, the 2024 Mihmiverse wall calendar will be released in EXTREMELY limited quantities (less than 100 will be produced). They'll be individually numbered, personally signed by writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, and as always, once they're sold out, no more will be printed!

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 eighth annual Mihmiverse holiday ornament!

This year's exclusive ornament is based on the aliens seen in the newest Mihmiverse film, "Annihilate All Humans!"

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 Beast (from The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us"), 2021'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)


The full set of 19 Mihmiverse DVDs is available for a special price of only $109.99—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 newest release, "Annihilate All Humans!," 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, "Annihilate All Humans!," 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 $14.99 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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In early 2020, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm was knee-deep working on what was to be his 16th film, "That Which Lurks in the Dark," about a group of "lonely hearts" spending their New Year's Eve battling their personal anxieties in the form of overwhelming darkness, otherworldly be-tentacled creatures, a pair of monster hunting scientists and, most frighteningly, their own awkward quests for love!

Unfortunately, after having filmed a third of the script, the Covid-19 pandemic forced the production to be shut down. As the crisis dragged on into 2021, Mr. Mihm had no choice but to cancel the project, worried that it would never see the light of day.

Enter author Greg Mitchell! After submitting a short video to be included in "Annihilate All Humans!," Mr. Mitchell approached Mr. Mihm about adapting his script into a novel! After reading it, Mr. Mitchell was on-board and writing began.

The adaptation is complete, includes cover art and a foreword by writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, and is in the process of being printed! We are currently expecting to receive a box of "That Which Lurks in the Dark" books within a week or so of the publication of this newsletter! Therefore, we are happy to offer them for pre-order—and every copy will be personally signed by writer/director Christopher R. Mihm!


NOTE: This item is PRE-ORDER ONLY and will ship as soon as we receive them!

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

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 the first 17 films (and the 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 writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's first faux-documentary, KPHL Channel 6 Nightly News anchor Daniel Johnson (Elliott Mihm) hosts a "look back" at one of the most shocking events ever to transpire in Mihmiverse history. Through interviews with survivors and major players involved in the crisis, re-enactments, and never-before-seen archival footage, Mr. Johnson presents the complete and unabridged story of the wad of chewing gum that mutated, became sentient, grew to gargantuan proportions, and threatened the lives of every man, woman, and child in Phantom Lake County!

Don't forget! The Mihmiverse is only made possible by contributor credits, and we need all the help we can get! 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!

"The Wad"
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!
The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast has arrived!

This month, host writer/director Christopher R. Mihm talks about why everyone shouldn't take good times for granted and discusses what makes "The Wad: The True Story Behind the Phantom Lake County Chewing Gum Disaster" so different and exciting to film!

Also included: The latest installment of "An Oral History of the Mihmiverse" and another edition of "Atomic Tales," a monthly short story from the author of "The Canoe Cops vs. The Mummy," 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 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!

Yeti or Not, Here We Go!

Below, you'll find a Christmas stocking stuffed with four abominable films from the 1950s, and one from the '70s.

List #1: Titles and years. List #2: Plots and Info. Matching them up correctly is "snow" easy task, so good luck "plowing" through it!

1. "The Thing from Another World" (1954)
2. "The Snow Creature" (1954)
3. "Man Beast" (1956)
4. "The Abominable Snowman" (1956)
5. "Yeti: Giant of the 20th Century" (1977)

A. A yeti is found frozen in a block of ice near the Canadian coast of Newfoundland. A professor is asked to examine it by a man who wants to use it as an trademark for an international industrial group. This is an incredibly bad idea.
B. High in the snowy Himalayas, an American botanical expedition captures a Yeti, and sends it back to Los Angeles to find out if it's human. This is also an incredibly bad idea.
C. Meanwhile, back in the Himalayas, yet another botanist is searching for a yeti. He teams up with two others and before long they find—and kill—one. This is also a incredibly bad idea, especially when they realize there's a whole tribe of yetis out to avenge their fallen comrade. Peter Cushing and Forrest Tucker ("F-Troop") supply the star power.
D. Back to the Himalayas one more time, where Connie Hayward and her crew are searching for her brother who never returned from his search to find—you guessed it—a yeti. The group runs into a guide named Varga, and are surprised shortly thereafter when they are attacked by an extremely tall group of yeti. They're not nearly as surprised, however, as they will be when they find out what incredibly bad idea Varga has up his sleeve.
E. Scientists at an Arctic research station discover a spacecraft buried in the ice. Then they discover the frozen pilot. Then they thaw him out. This is yet another incredibly bad idea. Ken Tobey and James Arness ("Gunsmoke") lead the cast.
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
— Mike Cook
In this new column, we'll be digging through old issues of the Mihmiverse Monthly and Phantom Lake Almanac (which was the original name of this newsletter!) and presenting interesting bits and pieces from the past! After all, this newsletter has been around since the release of "The Monster of Phantom Lake" back in 2006, so there's a LOT to choose from!

This month, we flashback to August 2012 for a column called Monster Hits! In this column, Mihmiverse trivia master and actor extraordinaire, Mike Cook, shared the stories behind some famous—albeit mostly infamous—tunes featured in those less-than-stellar films of yesteryear!

If you thought all those American International "surf/horror/musical/comedies" we've been highlighting in recent months were bad, you ain't seen nothin' yet!

In 1967, a screenwriter named Duke Yelton had a thought: "Hey, if they can make rock and roll horror movies, why can't I make a COUNTRY music horror movie?"

Since no one came up with an answer in time to stop him, he put pen to paper and came up with "Hillbillys in a Haunted House:" a sequel to the 1966 box office bomb "The Las Vegas Hillbillys," which had starred Ferlin Husky, Jayne Mansfield and Mamie Van Doren.

Of course, on paper, it almost looked like a good idea. First, hire Ferlin Husky (a bona fide country music star at the time) to reprise his role and sing a few songs. Then, choose some eye candy for the young fellers in the audience. Since Mansfield had died in a horrible traffic accident and Van Doren was unavailable, Yelton stayed with the "hillbilly" theme and hired Joi Lansing, who had a small, recurring role (as Lester Flatt's wife) on TV's "Beverly Hillbillies."

For "horror" fans, he was able to corral three legends: John Carradine, Lon Chaney, Jr. and Basil Rathbone.

Unfortunately, the plot was also on that paper, and it was ridiculous: Country singers on their way to Nashville for a concert have car trouble, forcing them to stop at an old haunted mansion. Soon they realize that the house is not only haunted, but is also the headquarters of a ring of international spies after a top-secret formula for rocket fuel.

Somehow it all gets resolved and the country singers get to Nashville in time for the concert, which gave director Jean Yarbrough a chance to toss in some actual concert footage featuring Mr. Husky, Sonny James ("Young Love") and Merle Haggard, among others.

The acting was uniformly terrible; even Carradine, Chaney and Rathbone couldn't make it work. Sadly, it was Rathbone's last film, so he never got a chance to redeem himself.

And speaking of terrible, they gave Joi Lansing a song to sing, and she apparently recorded it while standing in a barrel. Enjoy it, if you can!
— Mike Cook
Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster (1965)
Directed by Robert Gaffney
Starring Robert Reilly, Marilyn Hanold and Lou Cutell

The survivors of an alien atomic war stumble across Earth in their search for "hearty stock" to help replenish their devastated female population. Meanwhile, humans are preparing to send their "best and brightest" on an extended mission into space—their "best and brightest" being an experimental, very-human-appearing android called "Frank." The aliens are shocked to find Earthling technology advanced enough to include rocket-powered flight and, upon viewing Frank's historic launch, incorrectly assume it to be a direct attack on their ship. The aliens counterattack and virtually destroy Frank's rocket, the remains of which crash land in Puerto Rico. Shortly thereafter, the aliens land close by and start collecting random women for their "repopulation" program. An extremely scarred and electronic-brain-damaged Frank (now dubbed a "Frankenstein" by his creators) emerges from the crash and, incapable of rational thought, starts terrorizing the island nation. Frank's designers pinpoint his location and set out to save their creation. What follows is a mixed bag of terrible acting, out-of-place musical interludes, wooden-as-heck dialogue, uneven pacing, and, for good measure, a rampaging space monster. Overall, the film is a unique mish-mash of so-bad-it's-amazing weirdness. On its face, there is very little to recommend about "Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster" and yet, it's hard NOT to recommend for how truly bizarre and FUN it is! This film is a cult-classic for a reason but it certainly won't be everybody's cup of tea. However, if you're even vaguely a fan of B-grade cinema, this film is not to be missed!
— 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 "Annihilate All Humans!," 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 "Annihilate All Humans!") 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!
The Trivia Corner answers: 1-E, 2-B, 3-D, 4-C, 5-A

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