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"The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us" World Premiere
April 29, 2020 — doors at 6:30PM, movie at 7:30PM

The 15th Mihmiverse film in as many years, "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us," is complete, and that means it's time for another 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 the title creature, a silent auction and more! DVDs, Blu-Rays, posters, exclusive collectibles, and other merchandise will be on sale at the event! AND, the first The Art of the Mihmiverse rare card will be available EXCLUSIVELY at this event!

Advance ticket holders will also receive an exclusive, collectible, individually-numbered ticket for every admission purchased!

IMPORTANT! Interest in this event is EXTREMELY HIGH and, in addition to the film having a large cast (all of whom receive complimentary admittance), we've already pre-sold a considerable number of tickets to contributors! 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.

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.

"The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us" World Premiere Advance Tickets
$10.00 each

Now that "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us" is complete, principal photography of the NEXT Mihmiverse film, "That Which Lurks in the Dark" has begun...AND, we have photographic proof!

The photo above shows the moment two characters meet. One we already know: Tyler Haines (right) reprising the role he originated in"Demon with the Atomic Brain," and a never-before-seen character played by an actor fresh to the Mihmiverse, Jesse Griffith! Admittedly, the image doesn't show very much but, since the production has only completed two days worth of filming, we'll take whatever we can get!

The original intention was to release "That Which Lurks in the Dark" this Spring, but shooting the film had to be postponed due to scheduling conflicts. In the end, it seems to have been a good thing because it allowed writer/director Christopher R. Mihm to write and direct the movie premiering in a few months! And although it has been delayed, "That Which Lurks in the Dark" is still on track to be made, and every actor originally cast over a year ago is back and ready to go!

With the film FINALLY in active production, we encourage you to contribute to "That Which Lurks in the Dark" and get your name in the end credits—and help ensure the production is completed)!

In writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's first true horror comedy, it's New Year's Eve and the Phantom Lake Lonely Hearts Club is holding its annual celebration. When the night's festivities are interrupted by a distant explosion and subsequent blackout, its members are forced to deal with 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!

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, frame-able document certifying their contribution, 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 even 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!

"That Which Lurks in the Dark"
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.


To celebrate the 15-year anniversary of the beginnings of the Mihmiverse ("The Monster of Phantom Lake" was written and filmed in 2005), we proudly announce the release of the second set of Mihmiverse trading cards: The Art of the Mihimverse!

This new series of trading cards consists of 24 individual cards (23 art cards, one cover/checklist) and were personally designed by writer/director Christopher R. Mihm.

This high-quality collectible comes on the heels of the The Monsters of the Mihmiverse trading card set, which recently released its final rare card (found in the 2019 Mihmiverse Mystery Box). With this new set, you'll find an image of a different piece of Mihmiverse art on the front of each card, with a description of the movie to which it is associated on the back!

These sets will be available for an EXTREMELY limited time and in RIDICULOUSLY small quantities. AND, certain ultra-rare cards will begin popping up at events and only be available AT THAT EVENT. The first The Art of the Mihmiverse rare card is slated to be found at the forthcoming "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us" world premiere!

IMPORTANT! This item will be manufactured once a minimum sales threshold has been reached and, with them having been on sale for a few days, we're already halfway there! Once this collectible is put into full production, all orders will be shipped in a protective, hard-plastic case specifically designed to keep your cards in mint condition!

The Art of the Mihmiverse Trading Cards
$19.99 (+$4.99 shipping & handling)

You can now own a copy of the newly-commissioned, official Mihmiverse promotional photo taken by Christi Jean Williams (Mrs. Davis in "Queen of Snakes") of Grinkie Photography!

Every 8x10 photo will personally be signed by writer/director Christopher R. Mihm! Order NOW!

Signed Mihmiverse Monsters 8" x 10" Photo
$9.99 (FREE shipping & handling!)

Angry at her daughter/ caretaker for being directly responsible for her paraplegia, the reclusive Mrs. Crawford accidentally receives a package containing a mysterious amulet. The ancient treasure grants her the horrific powers of a lesser Norse goddess known as the Queen of Snakes and, in a quest to control them, becomes a danger to herself...and potentially the ENTIRE WORLD!

The disc contains a high quality digital transfer of the film and several exclusive special features, including a blooper reel, two photo galleries, featurettes, feature-length commentary with writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, English subtitles, Esperanto audio & subtitles and much more!

Feature Run Time: 1 hour, 9 minutes. Color, Widescreen, NOT RATED.

$9.99 (DVD) / $19.99 (Blu-Ray)
(+$3.99 shipping & handling)

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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Almost every Mihmiverse film is currently available to be streamed on Amazon Prime—including the latest release, "Queen of Snakes!" However, Amazon has recently taken a "hostile stance" toward independent films on its service. Many films of a particularly lower-budget stripe are starting to be pulled (without explanation) in an attempt by the company to "clean up" its movie selection. Unfortunately, the works of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm have not been immune.

The first Mihmiverse film to be dropped from their service was "Destination: Outer Space" and, unfortunately, once removed, it CANNOT be resubmitted and will NEVER be reconsidered by the service. There was no explanation beyond a vague boilerplate response about "customer quality standards." "Destination: Outer Space" was the first Mihmiverse film to have a "star rating" slip below three and, as far as we can tell, that's the biggest reason it was dropped.

For a majority of people around the world, streaming has become the de facto home delivery method for movies, and having the films of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm available on one of the largest services is important to help keep future Mihmiverse projects coming!

To make sure the films STAY on Amazon Prime, we need your help—and it's easy to do! Simply stream any Mihmiverse film from beginning to end. This is particularly important as films that are started but not finished are usually flagged as "problematic," so make sure you run each film through to its end credits!

Once you've finished watching something, give it a star rating... but only if your star rating is AT LEAST three. Anything below three stars negatively affects the film and potentially drags it below the "three star" removal threshold. If you feel so inclined, give it a review, but be honest! Tell the world what you think and maybe even let others know that there are MORE Mihmiverse films available to watch on the service! THEN, encourage everyone you know to do the same! The more streaming minutes the 'verse gets, the more likely the films will remain—so feel free to view (and rate!) the entire collection!

Thank you for your help!
The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast has arrived!

This month, host writer/director Christopher R. Mihm promotes the upcoming world premiere of "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us," discusses the plethora of other in-the-works Mihmiverse projects, and reveals how YOU can help get the new Mihmiverse Roku channel off the ground!

Also included: Another piece of Mr. Mihm's "epic" poetry, "The Kansas City Crypt" with Monster Movie Kid Rich Chamberlain, and another "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 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!

February 23, 2020 - 4:00PM, $5.00
Christopher R. Mihm returns to the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson, TX for the Texas premiere of "Queen of Snakes!"

Alamo Drafthouse, 100 South Central Expressway #14, Richardson, TX
March 12-15, 2020
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will be a guest at 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 North Dallas, 14315 Midway Road, Addison, TX
March 26, 2020 - 7:30PM, FREE
"The Giant Spider" closes out the Edwood Grimm's Thursday Night Fright season with a very special "Christopher R. Mihm Night" screening of the Mihmiverse's most popular film!

Lake 5 Theatre, 1480 South Lake Street, Forest Lake, MN
March 28, 2020 - 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, 1001 Amber Avenue, 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!
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 Doug & Wendy Brem!

Introduce yourself to the Mihmiverse!
We are Doug & Wendy Brem from Milwaukee, WI. We are both huge movie buffs and love all sorts of films from super cheesy sci-fi to horror and musicals, etc., etc.!

When and how did you discover the films of Christopher R. Mihm?
Doug is a huge supporter of independent films, so a friend turned us on to "The Monster of Phantom Lake." After watching that, we had the pleaseure of meeting Shannon McDonough (Julie Ann Saint Marie/Zita Marczak) at the All Night Flea Market in Wheaton, IL where we bought a copy of "It Came from Another World!" After that, we were hooked and are proud to say we now own all of the films of the Mihmiverse on DVD AND Blu-Ray!

If you had to pick just ONE, which of the Mihmiverse films would be your favorite?
After much debate it was decided that Doug's favorite is "The Monster of Phantom Lake" and Wendy's is "Demon With the Atomic Brain." It was quite difficult to pick just one!

Tell us how you, in particular, show your "Mihmiverse pride!"
We both tell everyone who will listen how much fun the movies are! Wendy has contributed props for the next movie ("The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us," while Doug's band RatBatSpider is working on a tribute song about the Mihmiverse!

(Editorial note: This is the first writer/director Christopher R. Mihm has heard about this and, in addition to being quite touched, he's beyond excited to hear the result!)

Where would you like to see the Mihmiverse go in the future?
Doug would love to see a movie where all of the Mihmiverse monsters appear in the same story line. Wendy would love to see a good mystery!
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!
Brain from Planet Arous (1957)
Directed by Nathan Juran
Starring John Agar and Joyce Meadows

After an alien spacecraft crash lands in the desert, a friendly, mild-mannered scientist (played by B-movie regular John Agar) discovers a brilliantly-awful-looking floating brain creature (with glowing eyes, naturally). The extraterrestrial quickly takes over the scientist's mind and body... and gets inexplicably and uncontrollably horny for the man's girlfriend. Of course, this unusually lusty behavior tips her off that something's not right with her man. Most of the time, the guy looks and seems almost normal, BUT, when the alien manifests its telepathically destructive (and seemingly unlimited) powers, the actor dons a pair of shiny silver contacts that make it clear this cheesy brain creature is NOT to be messed with! Needless to say, the story is ridiculous. The performances are over-the-top, atomic weapons are involved (sort of), death and destruction rains down upon the human race and the alien meets a rather gruesome end involving an axe. Overall, this is one of the best of the worst I have ever seen. The silver contact lenses scared the living heck out of my son when he was six, but most people will simply find them to be just the right amount of B-movie "awful!" If you like your "drive-in era" films with extra cheddar (with a side of gouda and slathered in nacho cheese), this one is definitely for you!
— Christopher R. Mihm
A Bowl of Serials!

Between 1950 and 1953, the movie studios produced 8 science fiction serials—and then stopped! In fact, after 1953, there were NO serials of ANY kind produced by a major studio for several years. ("Star Wars" and Indiana Jones kick-started the "full length" serial genre in the '70s and '80s, respectively.)

To honor the beginning of the end, 70 years ago, we present a list of these final 8 sci-fi serials, and a separate list of trivia about them. Match 'em up and you'll be Grrreat!. (And no, Booberry, Frankenberry and Count Chocula are not the serials you're looking for.)

1. (1950) "Flying Disc Man from Mars"
2. (1950) "The Invisible Monster"
3. (1951) "Captain Video: Master of the Stratosphere"
4. (1951) "Mysterious Island"
5. (1952) "Radar Men from the Moon"
6. (1952) "Zombies of the Stratosphere"
7. (1953) "Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe"
8. (1953) "The Lost Planet"

A. From Republic Pictures, 12 25-minute episodes about climate change and the aliens behind it! A sonic-powered one-man flying suit with an aerodynamic helmet and a new specially-designed rocketship are both a part of the solution.
B. From Republic Pictures, 12 13-minute episodes about a planet worried about Earth's foray into atomic weapons and how they plan to stop it. Nazis, criminals and ray guns, oh my!
C. From Columbia Pictures, 15 15-minute episodes about a Civil War POW who escapes in a hot air balloon and crash lands in a strange land where he encounters Captain Nemo from "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." You read that correctly.
D. From Columbia Pictures, 15 chapters about an interplanetary menace, an evil alien dictator and a traitorous earth scientist. It's the only serial of ANY kind to be based on a TV show.
E. From Columbia Pictures, 15 chapters about Dr. Grood and his quest to rule the universe! Rex, Tim, Edmund and Ella might have something to say about that.
F. From Republic Pictures, 12 episodes about a would-be dictator and scientist who uses a special formula to help rob a bank...but he eventually gets caught and dies while trying to escape. It's a sci-fi AND a crime serial.
G. From Republic Pictures,12 chapters about a mysterious force from outer space that can wipe out military bases and important industrial complexes. Will our hero and his trusty employees save the day?
H. From Republic Pictures: 12 episodes about Martian invaders planning to use hydrogen bombs to blow Earth out of its orbit. Robots are involved. Leonard Nimoy is in this one!
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
— Mike Cook
Did you know that "The Monster 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.
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-B, 2-F, 3-D, 4-C, 5-G, 6-H, 7-A, 8-E

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