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With "Guns of the Apocalypse" entering post production and edging ever closer to completion, principal photography of the OTHER Mihmiverse film in production, "Queen of Snakes," continues apace!

As of the publication of this newsletter, only a handful of scenes remain to be filmed. We're told that once writer/director Christopher R. Mihm finishes editing "Guns of the Apocalypse," he intends to jump right into editing "Queen of Snakes" to make sure it's ready in time for a Spring 2019 release.

In OTHER "Queen of Snakes" news, we FINALLY get a first look at film's title creature! The creature/make-up work comes via Mihmiverse Master Monster Maker Mitch Gonzales with the woman beneath the mask being the film's star (and costumer), Stephanie Mihm. Check out the photo below and behold the glory of some of Mr. Gonazales' best work to date!

In regards to "Guns of the Apocalypse," the date of the film's world premiere is now set in stone for Wednesday, September 26th! As with all previous Mihmiverse premieres, this year's event will take place at the Heights Theater in Columbia Heights, MN!

IMPORTANT! This was mentioned in last month's Mihmiverse Monthly but it ABSOLUTELY bears repeating! The Heights recently underwent a renovation wherein ALL of the seats in the theater were removed and replaced with larger, more comfortable ones—which means the auditorium went from 400 seats to less than 250! With 100+ tickets to the event already claimed by cast, crew and contributors, you can expect this event to sell out VERY QUICKLY! To make sure you're able to go, we highly suggest you contribute to the film and, when you do, purchase your advance tickets to the world premiere. Otherwise, you'll have to wait until they go on sale in August...and potentially miss out!

The films of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm are 100% crowd-funded by the fans. Because "Guns of the Apocalypse" is nearing the end, you're quickly running out of time to contribute to the film, so hurry! And remember: with "Queen of Snakes" in active production, the film STILL needs contributions!

Contribute TODAY and, not only will you be directly responsible for the creation of the Mihmiverse, you'll be entitled to have a single name* of your choosing listed in the contributors section of the closing credits of the film(s), a customized, framable document certifying your contribution and one (1) copy of the finished film(s)!

Additional copies of the film(s) 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! What's more unique and/or special than your loved one seeing their name in the end credits of a movie AND on the IMDb?

Separate credits by commas, & or "and." 

*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.

If you're a member of Amazon Prime, you can watch all 12 of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's films and "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" FOR FREE! If you're not an Amazon Prime member, you can still rent or buy each film individually...or you COULD visit the DVDs section of the merchandise page at SaintEuphoria.com and pick up your own copies!

Remember, as you binge watch the entire Mihmiverse "saga," the films can be viewed two different ways: in release order or in-universe chronological order!

Release order is easy. Simply watch them in the order they were made. Always start with "The Monster of Phantom Lake" (2006). If you're watching them on Amazon Prime, the release year is listed with the title. If you're watching them on DVD or Blu-ray, refer to the back cover of each for the release date (or click HERE for a list).

In-universe chronological order goes this way: "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter," "The Monster of Phantom Lake," "It Came From Another World!," "Terror from Beneath the Earth," "House of Ghosts," "The Giant Spider," "The Wall People," "Danny Johnson Saves the World," "Demon with the Atomic Brain," "Queen of Snakes" (coming soon), "Attack of the Moon Zombies," "Cave Women on Mars," "Destination: Outer Space," "X: The Fiend from Beyond Space" and, finally, "Guns of the Apocalypse" (coming soon)!

A failed attempt to weaponize a machine capable of opening portals to other worlds creates an exponentially expanding bubble of fractured space-time which threatens to engulf the entire universe! An elite team of specialists must enter a "crack" in the disturbance and make their way down a rabbit hole of increasingly more dangerous alternate realities to find and shut down the machine which created it! Will their last ditch attempt to save humanity be successful? Will this be how the universe ends? Find out in writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's exciting homage to the sci-fi adventure films of the late 1950s: "Demon with the Atomic Brain!"

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

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The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast has arrived!

This month, host writer/director Christopher R. Mihm takes a break from his hectic schedule (it's been CRAZY, folks!) to update listeners on the status of the two Mihmiverse films in production, explains why YOU should attend the "Guns of the Apocalypse" world premiere and apologizes profusely for his inability to find enough time in the day to do all the things he wants to do!

Also included: "The Kansas City Crypt" with Monster Movie Kid Rich Chamberlain and another "bad" 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 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!

July 13-15, 2018
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm has been invited back to Blobfest in Phoenixville, PA to present a special screening of "Demon with the Atomic Brain!"

Blobfest is a three day event which commemorates the original 1958 classic "The Blob" and includes screenings of the film paired with other horror classics, a re-enactment of the iconic running-out-of-the-theater sequence from the film, competitions and a street fair!

If you are anywhere near the town of Phoenixville—or even if you're not, but can make it there—we highly recommend coming out to this unique and amazing classic film event!

Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA
July 21-22, 2018
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will be selling Mihmiverse merchandise and presenting his films at Chapel Con in Albert Lea, MN!

Albert Lea City Arena, 701 Lake Chapeau Drive, Albert Lea, MN
August 3, 2018 - 7:00PM
Friday Fright Night presents a special FREE screening of "Demon with the Atomic Brain" at the Time Community Theater in Oshkosh! Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will be there to sell DVDs and other Mihmiverse merchandise!

Time Community Theater, 445 North Main Street, Oshkosh, WI
August 17-18, 2018
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will present his film, "The Giant Spider," at the Slash & Bash Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival in Lawrence, Kansas!

Location information coming soon...
August 23, 2018–September 3, 2018 - 3:00PM daily
Come see a different Mihmiverse movie at the Blue Moon Dine-in Theatre every day at 3:00PM at the Minnesota State Fair!

August 23  –  "Cave Women on Mars"
August 24  –  "The Monster of Phantom Lake"
August 25  –  "Demon with the Atomic Brain" and "The Giant Spider"
August 26  –  "The Late Night Double Feature"
August 27  –  "Attack of the Moon Zombies"
August 28  –  "House of Ghosts"
August 29  –  "Terror from Beneath the Earth" and "Demon with the Atomic Brain"
August 30  –  "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!"
August 31  –  "Danny Johnson Saves The World"
September 1  –  "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter" and "The Giant Spider"
September 2  –  "The Giant Spider"
September 3  –  "It Came From Another World!" and "Destination: Outer Space"

The Blue Moon Dine-in Theatre, on the corner of Carnes Avenue and Chambers Street — at the Minnesota State Fair, 1265 Snelling Ave North, St. Paul, MN
August 26, 2018
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm personally presents a double-feature of "The Giant Spider" and an as-yet-to-be-determined second film at the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson, TX for a special charity event benefitting Stop the Stigma, a nationally recognized mental health non-profit dedicated to eradicating the stigma society places on mental health issues!

Alamo Drafthouse, 100 South Central Expressway #14, Richardson, TX
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 newest feature in the Mihmiverse Monthly where we talk to YOU, the fans! Every month, we're choosing 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 Bradley Rusk!

Introduce yourself to the Mihmiverse!
My name is Bradley Rusk and live in Western Nebraska in Sidney (not Sydney). I've been married for 21 years to my wonderful wife and have three great kids. I love movies, pop culture conventions, and the now infamous poo emoji.

When and how did you discover the films of Christopher R. Mihm?
I met writer/director Christopher R. Mihm at the second Crypticon horror convention in Minneapolis in 2007, and I saw "It Came from Another World!" and "The Monster of Phantom Lake." I really enjoyed how campy and fun they were. AND, I'm STILL waiting for a return of the Canoe Cops!

If you had to pick just ONE, which of the Mihmiverse films would be your favorite?
"The Monster of Phantom Lake," because it was the first Mihmiverse film I ever saw and enjoyed.

Tell us how you, in particular, show your "Mihmiverse pride!"
I have promoted the Mihmiverse at the StarFest convention in Denver, CO (which I help program), bringing Mr. Mihm to the Mile High City and screening his films. I ALSO recently traveled to Minnesota and play a mutant in the upcoming Mihmiverse film, "Guns of the Apocalypse!"

Where would you like to see the Mihmiverse go in the future?
Even though I love the smaller, independent scale of the Mihmiverse, I would love to see a wide theatrical or television release of a Mihm film, something with a $150 million budget, filmed in 3D IMAX, and directed by Michael Bay in Smell-O-Vision! A Turner colorized version of Mihm film would be fun, and/or a Mihmiverse sequel with the number "2" in the title. Oh, the possibilities....
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!
Them! (1954)
Directed by Gordon Douglas
Starring James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn and Joan Weldon

Giant mutant ants invade the American southwest in one of the best Atomic Age "giant bug" films ever made. Naturally, fallout from nuclear tests is responsible for the appearance of giant insects hell-bent on replacing the human race as the dominant species on the planet. Defeating the creepy-crawly menace falls to a pair of father/daughter scientists and tough guys James Whitmore and James Arness (of "Gunsmoke" fame). As the creatures begin to breed uncontrollably (as insects tend to do), our intrepid heroes must race against time to stop "Them!" Although the giant monsters are dated by modern standards, everything else holds up extremely well with some truly incredible performances from the stellar cast. Some of the action and set pieces are still just as creepy now as they were then, with one in particular—a descent into a dimly lit nest filled with eggs—bringing to mind James Cameron's 1986 sci-fi sequel "Aliens." Highly recommended.
— Christopher R. Mihm
Seeing Red!

H.G. Wells' "War of the Worlds" was published in 1898, and in the ensuing 120 years, it has been adapted for radio, TV and film several times. HOWEVER, there are several other films about Martian invasions out there, and this month, we're launching our trivia questions in their direction! Your job: Match the factoids with the films!

1. (1951) Five astronauts successfully arrive on Mars where they find seemingly friendly and advanced inhabitants who secretly plan to steal their ship and invade Earth. Cameron Mitchell starred.
2. (1953) A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings, and enlists the help of a lady doctor and a a brilliant astronomer to help save the world. The most recognizable cast member was Milburn Stone, who played Doc on "Gunsmoke" for several years.
3. (1954) A leather-clad alien and a menacing robot come to Earth looking for breeding stock. Volunteers are requested, but force will be used if necessary.
4. (1958) The first manned expedition to Mars is marooned, and by the time a rescue ship arrives, there is only one survivor. Unfortunately, an unknown life form stows away on the trip back.
5. (1963) An Earth probe lands on Mars, and fearing a invasion, the Martians take measures to ensure their security by flying over here and replacing our scientists with doppelgangers. Marshall Thompson starred.

A. "It! The Terror From Beyond Space"
B. "The Day Mars Invaded Earth"
C. "Invaders From Mars"
D. "Devil Girl From Mars"
E. "Flight to Mars"
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
— Mike Cook
Roadside attractions and single-screen Main Street movie theaters are fun, kitchy day trips or overnight getaways that you and your family and friends can enjoy. They're also a great way to enjoy a little nostalgia and an opportunity to make some fun memories!

In this month's edition of my new column, we travel just over 100 miles north of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area on Interstate 35 to the quaint little town of Moose Lake, MN. Known as the "Agate Capital of the World," Moose Lake is famous for the ornamental, banded stones and is home to one weighing in at 108 pounds!

Moose Lake is also home to the historic Lake Theatre. Built in March of 1937, the single-screen Lake Theatre has been family owned and operated for five generations and, to this day, continues to show first-run movies. The hallways of the old theatre are adorned with classic movie posters and a few antiques, including a player piano which serenades guests as they arrive for the show.

When my family and I visited, one of the gentlemen selling tickets informed us that the theatre's original marquee had to be taken down because it hung out into the narrow street a bit too far and large trucks repeatedly kept hitting and damaging it when they turned the corner.

Should you get hungry before (or after) you see a movie at the theatre, just two blocks down the road you'll find a tasty establishment called the Lazy Moose Grill and Coffee House where you can enjoy a little local flavor of the culinary kind.

The Lazy Moose prides itself on all dishes being homemade. It's well known for its delectable pies and mouth-watering recipes featuring the northern Minnesota staple, wild rice. When we ate at the Lazy Moose, three members of the family tried the wild rice meatloaf, which was served with scrumptious wild rice cranberry rolls and a dish called kalevala hash, which contained a mixture of grilled Idaho potatoes, sweet potatoes, bacon, onions and spices. The portions were hearty and prices were more than reasonable.

Needless to say, we greatly enjoyed our meals and nearly licked our plates clean! Also, attached to the restaurant is a marvelous little gift shop where you can pick up a beautifully polished agate as a momento of your roadtrip "up nort'."

On your way back home, make sure to get your Polaroid out and take your selfie by the big brown moose statue located on the edge of town. If you don't have a Polaroid, I am sure your cell phone will do the trick!

Happy Travels!
— Stephanie Mihm
We have a very important moment in science this month! It was an engineering marvel and it helped re-shape America. Fittingly, it was started on the Fourth of July! What am I talking about? The Erie Canal, the second largest canal in the world at the time!

There had been proposals to link the Hudson River and the Great Lakes in the late 1700s, but the engineering requirements were so great that most considered it ludicrous. Thomas Jefferson called it "a little short of madness" and he was one of our smartest presidents! Work began on July 4th, 1817 and very few people thought they would actually finish it. New York Governor DeWitt Clinton approved the government funding to make this project possible which was then ridiculed by calling it "Clinton's ditch." The canal ran 363 miles from Rome, New York to Buffalo on the banks of Lake Erie and had to rise 180 meters (more than 600 feet)! It required 36 locks as well as "creative" reshaping of rivers and aqueducts. When it was finished on October 26th, 1825, it had cost over $7,000,000 (equivalent to over $109,000,000 in today's money).

Once it was completed, a whole new economic reality opened for the country. Merchants and farmers were able to get their goods around much quicker than before, tourism took off and towns along the canal were enriched by the money from the tolls and taxes. Because of the Erie Canal, New York became an economic powerhouse which made it the important state it still is to this day. American engineers were able to use SCIENCE to make the world of the 1800s a little smaller and quicker!
Did you know that "The Monter 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.
"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," "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter," "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!," and "Demon with the Atomic Brain" 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-E, 2-C, 3-D, 4-A, 5-B

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