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Strange things are afoot in Phantom Lake County! Luckily, a plucky group of local youths are on the case in the currently-in-production Mihmiverse film, "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us!" Principal photography of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's next film has been underway for just over a month and is already almost half done!

Though it was previously only hinted at, we've received confirmation that the fabled Phantom Lake Canoe Corps will return to the silver screen. After a brief mid-summer holiday break, the production will swing back into full gear with the return of return of everyone's favorite canoe-based lawmen: Sven & Gustav! I'm addition, Mr. Mihm has promised us that other fan-favorite characters will also appear in the new movie, including (but certainly not limited to) a pair of familiar scientists, a cigar-chomping military man, and an intrepid reporter! To say we here at the Mihmiverse Monthly are excited to see this film is a gross understatement!

For now, we've been "gifted" a very short, very funny little teaser from the film that is exclusive to this newsletter! We've been told this is the kind of shenanigans and fun we can expect from the finished film. The scene stars siblings Daniel, David, and Alice Mihm reprising their roles of Chip, Butch, and Evelyn (respectively) from 2015's "Danny Johnson Saves The World." (As for whether Steve will show up in the final film, we honestly don't know. But, like you, our fingers are crossed!)

In "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us," a local man is suspected of having been transformed into a hideous monster and it's up to a scrappy gang of local kids to uncover the truth and save Phantom Lake County—and everyone in it—from certain doom! Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm is creating a "triple tribute" to the creature-features of the 1950s, the history of the Mihmiverse, and "Scooby Doo!"

According to Mr. Mihm, this film will follow Danny Johnson (last seen in 2015's "Danny Johnson Saves The World"), his sister Evelyn and three of their buddies on another adventure into the Mihmiverse. This one, however, will be special in that it is being specifically designed to reference as much "Mihmiverse history" as possible and will include a bevy of familiar faces, characters and locations!

"The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us" is currently in active production with principal photography scheduled to continue throughout the summer! Should everything work out, it seems that 2020 will be a banner year for the 'verse, with potentially TWO features slated to be released during the year! AND, following the overwhelming success of contribution programs for writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's past films, contributor credits for this new film are NOW AVAILABLE for purchase!

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 participation in the program 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!

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 IMDb and on-screen credits and will be allowed certain privileges of producership, including free, exclusive merchandise and other perks (TBD).
Executive producers will earn IMDb 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.

If you're not aware, almost every Mihmiverse film is currently available to be streamed on Amazon Prime! Amazon, however, is currently undergoing a "silent purge" of 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 are not 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 NOT be reconsidered by the service. Again, 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 fund future projects!

To make sure the films STAY on Amazon Prime, we desperately need your help—and it's easy to do! Simply stream any Mihmiverse film from beginning to end. Once it's done, give it a star rating. Then, if you feel so inclined, give it a review! Be honest! Tell the world what you think! THEN, encourage everyone you know to do the same! The more streaming minutes the 'verse gets, the more likely the films will remain on the service, so feel free to do the entire collection!

Thank you for your help!

After a HIGHLY effective crowd-funding campaign, Mihmiverse Blu-Rays are officially for sale! AND, our campaign was so successful, we were able to release EVERY Mihmiverse film to date on the format!

These Blu-Rays break down into two types: single film ("Guns of the Apocalypse" and "Queen of Snakes") or double-feature discs.

Each retail-ready, duplicated BD25 Blu-Ray contains a full 1080p HD print of a film and, as is the case with the double-feature discs, an additional, remastered, highest-quality-possible SD print of one of the first six films.

In addition, each film (except "Guns of the Apocalypse") includes a NEW commentary by writer/director Christopher R. Mihm recorded specifically for these discs! PLUS, Blu-Rays for "Guns of the Apocalypse" and "Queen of Snakes" contain the same special features found on the DVDs!

These Blu-Rays are currently available in extremely limited quantities and, as of the release date of this newsletter, are the only place you can find physical copies of some of the films of Christopher R. Mihm!

Mihmiverse Blu-Rays
$19.99 each (+$3.99 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 DVD 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 (+$3.99 shipping & handling)

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The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast has arrived!

This month, host writer/director Christopher R. Mihm discusses production of his new film, "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us," purposefully thanks a family of deserving Mihmiverse helpers, and tells YOU what you can do to help spread the "gospel" of the Mihmiverse!

Also included: "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!

July 27-28, 2019
Come and meet writer/director Christopher R. Mihm at the The Texas Haunters Convention! AND, as a special treat, Mr. Mihm will be presenting a "full performance" of his William Castle homage, "House of Ghosts," complete with Castle-esque gimmicks and shenanigans!

Mesquite Convention Center, 1700 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite, TX
July 27, 2019 - 7:30PM
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm personally presents and discusses his film, "Attack of the Moon Zombies," for "Movie Night" at Central Arts of Hurst!

Central Arts of Hurst, 362 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, TX
August 22, 2019–September 2, 2019 - 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 22 –  "Guns of the Apocalypse"
August 23 –  "The Monster of Phantom Lake"
August 24 –  "The Giant Spider" and "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!"
August 25 –  "The Late Night Double Feature"
August 26 –  "Attack of the Moon Zombies"
August 27 –  "House of Ghosts"
August 28 –  "Terror from Beneath the Earth" and "Queen of Snakes"
August 29 –  "Demon with the Atomic Brain"
August 30 –  "Danny Johnson Saves The World"
August 31 –  "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter" and "Cave Women on Mars"
September 1 –  "Queen of Snakes"
September 2 –  "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
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 Joseph George!

Introduce yourself to the Mihmiverse!
My name is Joseph George, I am an avid film lover and all-around nerd. I work in IT at a community college and trying to write a fantasy novel.

When and how did you discover the films of Christopher R. Mihm?
I discovered Christopher R. Mihm's films after seeing him promote them at my local Alamo Drafthouse movie theater here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. With his work being all about '50s sci-fi and monsters, it seemed right up my alley!

If you had to pick just ONE, which of the Mihmiverse films would be your favorite?
It's hard to choose just ONE. They all are pretty unique, but if I really had to choose, it would be "Demon with the Atomic Brain." It has great characters, cool props, and, of course, fantastic creatures!

Tell us how you, in particular, show your "Mihmiverse pride!"
I show my "Mihmiverse Pride" by donating to the films, buying the DVDs and Blu-Rays, and any extra merchandise that I can get. I am also currently working on the Mihmiverse Wiki, which is a collaborative website created to be an extensive encyclopedia of the Mihmiverse. I also traveled over 1000 miles to be at the recent "Terror from Beneath the Earth" 10th anniversary event where I "rubbed elbows" with a bunch of Mihmiverse folks like Mike Cook (Dr. Edwards), James Norgard (Dr. Gabriel), Michael "The Monster" Kaiser, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, the Queen of Snakes herself, Stephanie Mihm, and all of the Phantom Lake Kids!

Where would you like to see the Mihmiverse go in the future?
In the future, Id like the Mihmiverse to do a few more outer space films or even a time travel film!
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!
Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)
Directed by Edward D. Wood, Jr.
Starring Bela Lugosi, Tor Johnson, and Maila Nurmi

Though most people will be familiar with this movie because of Tim Burton's 1994 biopic of the director, "Ed Wood," the actual film is a mixed bag of weirdness, cinematic ineptitude, and 1950s sci-fi kitsch that is far more entertaining than it has any right to be! Considered one of "the worst movies ever made," the plot revolves around aliens who grow fearful that the human race's predilection for violence (and its tendency to build bigger and more lethal weaponry) may lead it to someday discover the most destructive power in the universe—and, naturally, use it to destroy EVERYTHING! The aliens hatch a convoluted scheme to bring our dead back to life, because that will somehow stop us (?) by showing us how frightened we should be of our alien invaders...or something like that. The logic is less-than sound but, with so much "so-bad-it's-good" happening in one film, it hardly matters! Ed Wood's most infamous film, "Plan 9 from Outer Space" is truly in a league of its own. It has served as an inspiration for countless aspiring filmmakers and deserves its considerable cult following. If you've never seen it, but are a big fan of the films of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, you definitely need to seek it out!

It should be noted that I recently participated in the recording of an episode of the I Love That Movie! podcast dedicated to Tim Burton's film, "Ed Wood." Though the discussion is mostly focused on Tim Burton's Academy Award-winning film, "Plan 9 From Outer Space" and how its making was portrayed in "Ed Wood" gets covered extensively in Mr. Mihm's episode.

Also, Derek M. Koch (host of Monster Kid Radio) has recently begun to slowly release a limited series, Plan 9 by 9, a VERY in-depth breakdown of "Plan 9 From Outer Space" taken nine minutes at a time!

Check out my "Ed Wood"-centric episode of the I Love That Movie! podcast HERE!

Listen to Plan 9 by 9 by going HERE!
— Christopher R. Mihm

By now, everyone knows that writer/director Christopher R. Mihm hails from the "Land of 10,00 Lakes."

But he also comes from a state where many great horror and sci-fi movie actors were born. Below, I'll name a few and mention a few facts about them..Then I'll give you a list of films and see if you can match 'em up!

1. Gale Sondergaard, born 1899 in Litchfield, MN. Gale was considered for the role of the Wicked Witch of the West in 1939's "The Wizard of Oz," but the director thought she was too beautiful to "play evil," and offered the role to Margaret Hamilton instead.
2. Lew Ayres, born 1908 in Minneapolis. In his 65-year film career, Ayres appeared in films that covered just about every genre you can imagine...including a 9-film serial run as Doctor Kildare in the '30s and '40s.
3. Virginia Bruce, born 1909 in Minneapolis, but moved with her family to Fargo, North Dakota when she was very young. At one point in her film career, she was part of "The Goldwyn Girls," a female dance troupe that also included Betty Grable.
4. Richard Carlson, born 1912 in Albert Lea, MN. Before his 40-year Hollywood career, he graduated from the University of Minnesota, and for a short time, taught English there.
5. James Arness, born 1923 in Minneapolis. Everyone knows Arness played Matt Dillon on TV's "Gunsmoke" for a couple of decades...but did you know he was brother to the next guy on the list?
6. Peter Graves, born 1926 in Minneapolis. The family name was actually Aurness. James altered his name slightly. Peter obviously changed his completely. Of course he is most famous for his TV role on "Mission Impossible," and on film in "Airplane." "What's the vector, Victor?"

A. "The Thing From Another World" (1951), "Them!" (1954)
B. "The Invisible Woman" (1940), "Night Has a Thousand Eyes" (1948)
C. "The Black Cat" (1941), "The Spider Woman Strikes Back" (1946)
D. "Killers From Space" (1954), "It Conquered the World" (1956)
E. "It Came From Outer Space" (1953), "Creature From the Black Lagoon" (1954)
F. "Donovan's Brain" (1953), "Battle for the Planet of the Apes" (1973)

Also from Minnesota: Tippi Hedren, born 1930 in New Ulm. She's mom to Melanie Griffith, Grandma to Dakota Johnson...and starred in Hitchcock's legendary "The Birds!" (1963)
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-C, 2-F, 3-B, 4-E, 5-A, 6-D

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