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With the release of "Destination: Outer Space" a full month behind us, it seems writer/director Christopher R. Mihm just doesn't want to stop! If you missed the big announcement made recently on SaintEuphoria.com, the online home of the films of Christopher R. Mihm, the next Mihmiverse film will be...
"Attack of the Moon Zombies!"
Apparently, Mr. Mihm has decided that, for his next effort, he wants to return to "his first cinematic love:" MONSTER MOVIES! With "Attack of the Moon Zombies," he promises a return to the "scares and laughs" of his directorial debut, "The Monster of Phantom Lake!" Consider us intrigued by the notion!
"Attack of the Moon Zombies" takes place twenty years after the events of "Terror from Beneath the Earth" and concerns a character originally introduced in that film: Dr. Vincent Edwards (again played by the insanely talented Mike Cook). Living on a scientific outpost on the moon, Dr. Edwards is on the verge of retirement and a subsequent return to Earth. While training his replacement, the two stumble upon a seemingly impossible discovery: alien plant life on the lunar surface! Unfortunately, exposure to the spores of this otherworldly flora cause instant death. Too bad those killed by them don't stay dead, and instead want nothing more than to replicate!
For the first time, a Mihmiverse film will feature creature designs by someone other than writer/director Christopher R. Mihm. For "Attack of the Moon Zombies," those duties will be performed by the talented-as-heck Mitch Gonzales. Mitch was last featured as multiple characters in "Destination: Outer Space" and is the man who designed and built Ge'off, the bulbous-eyed alien cyclops creature featured in the film's "cantina scene!" We're told Mr. Mihm is still very much involved as a consultant in the design process and the final look will fit VERY WELL into the Mihmiverse pantheon of monsters!
"Attack of the Moon Zombies" features a recognizable cast of Mihmiverse regulars, including monster-of-all-trades Michael Kaiser and Shannon McDonough in her first role other than as Julie Ann Saint Marie -- a character she has portrayed in three of the five completed Mihmiverse films! The cast is rounded out by a few names you may not be familiar with, including Minnesota-based actor Douglas Sidney, who has appeared in a myriad of locally produced films. The movie has been in active development for a while and, should everything fall into place correctly, is tentatively scheduled to be released next spring -- just in time for the Memorial Day weekend at the Hi-way 18 Outdoor Theatre!
Lastly, in honor of this momentous announcement, and because of the program's tremendous past success, the associate producer program is back!
For a small monetary investment, all associate producers will be entitled to having a name of their choosing listed in the closing credits of the new film, five (5) copies of the finished film on DVD, a pair of collector's tickets to the premiere, a customized, frame-able document certifying their participation in the program, AND you may be randomly chosen to be interviewed for this very newsletter (see the Meet the Associate Producers section below)!
If you missed out last time on this very cool program, now is your chance to jump onboard and become a part of Mihmiverse history! Visit the merchandise page at SaintEuphoria.com to find out how!
| CLASSIC MOVIE OF THE MONTH
|Cat Women of the Moon (1953)
Directed by Arthur Hilton.
Starring Sonny Tufts, Victor Jory, and Marie Windsor.
The first manned mission to the moon lands to find nothing but a barren, lifeless hunk of rock... or so it seems at first! When the lone female of the ship's crew begins to exhibit strange symptoms, she inexplicably leads her shipmates to a cave with a breathable atmosphere. And over-sized, very unconvincing spider puppets. And women in cat suits who do strange dances because their atmosphere has been reduced to a continuously shrinking pocket and the population of their once shining civilization has dwindled to a handful of angry females. Without the love of men, the women have grown bitter and must find a way to escape before it's too late. Luckily, these strange alien women are extremely telepathic-ish, even across vast interstellar distances. Unfortunately, their extra-sensory gifts don't work on men, so they're stuck using their OTHER gifts (read: sex appeal) to force the men of the crew to teach them how to fly their rocket back to Earth where they plan on taking over. Will they succeed? Does it really matter? Since announcing my next film as "Attack of the Moon Zombies," it seems appropriate that this month's classic film is "Cat Women of the Moon," a film that goes so far into "bad" territory that it crosses over that imaginary line and becomes awesome! Literally EVERYTHING about this film screams TERRIBLE -- but in all the right ways! If you like movies piled high with extra cheese, this should DEFINITELY be near the top of your list!
Christopher R. Mihm
| MEET THE ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS!
Welcome to the Meet the Associate Producers section of the newsletter! Since so many fans and supporters have contributed and become associate producers, we wanted to take time to highlight some of these wonderful people! Thus, every month between now and the release of "Attack of the Moon Zombies," we will randomly choose and interview one of them.
This month we interview über-fan David Lund!
Introduce yourself to the Mihmiverse!
Hi, I'm David Lund. I have been married for 32+ years to the lovely Jane Curry (pictured). We live in an old house in south Minneapolis, with two cats and a snow blower (to steal one of Jane's lines). I am mostly retired these days.
When and how did you discover the films of Christopher R. Mihm?
I first read about Christopher R. Mihm's films on the internet. After a couple Netflix rentals, I was hooked. I was transported back to my movie-going youth, watching double- and triple-features of black and white films with monsters and aliens and pseudo-techno-babble. Great fun!
Which of the five released films is your favorite and why?
Tough to pick a favorite among the five Christopher R. Mihm epics-to-date. Perhaps "Cave Women on Mars," because of the spot-on performance of Rachel Grubb with her sultry voice.
You recently became an associate producer of the next Mihmiverse film. Why?
I contributed to "Attack of the Moon Zombies" to thank Mr. Mihm for the joy his past films have brought me, and to encourage him to "keep up the good work."
Interested in becoming an associate producer? For a miniscule monetary investment, all associate producers will get their name listed in the end credits of next year's "Attack of the Moon Zombies," a pair of collector's tickets to the premiere, five copies of the film on DVD, and a frame-able certificate with their name and title -- perfect for your own "wall of fame!"
Visit the merchandise page at SaintEuphoria.com, the online home of the films of Christopher R. Mihm, for more information. Who knows? Maybe next month we'll be interviewing YOU!
| CALENDAR OF EVENTS
|July 2, 3, 10, 16, 24, & 31 and August 14
Shannon McDonough (Julie Ann Saint Marie) dances and sings for Ovation: A Tribute to the Music of Prince at various venues across Minnesota.
Check out the group's website at: ovationmusicgroup.com for specific locations, times and ticket information.
|July 23 - 9:00pm
"Destination: Outer Space" invades the third annual Omaha Science Fiction and Fantasy Festival with a screening hosted by writer/director Christopher R. Mihm. Several Mihmiverse stars are scheduled to be in attendance.
Comfort Inn & Suites, 7007 Grover Street, Omaha, NE
|August 13 - 7:00pm, $5.00 at the door
Sid Korpi (Eh'Donish Woman) will be reading excerpts from her book "Good Grief: Finding Peace After Pet Loss" at Dog Days of Stockholm.
Historic Stockholm School House, Stockholm, WI
| ONLINE, ETC.
|Mitch Obrecht (B'Kee) is interviewed in the new Sookie Stackhouse "True Blood" book "Truly Madly Deadly," a study of fans of the TV series and books. On sale in a bookstore near you!
|Mike Mason (Lobo/Dr. Frasier) has started to compile a series of short videos he's put together on biking. Visit his YouTube channel to check them out! And don't forget to comment and rate the videos!
|Keep track of all Sid Korpi's (Eh'donish Woman) signings, appearances, and other promotional events for her book "Good Grief: Finding Peace After Pet Loss" by visiting the appearances page at her website: www.goodgriefpetloss.com.
|The entries seem to be fewer and farther between, but Justen Overlander (Jonathan/Sheriff Elliott) is still updating his personal entertainment industry blog (mn2la.blogspot.com) and Minneapolis Independent Film Industry column at Examiner.com.
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