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"The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" returns...on DVD!

Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm has finished editing the footage he shot during the run of the show last July at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie, WI and will be releasing it on DVD just in time to celebrate Monster Day 2017!

On March 11th at 1:30PM at the Little Grand Theater Eau Claire, WI, the cast, crew and orchestra will be holding a special DVD release party and everyone is invited! Tickets are $10 at the door but, if you were a member of the orchestra, cast or crew, admission is free!

Several recognizable Mihmiverse faces will be in attendance and DVDs, CDs and other Mihmiverse merchandise will be on sale at the event!

IMPORTANT! The first event-specific Monsters of the Mihmiverse ultra-rare trading card will be available at this event! The only way to get one is AT THE EVENT...or you can ask someone who IS attending to pick one up for you!

For more information about the Monsters of the Mihmiverse trading cards, see the Collectible Spotlight section below (right after the Current News)!
Production of the next great Mihmiverse film, "Demon with the Atomic Brain," is in FULL SWING! The new cast is in place, sets and props are being built and principal photography begins less than a week after publication of this newsletter!

One of the most exciting things about this new film is the cast. If you look closely at the photo below, you'll no doubt notice that more than half are new to the Mihmiverse! This is an electrifying time of renewal in the 'verse and everyone is READY to get moving on this grand new adventure!

From left to right, back to front: Mark Haider, Christian Finch, Addison Pennington, James Norgard, Mitch Gonzales (monsters/special effects), Brian Gibson, Michelle Makie, Stephanie Mihm, Mandy Tietz (center-left), Catherine Hansen (center-right), Mike Cook, Jeremy Frandrup, Tyler Haines and Sara Hammergren (hair & makeup). Not pictured: Timothy Meinke and Bob Gilbert.

Check out a special preview of the film below!

Following the overwhelming success of previous contribution programs for writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's past films, contributor credits for "Demon with the Atomic Brain" are NOW AVAILABLE for purchase!

In the next Mihmiverse film, an attempt to weaponize a machine capable of opening portals to other worlds fails, and instead creates an exponentially expanding "bubble" of fractured space-time! A team of specialists must enter the disturbance and make their way down a rabbit hole of increasingly more dangerous alternate realities in the hope of finding and shutting down the machine which created it! However, someone—or SOMETHING—seems determined to stop them before the "bubble" engulfs the entire universe itself!

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, framable 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! With the holidays quickly sneaking up on us, 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 IMBb and on-screen credits and will be allowed certain privileges of producership, including free, exclusive merchandise and other perks (TBD).
Associate 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.
Don't forget to pick up your copy of the latest Mihmiverse film, "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter!"

In writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's latest, horrific Nazi experiments have left a surviving American WWII soldier with a terrifying condition: at the sight of fresh blood, he transforms into a man-sized, blood-sucking killer insect! Refusing to let his affliction destroy him, he instead commits himself to using his "powers" for good—by finding the people responsible and bringing them to justice!

In addition to the film, the DVD contains several exclusive special features, including a blooper reel, a music video for "Do the 'Squito" performed by 5¢ Psychiatrist, feature-length commentary with writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, English and Esperanto subtitles and much more!

$9.99 (+$2.99 shipping & handling)
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To celebrate the impressive stable of creatures found in the films of Christopher R. Mihm, we proudly announce release of the first series of full sets of The Monsters of the Mihmiverse trading cards!

The 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.

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

IMPORTANT! Full SERIES 1 sets will only be available for an EXTREMELY limited time. Afterwards, the set will be broken up and must be ordered in randomly shuffled packs of eight cards.

In addition, certain ultra-rare cards will begin to pop-up at events and only be available AT THAT SPECIFIC EVENT. Now is your ONLY chance to own a COMPLETE SET in one fell swoop. Take advantage while the opportunity lasts!

BONUS! Every full set order will include one card hand-signed by actor Michael Kaiser, the man inside most of the iconic Mihmiverse monster costumes!

$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 discusses his plans for Mihmiverse world domination through community building, updates the production status of "Demon with the Atomic Brain," explains why everyone should come to the "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" DVD release party and reads two VERY entertaining Amazon.com reviews of his films.

Also included: another "bad" joke from Dr. Bob Tesla of Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob and the conclusion of "The Perfect World," one of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's scripts for his unproduced "Twilight Zone"-inspired series "The Phantom Files."

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!

March 11, 2017 - 1:30PM, $10 at the door (Cast/Crew/Orchestra members are free!)
Join us in celebrating Monster Day 2017 at the "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" DVD release party!

Filmed during the initial run of the show in July 2016, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm has finally finished putting together a DVD of the performance! Cast, crew and the orchestra of the show (plus several Mihmiverse mainstays) will be in attendance! DVDs, CDs and other Mihmiverse merchandise will be on sale at the event!

IMPORTANT! The first event-specific Monsters of the Mihmiverse ultra-rare trading card will be available at this event! The only way to get one is AT THE EVENT...or you can ask someone who IS attending to pick one up for you!

The Little Grand Theater, 102 West Grand Avenue, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
March 16-19, 2017
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will be a guest at the 13th annual All-Con in Dallas, TX! Mr. Mihm will host panels on filmmaking, screen several of his films and sell Mihmiverse merchandise in the vendor room!

Crowne Plaza Addison, 14315 Midway Road, Addison, TX
March 25, 2017 - 9:30AM–11:00PM
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, first lady of the Mihmiverse, Stephanie Mihm, and several Mihmiverse stars will be selling merch and signing autographs at EgoCon in Stevens Point, WI!

Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center, Highway 10 East, Stevens Point, WI
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 Killer Shrews (1959)
Directed by Ray Kellogg
Starring James Best and Ingrid Goude

A "hunky" boat captain (played by a young James Best who is best known as Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane from "The Dukes of Hazzard!") and his loyal sidekick hunker down on a mysterious island to escape an approaching hurricane. There they find a group of scientists engrossed in some rather questionable research. Naturally, the scientists' well-intended "science" involves atomic radiation that inadvertently creates voracious shrews the size of large dogs—which is exactly what the film uses to portray the mutated creatures: dogs wearing bad doggie-monster mutant shrew costumes! With the giant storm bearing down, the small group is stuck in the scientists' cabin/compound while the extremely hungry nocturnal beasties try to fight their way in! The rest of the plot is pieced together using nearly every cliché of the 1950s B-movie genre—including a beautiful blonde female scientist, her weasly, jealous ex-boyfriend who isn't very happy when she takes a liking to the new guy, science run amok, out-of-control mutated creatures, running, screaming, questionable acting, so-bad-it's-good writing, and a ridiculous resolution. All things considered, a movie this bad should not be this dang entertaining. At a forgiving 69 minutes, "The Killer Shrews" is a fun ride filled with all the things that make classic B-movies so enjoyable. It's one of my favorites, and I highly recommend this film for all connoisseurs of retro drive-in cinema!
— Christopher R. Mihm
Brain Freeze!

In honor of the next Mihmiverse film, "Demon with the Atomic Brain," which is now in production, we present some trivia that may or may not freeze your brain. See if you can identify these cold, cheesy classics—all with the word "brain" in the title.

1. (1955) Richard Denning starred in this film about an ex-Nazi mad scientist who uses radio-controlled atomic-powered zombies in his quest to return an exiled mob boss to power.

2. (1957) Legendary B-movie actor John Agar led the cast in this film about a powerful criminal from another planet who assumes the body of scientist Steve March in a quest to control the world. Val, a good guy from the same planet, works with March's future wife Sally to defeat the menace.

3. (1958) Parasites from the center of the Earth have invested the town of Riverdale, Illinois and taken control of the local authorities. It's up to a small band of unaffected townsfolk to stop the infestation. Ed Nelson starred, with Leonard Nimoy in a featured role.

4. (1962) A doctor experimenting with transplant techniques keeps his girlfriend's head alive after it was decapitated in a car crash, and goes looking for a new body. Obscure hint: This is one of the few horror films that has been turned into a stage musical, along with "Little Shop of Horrors" and "The Monster of Phantom Lake."

5. (1971) Amir, the benevolent ruler of Kalid, dies and is flown to the United States where the nefarious Dr. Trenton transplants his brain into the body of a simpleton in a classic "assistant got the wrong kind of body" plot line. It's up to Amir's friend Bob and wife Tracy to save the day. Grant Williams led the cast.
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
— Mike Cook
There are many interesting moments in science. I'm going to give you a little trip into one moment that makes Pluto's re-classification look smooth! I am Dr. Bob Tesla and here is that moment.

On January 1st, 1801, Giuseppe Piazzi from Sicily discovered what everyone thought was a new planet between Mars and Jupiter. It was named Ceres after the Roman god of agriculture. It was a little small, true, but it helped fill in the large gap all the astronomers had noticed between Mars and Jupiter and our solar system had a new planet...for about a year.

In 1802, Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovered Pallas in the same orbital area and then Karl L. Harding found Juno out there as well! More and more of these "tiny planets" were being found impossibly sharing the same orbital area. That's when William Herschel came up with a new classification called "asteroid" and this region of space between Mars and Jupiter became known as an asteroid belt. These small hunks of rock never had a chance to coalesce into a planet because of the gravitational might of Jupiter. Unlike the asteroid belts shown to us in movies, the real asteroid belt has plenty of "space" between each asteroid and it's quite easy to fly between them, no matter what C-3PO will try to tell you. So little Ceres went from the newest planet in our solar system to being just the first asteroid out of many in just a few short years. And that's the way it stayed until 2006.

On August 24th, 2006, a new classification was created: the "dwarf planet" class. This term came about because of the rise of additional planetoids found out by Pluto. These objects were large (some larger than Pluto!) but they all were scattered about in orbits beyond Neptune. Everyone was in a hubbub about Pluto being "demoted" to a dwarf planet classification, but I think some people should have been cheering because Ceres got "promoted" to it! Truthfully, the planets don't care what we call them (if we wanted to start calling Ceres "Bob" instead, it would keep right on spinning) but I think we should be happy that Ceres got a little bump in status. Pluto got to be called a planet for 76 years and Ceres only got called that for about 3. Now, they are both founding members of the "dwarf planet" class and that's pretty special. And, just like Pluto was visited by the New Horizons spacecraft a couple of years ago, Ceres was visited by the Dawn spacecraft! It made interesting discoveries about this little round body, such as it used to have a water core and the possibility of microbial life. Ceres is proof that there are discoveries to be made in every corner of the solar system, no matter how small.
Come out to the season 6 premiere of Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob on
February 11th to see "This Woods is Cursed" 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" and "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter" 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. "Creature with the Atom Brain," 2. "The Brain from Planet Arous," 3. "The Brain Eaters," 4. "The Brain that Wouldn't Die," 5. "Brain of Blood"

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