As the summer begins and the world premiere of "Danny Johnson Saves The World" fades into memory, we look toward the future of the Mihmiverse. With ten films completed in as many years, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm is taking a well-deserved year off from the rigors of the feature film making process and has turned his attention toward new Mihmiverse-related adventures.
First and foremost, he has sanctioned the creation of the official Mihmverse fan club! Designed as a way for fans to be more involved in the Mihmiverse and the direction it takes, members are entitled to a myriad of benefits including exclusive merchandise, pre-sale access to cool stuff, invitations to members-only events and much, much more! For around $4 a month (less than the price of most cups of coffee), you too can be a part of the fun. PLUS, every member gets a cool membership card, a hand-signed welcome letter and will be enrolled in one of the two fan club "factions," (Monsters or Moon Zombies) which will be important for future team events, games and contests!
If you'd like to join the official fan club of the films of Christopher R. Mihm, click HERE!
As for other projects, Mr. Mihm has told us he has "a million ideas" BUT, they will all have to wait as he teams up with Mike Cook (Gustav/Dr. Edwards) and composer/lyricist Adam Boll to adapt the first Mihmiverse film, "The Monster of Phantom Lake," into a full-on stage musical! If you were one of the lucky attendees of the "The Late Night Double Feature" premiere pre-party (the first "Night Before the Thing"), you were treated to a live "first draft" selection from the play.
Much of the preliminary work is complete and, as of now, Mr. Mihm is working on the script while Mr. Boll continues to hone the score and songs. If everything works out just right, the plan is to publicly debut the finished play on March 9th, 2016the 10th anniversary of the release of the film on which it's based. Rest assured, we will keep you updated as this story develops!
This all region, NTSC DVD contains an ultra-high-quality, widescreen presentation of the film, English and Esperanto audio and subtitles and exclusive bonus features and featurettes, including an exclusive Canoe Cops cartoon (in color!), a blooper reel, the official trailer, a photo gallery, film introductions by horror hosts Dr. Ivan Cryptosis and Dr. Bob Tesla, audio commentary with writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and lead puppeteer Stephanie Mihm, and more!
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If you'd like to see the latest Mihmiverse film, "Danny Johnson Saves The World," in a theater (where it absolutely deserves to be seen!) or would simply like to meet writer/director Christopher R. Mihm (and pick up signed copies of his films), here are some cool events coming up in the next couple months...
...and MANY MORE!
- Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob holds the Ohio premiere of "Danny Johnson Saves The World" on July 11th! Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, first lady of the Mihmiverse Stephanie Mihm and several Mihmiverse stars will be in attendance and a Q&A will follow the screening. This event is free AND the first ten people in the door will get a free poster!
- Over the weekend of July 24th, come visit the Mihmiverse vendor table and meet writer/director Christopher R. Mihm at Scares That Care Weekend in Williamsburg, VA!
- On July 30th, "Danny Johnson Saves The World" will screen FOR FREE at the Lake 5 Theatre in Forest Lake, MN during a very special "Christopher R. Mihm Night" edition of Edwood Grimm's Thursday Night Fright, a bi-monthly event that features classic horror and sci-fi films!
- Friday Fright Night presents a special FREE screening of "Danny Johnson Saves The World" at the Time Community Theater in Oshkosh, WI on August 7th!
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? If you can successfully book a screening of one or more Mihmiverse films in your area, you'll earn a $25 gift certificate to put toward any merchandise
featured on the merchandise
page at SaintEuphoria.com
, the online home of the films of Christopher R. Mihm! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
In honor of the official release of "Danny Johnson Saves The World
," "Steve People" puppets (like those seen in the film) are now available
These replica puppets are hand-made on-demand by the first lady of the Mihmiverse, Stephanie Mihm, the person who personally designed and sewed every "Steve People" puppet used in making "Danny Johnson Saves The World." These "Muppet-style" hand puppets are made using the same pattern and materials used in the film and are all unique in their own special ways. Puppets all start with a "base model" that replicates the look of the main alien character Steve after he is "liberated" from the mind control powers of the evil queen.
Four versions are currently available: Liberated Steve People (base model), Evil Steve People (includes "angry" eyebrows and mind control ring), Steve People Scientist (includes lab coat and mind control ring) and Steve People Messenger (includes beard, "angry" eyebrows, mind control ring, beaded sash and cape).
Shipping & handling is $6.99 for each puppet. Since these puppets are hand-made on-demand, please allow up to four weeks to receive your order!
From DVDs and Blu-rays to exclusive posters, lobby cards and collectibles, the shop at SaintEuphoria.com, the online home of the films of Christopher R. Mihm, has a little bit of something for every current and soon-to-be-obsessed Mihmiverse fanand autographs are ALWAYS FREE!
Every fan of the films of Christopher R. Mihm should absolutely check out Monster Kid Radio's two-part interview with resident Mihmiverse monster maker Mitch Gonzales!
In part one, Monster Kid Radio host (and good friend of the 'verse) Derek M. Koch talks with Mr. Gonzales about his work creating the amazing robot costume used in "Danny Johnson Saves The World!" If you've ever wondered exactly what the robot costume was made of or wanted to get some insight into how Mr. Gonzales and writer/director Christopher R. Mihm come up with the monsters of the Mihmiverse, we highly recommend checking it out!
In honor of Mr. Gonzales' design for the hunter robot in the latest Mihmiverse film, Mr. Koch and Mr. Gonzales spend part two discussing their favorite robots from classic monster and sci-fi movies.
To listen to the first half, click HERE. To listen to the second half, click HERE.
Monster Kid Radio is a Rondo-award winning, twice-weekly podcast celebrating the classic, and sometimes not-so-classic, genre cinema of yesteryear!
ALSO, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm was recently interviewed by the guys at the Reel Nerds Podcast at the 2015 Denver Comic Con! The interview is available for your listening pleasure at the Reel Nerds Podcast website. To listen or download the audio file, click HERE!
Lastly, Ware Carlton-Ford, who is best known to Mihmivites as Joe in "The Giant Spider," will be traveling to Italy in August to attend graduate school and study physical theater. Since this is no small undertaking, Mr. Carlton-Ford has started an IndieGoGo campaign to help raise funds for the trip and his schooling. Since this is a HUGE opportunity for him, the Mihmiverse would like to help him out as much as it can. This is where YOU come in!
We encourage you to visit his IndieGoGo page and read a little more about what he would like to accomplish while there AND what he'd like to bring back to share with the greater community. In addition, we ask that you consider donating to his campaign to help him realize his dreams and eventually take what he's learned and put it to use for the good of us all.
The campaign will only be open through the beginning of July, so we ask that you visit the page as soon as you can, learn as much as you can and donate what you can.
We here at the Mihmiverse Monthly Newsletter wish Mr. Carlton-Ford a fond farewell and a hearty "see you soon!"
Click HERE to access Mr. Carlton-Ford's IndieGoGo campaign page!
|The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast has arrived!
This month, host writer/director Christopher R. Mihm talks about his continuing adventures in the world of Esperanto and the all new official Mihmiverse fan club and gets a little philosophical about the concept of "community" in our modern world.
Also included: A little love for the Joy Cinema in Tigard, Oregon with Derek M. Koch of Monster Kid Radio, another "bad" joke from Dr. Bob Tesla of Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob and a dramatic reading of "Incident at the Waterfront," the fifth chapter in the "Canoe Cops Vs. The Mummy" serial written by 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 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 can't find anywhere else!
Five Million Years to Earth (1967)
Directed by Roy Ward Baker
Starring Andrew Keir and Barbara Shelley
Known as "Quatermass and the Pit" in its native England, "Five Million Years to Earth" is actually the third theatrical release to feature Professor Bernard Quatermass, an English "hero scientist" character who has also appeared in many influential BBC serials. In this adventure, Professor Quatermass is called in after authorities find a strange metallic object in the London Underground. The object is believed to be an unexploded bombalbeit one surrounded by unusual ape-like skeletons. Quatermass, along with the paleontologist assigned to the dig site and his assistant, look further into the unusual object, and uncover a long history of dark supernatural occurrences in the surrounding areas. As they delve ever deeper, they realize the object is extraterrestrial in origin, with a powerful and frightening telepathic force connected to it. Eventually, all hell breaks loose, and it's up to our trio of protagonists to save the world! Plain and simple, this film is excellent. It's tense, well plotted and paced, and masterfully executed. The story unfolds in such a way as to always keep you guessing, and the big reveal, though somewhat cheesy, is very memorable! Admittedly, some of the special effects are dated but, for a film made in 1967, it holds up very well. If you've never experienced a Quatermass film before, this is definitely a good one! Highly recommended.
Christopher R. Mihm
Johnson & Johnson (and Johnson, Johnson, Johnson)
Long before Danny Johnson saved the world, some other Johnsons were experiencing their own horror stories. Name them.
1. Probably known best as Professor Roy Hinkley, this Johnson appeared in cheesefest films like "It Came From Outer Space" (1953), "This Island Earth," (1955) and "Attack of the Crab Monsters" (1957).
2. This Johnson had the dubious honor of being one of the stars of "Plan 9 From Outer Space" (1959) as well as "Bride of the Monster" (1955) and "The Beast of Yucca Flats" (1961).
3. Most of the popular TV westerns from the 1950s-60s (from "Bonanza" to "Have Gun, Will Travel") featured at least one appearance by this Johnson. But he also starred in the classic "boy meets gorilla" film "Mighty Joe Young" in 1949.
4. This Johnson passed away a few weeks ago after a 64-year career in the movies. One of his highlights, (or lowlights, depending on how you look at it), was starring as Professor John Markway in 1963's "The Haunting."
5. In 1980, this female Johnson starred in the horror film "The Watcher in the Woods," after skating through "Ice Castles" in 1978, but before becoming a Bond Girl in "For Your Eyes Only" in 1981.
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
Need something delicious to do before the eyes start to appear in those last potatoes at the bottom of the bag? Here's an easy and yummy recipe I came up with that will not only take care of those "bottom-of-the-baggers," it will go with almost any main dish!
Parsley Potato Wedges
Preheat the oven to 425°
- 6 large potatoes (skin on)
- 1 stick of butter
- dried parsley
Melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl or on the stovetop in a small pan.
Wash and cut each potato into four wedges and coat them by dipping them in the melted butter.
Place each wedge skin-side-down on a cookie sheet in a single layer.
Sprinkle the wedges with salt and pepper (to taste) and generously with the dried parsley.
Bake for 45 minutes or until the flesh turns a nice, golden brown and is tender.
Yield: 6 servings (4 wedges per serving)
My hungry monsters gobble them up as fast as I can serve them! I recommend serving them with a dipping sauce like ketchup, BBQ sauce or ranch, although without is just as tasty! I give these 5 out of 5 "mind control rings!" (You will make these potatoes. You will eat these potatoes. You will love these potatoes.)
|July 3, 2015 - 8:30PM|
The Flint Horror Collective ghoul crew presents an evening of thrills and chills under the stars with a free screening of "The Giant Spider!"
Kearsley Park, 1700 Kearsley Park Boulevard, Flint, MI
|July 10-12, 2015|
"The Giant Spider" will screen at G-FEST XXII, the largest regular gathering of Godzilla and Japanese monster fans in the world. Check the G-FEST website for exact screening times!
Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare, 5440 North River Road, Rosemont, IL
|July 11, 2015 - 11:30PM|
Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob holds the Ohio premiere of "Danny Johnson Saves The World!" Q&A with writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and several Mihmiverse stars will follow the film! This event is free AND the first ten people in the door will get a free poster!
Gateway Film Center, 1550 North High Street, Columbus, OH
|July 24-26, 2015 - 9:30PM|
Come visit the Mihmiverse vendor table and meet writer/director Christopher R. Mihm at Scares That Care Weekend!
DoubleTree by Hilton, 50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA
|July 30, 2015 - 9:30PM|
"Danny Johnson Saves The World" screens FOR FREE at the Lake 5 Theatre during a very special "Christopher R. Mihm Night" edition of Edwood Grimm's Thursday Night Fright, a bi-monthly event that features classic horror and sci-fi films!
Lake 5 Theatre, 1480 South Lake Street, Forest Lake, MN
|Shannon McDonough (Zita Marczak) will be fronting the rockabilly band M.O.R.T. (Mystic Order of Reverb and Twang) on July 14th at 8:30PM at the Eagles #34 in Minneapolis, MN and on July 22nd at 7:30PM at The Schooner in Minneapolis, MN. Come out and get your swing on!|
In addition, Ms. McDonough will be performing in "And Then... (A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Play)," a Minnesota Fringe Festival show at the end of July/beginning of August. Visit the festival's website for more information, commercial, synopsis, ticket info and show times.
|On July 7th and 14th, Deanne McDonald (Elizabeth) will be playing Queen Elizabeth (a very different sort of Elizabeth!) for Unrehearsed Shakespeare in Chicago, IL. Details of the event are available HERE. July 23rd is the premiere of "The Cockups," a movie which features Ms. McDonald as a "superfan" of a fictional band called The Cockups.|
|Andy Wilkins (Doherty) will be performing in the Epic Lip Sync Battle at 11:55PM on July 11th at the Phoenix Theater in Minneapolis, MN. Twelve competitors will enter the arena to compete for the glorified title of Twin Cities Lip Sync Champion! A grueling three round competition will test these contestants' abilities to pretend they are singing the songs of someone else!|
Also, Ms. Wilkins will continue to host trivia the second Saturday of every month from 6-8PM at the Summit Taproom in St. Paul, MN and performing with Wise Fools Improv at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, weekends from August 22nd through October 4th. Check the daily schedule for show times. Show up early to see her in the opening gate show!
|At the end of July, Catherine Hansen (Yureena Null/Mary/Martha/The Witch) will be performing in the Minnesota Fringe Festival show "Getting to Ellen." The play was adapted from the autobiography of Minnesota-based transgender author, lawyer and diversity activist Ellen Krug. Visit the play's website for times and location!|
|Ware Carlton-Ford (Joe) is keeping busy as he prepares to travel this August to grad school in Italy to study physical performance.|
On July 17th at 10PM at the Phoenix Theater, "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure: The Drinking Game," a fundraiser for Mr. Carlton-Ford's tuition which will be ticketed through his IndieGoGo campaign. Mr. Carlton-Ford will be acting in this showhis farewell party/event before he leaves town for grad school. This is a staged reading of "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure" with drinking cues!
Also, "The Cruel Painter," which is best described as "Anne Rice meets Abbott and Costello," is a Minnesota Fringe Festival play which Mr. Carlton-Ford helped create. Part of the show contains an interactive mystery game (available here) for which Mr. Carlton-Ford plays the puzzlemaster.
"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" and "Danny Johnson Saves The World" DVDs are now available at SaintEuphoria.com, 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!
|The Trivia Corner answers:|
1. Russell Johnson, 2. Tor Johnson, 3. Ben Johnson, 4. Richard Johnson, 5. Lynn-Holly Johnson
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