MAJOR exclusive news concerning writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's next film, "The Late Night Double Feature!"

According to Mr. Mihm, the first half of the film, "Reform School Girls vs. The Space Monster," has been canceled. Mr. Mihm gave several reasons as to why but, according to him, the only one that truly matters is that he was never 100% satisfied with the final script. And, with the story being so dependent on fair weather, it would take too long to mold the script into something that would live up to his standards before the colder Minnesota weather sets in. Thus, the film has been tabled but NOT scrapped forever!

What does this mean for the future of "The Late Night Double Feature?" Mr. Mihm tells us that the "double feature" angle will survive, as will the second half, "The Wall People." As of publication of this newsletter, plans are to replace the "Reform School Girls vs. The Space Monster" half with "X: The Fiend from Beyond Space," a story rumored to take place further in the future (2014 to be exact!) than any Mihmiverse story to date, though still told from the perspective of the 1950s (naturally). Mr. Mihm has also hinted at the return of a certain character (again played by the same actor) from 2011's fan-favorite Mihmiverse film, "Attack of the Moon Zombies!" Who that is, we don't know yet! When we know, we'll let you know!

Cool screening news to report! "The Giant Spider" has joined the B-Movie Road Tour, a summer screening series highlighting the best in B-movies with the distinct purpose of re-igniting America's love with the art form!

Starting in August, the tour will bring the best of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's family-friendly, 1950s-inspired films to more people than ever before! As part of the tour, "The Giant Spider" will screen at over 130 theaters and drive-ins across the United States, with more being added all the time!

For more information about the tour, visit the tour's website at:

For the first time ever, two of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's films are available on Blu-ray disc: "House of Ghosts" and "The Giant Spider!"

Presented in full 1080p HD, these movie-only discs include English audio and subtitles, and are produced on-demand using recordable Blu-ray (BD-R) media.

They are now available for $9.99 plus $2.50 shipping and handling for Blu-ray only or $14.99 plus $3.50 shipping and handling for Blu-ray plus DVD. These Blu-ray discs contain ONLY the film, while all DVDs are full retail versions (loaded with special features).

"House of Ghosts" (2012)
Blu-ray only

Blu-ray + DVD

"The Giant Spider" (2013)
Blu-ray only

Blu-ray + DVD

Check here if the shipping address is outside of the U.S.
IMPORTANT! This bears repeating: these Blu-ray editions are produced on-demand using recordable Blu-ray media (BD-R). Recordable Blu-ray media (BD-R) is slightly less reliable and more prone to malfunction than replicated media. Blu-ray discs sold through this site are MOVIE ONLY and DO NOT contain the same special features available on the DVD versions of the films. Please keep this in mind when ordering.

The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Bonfire Podcast is now available for download and this month, things are a little different. Instead of the usual "guest(s)-around-the-bonfire," we're presenting two special "The Giant Spider" premiere themed episodes: one recorded the night before the world premiere and the other a week later.

The Giant Spider
Super-fan Premiere Edition — recorded on May 21st, 2013, (the night before the world premiere of "The Giant Spider"), writer/director Christopher R. Mihm is joined in the podcast basement (rain... again) by a group of regulars and out-of-town super-fans including podcast hosts Rhuby 'n' Hater, the first lady of the Mihmiverse, Stephanie Mihm, Modesto, CA residents (and longtime fans) Diane Perrault and Mike Plows, and Rick Hutchins from Boston. Also, the podcast crew is visited by local ABC affiliate TV reporter Nick Winkler!

Decompression Session — a week has passed since the world premiere of "The Giant Spider" and hosts Rhuby 'n' Hater, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and the first lady of the Mihmiverse, Stephanie Mihm, return to the basement (rain... AGAIN) to discuss their impressions of the film's fabulous premiere!

The Mihmiverse Bonfire Podcast was created as a supplement to this newsletter and will be released on or around the 15th of every month. Moderated by hosts Rhuby 'n' Hater, this free-to-download monthly audiocast offers exclusive news, interviews with the folks who make the Mihmiverse possible, shameless self-promotion and original recurring content!

If you'd like to ask a question of the hosts, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, or any of the show's upcoming guest(s), click HERE to submit your queries! If we like them, we may even include them in a future podcast! OR, you can "like" the Mihmiverse Bonfire Podcast page on Facebook and "participate" by posting to the podcast's wall during recording!

Every month, the Mihmiverse Monthly, the official newsletter of the films of Christopher R. Mihm, includes an ever-changing array of guest-written columns.

This month you'll find:
  • From the Mihmiverse Test Kitchens
    The first lady of the Mihmiverse, Stephanie Mihm (Rosemary/Ursula), shares her favorite recipes that are sure to satisfy any monster-sized appetite!
  • Classic Movie Trivia
    Mike Cook (Gustav/Dr. Edwards) uses the skills learned when he was the coordinator of AOL's Trivia Channel to bring you trivia with a classic film theme!
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for other columns, OR if you're interested in writing one, please contact us at and let us know what you think!

The Unearthly (1957)
Directed by Boris Petroff.
Starring John Carradine and Allison Hayes.

Strange things are afoot in horror legend John Carradine's laboratory! Posing as a brilliant psychologist, Dr. Charles Conway owns a creepy house in the middle of nowhere where people go to "get away for a while" and deal with their "problems." Unfortunately, once they arrive and are deemed "worthy" of Dr. Conway's "treatments," their problems REALLY begin! Seems the good doctor (mad scientist, really) has come up with what he believes to be the secret... to life... itself! Apparently, it has something to do with glands, and if he can somehow create and successfully implant a synthetic one into the human body, people will live forever and/or never get sick. The problem is that every one of his unwilling guinea pigs/human subjects becomes a horrific mutant! The bulk of the story plays a bit like an old film noir, complete with classic character types and a great double-cross twist near the end. John Carradine does "creepy" like few others and the cast includes Ed Wood regular Tor Johnson as his simple, hulking assistant Lobo—also the inspiration for war vet Michael Kaiser's nickname in "The Monster of Phantom Lake." The film is quite effective at building an atmosphere of uneasiness, with the final payoff bordering on "Twilight Zone" greatness. Overall, it's a wonderful classic creeper with what has to be one of the greatest posters ever... at least, if you're into that sort of thing!

— Christopher R. Mihm

The definition of a "hot dish" is a hot meal cooked and served in a casserole dish, usually consisting of meat and vegetables, often with pasta. This particular hot dish is a cheesy, chickeny, vegetabley, noodley and very delicious meal-in-one that is very satisfying and I couldn't wait to share!

Pizza Pasta Salad
Chicken Noodle Casserole

  • 5 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) reduced-fat reduced-sodium condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
In a large saucepan, cook noodles according to package directions, adding the peas, celery and carrot during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Drain.

Stir in the chicken, corn, soup, 1 cup cheese, onion, green and red peppers and pepper. Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.

Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Yield: 8 servings

If you are feeling extra hungry, serve with a garden salad and rolls. All my monsters thought this was a yummy success and seconds were had by all! This dish gets 5 out of 5 "space monsters!"

You can find this recipe (and many more like it) and its corresponding nutrition information on the Taste of Home website!
— Stephanie Mihm

Author! Author!

Christopher R. Mihm writes his own screenplays, but some of the most famous horror and sci-fi films of all time were adapted from stories written by legendary writers of science fiction and horror. We'll give you the film, you name the author who wrote the original story.

#1: Frankenstein (1931)

#2: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1931)

#3: The Invisible Man (1933)

#4: (The Fall of the) House of Usher (1960)

#5: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

#6: Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

#7: Re-Animator (1985)

Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.

— Mike Cook

Tuesday Nights - 9:00PM

Andy Wilkins (The Medium) hosts a trivia night at the Green Mill in Eagan, Minnesota!

Green Mill, 1940 Rahncliff Road, Eagan, MN
July 7

"La Giganta Araneo" ("The Giant Spider" in Esperanto) will screen at the 61st Annual Congress of Esperanto-USA

William Peace University, 15 East Peace Street, Raleigh, NC
July 18 & 28

Sid Korpi (Leigh/Administrator Ripley) will be performing as part of the cast of "'Til Death Do Us Part," an interactive comedic mystery experience, with the Murder Mystery Company.

The Old Spaghetti Factory, 233 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
July 20-27

The Esperanto language version of "The Giant Spider" will screen at the 98th Annual World Congress of Esperanto in Reykjavik, Iceland!

Visit the event's website for location and travel information!
July 24-28

Mike Cook (Dr. Edwards/Harlan/Gustav) will be portraying Howard Cunningham in the musical version of "Happy Days," presented by the Eau Claire Children's Theatre.

State Theatre, 316 Eau Claire Street, Eau Claire, WI
July 27 - midnight

Catherine Hansen will be playing Janet in the shadow cast for "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."

The Uptown Theatre, 2906 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
August 1 - 9:30PM

"The Giant Spider" screens FOR FREE at the Lake 5 Theatre for a very special edition of Edwood Grimm's Thursday Night Fright, a bi-monthly event that features classic horror films like 1931's "Dracula," 1956's "Forbidden Planet," and 1958's "The Blob!"

Lake 5 Theatre, 1480 South Lake Street, Forest Lake, MN
August 6 & 11

Sid Korpi (Leigh/Administrator Ripley) will be performing as part of the cast of "'Til Death Do Us Part," an interactive comedic mystery experience, with the Murder Mystery Company.

The Old Spaghetti Factory, 233 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
Starting August 9

"The Giant Spider" joins the B-Movie Road Tour, a summer screening series highlighting the best in B-movies with the distinct purpose of re-igniting America's love with the art form!

Visit the tour's website ( for exact dates, times and locations!
August 9-11 & 16-18

J. Andrew Wilkins (The Medium) will be producing "Everybody Loves Opal" for Expressions Community Theater.

Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Avenue, Lakeville, MN
August 17-18 & 24-25

Deanne McDonald (Elizabeth) will be playing Rosalind in "As You Like It" with The Traveling Players

Hamlin Park, 3035 North Hoyne Avenue, Chicago, IL
August 23 - 8:00PM

Friday Fright Night presents a special FREE screening of "The Giant Spider" at the Time Community Theater in Oshkosh!

Time Community Theater, 445 North Main Street, Oshkosh, WI

Check out another web commercial from Mr. Zero's below, featuring Dr. Ivan Cryptosis, the official horror host of the Mihmiverse!

"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" and "The Giant Spider" DVDs are now available at, the online home of the films of Christopher R. Mihm.

In addition, exclusive movie posters, patches, collectibles and other merchandise are now in stock. Everything is available in extremely limited quantities, so get yours today before they run out!

Mihmiverse Movie Trivia answers:
1. Mary Shelley, 2. Robert Louis Stevenson, 3. H.G. Wells, 4. Edgar Allan Poe, 5. Arthur C. Clarke, 6. Ray Bradbury, 7. H.P. Lovecraft


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