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Principal photography of the next Mihmiverse film, "Demon with the Atomic Brain," is ALMOST COMPLETE! In fact, there are only be two short shoots left and both will be completed within days of the publication of this newsletter!

In honor of this, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm has released a few images from the film for us to share! The first is a shot of Mark Haider reprising his fan-favorite role of General Castle (who appears particularly miffed) and the other was taken from a sign found on a wall of a set similar to the one Mr. Haider appears to be standing on! Check them out below!

DON'T FORGET! Contributor credits for the film are STILL AVAILABLE—but not for very much longer!

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, frameable 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 be given as gifts! There are few gifts as unique as your loved one's name in the credits of a movie!

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.
The "It Came From Another World!" 10th anniversary screening was a huge success and a rip-roaring good time!

Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and the official horror host of the Mihmiverse, Dr. Bob Tesla, were on hand to present the film (with a "Mystery Science Theater 3000"-esque "snark track" provided by the Dr. Bob and the Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob crew) to a very receptive audience which included at least one Mihmiverse face which hasn't been seen at ANY Mihmiverse-related events for quite some time: Josh Craig, the actor best known to Mihmivites as the original Professor Jackson! (Check out the photo for proof!)

In addition, several other recognizable Mihmiverse stars were spotted including Mike Cook (Gustav/Dr. Edwards/Harlan/Karl Schmidt), James "Dear God, No!" Norgard (Dr. Gabriel/Arthur/Grandpa), the first lady of the Mihmiverse, Stephanie Mihm, monster-of-all-trades Michael Kaiser, Mark Haider (Nok/General Castle/Horst), Cherie "Rhuby" Gallinati (co-host of the Mihmiverse Bonfire Podcast and head mistress of the Paddle Girls), Elizabeth Kaiser (Acolyte/Alice Johnson/Bread Girl/Carter), Elliott Mihm (Danny Johnson), Alice Mihm (Evelyn Johnson) and several more!
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and Mihmiverse master monster maker Mitch Gonzales recently appeared as the featured guests on Monster Kid Radio, the BEST classic-monster-movie related podcast in the world! In this episode, not only will you learn lots of exclusive stuff about the upcoming "Demon with the Atomic Brain," Mr. Mihm reveals some secrets about what might be next!

Hosted by friend-of-the-Mihmiverse Derek M. Koch, Monster Kid Radio is a twice-weekly podcast celebrating the classic, and sometimes not-so-classic, genre cinema of yesteryear!

Check it out HERE!
Holy shirt!

We are now offering officially sanctioned, limited-edition Mihmiverse T-shirts designed by writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and, if you really need extra incentive to pick one up, each individual design will be available for ONLY 14 short days! Don't miss out on your chance to get your favorite while it's available!

All shirts are $14.99 each plus $4.99 shipping and handling. Only available in the U.S.!

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the release of "It Came From Another World!" by proudly displaying the current design (pictured): the company logo of the Saint Marie Pie Company—they have the best cherry in the county! (Available in black or white.)

REMEMBER! This design expires on June 8th! ORDER TODAY or risk missing out on your favorite design!

Lobby cards are a form of movie advertising that were quite common from the early days of film, up through the B-movie-rich 1950s and '60s. Usually issued in sets of eight, each card featured a different scene from the film. These days, full sets of lobby cards are highly sought after by collectors.

After releasing lobby card sets for almost all of the released Mihmiverse films, in honor of its tenth anniversary, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm has created a new set for his second film, "It Came From Another World!"

Available as an extremely-limited-run collectible, this set of eight 8.5" x 11" lobby cards depicts scenes from the film and are hand-colorized and stylistically "weathered" to look extra retro!

$19.99 per set
FREE shipping & handling!
The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast has arrived!

This month, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm implores listeners to contribute to "Demon with the Atomic Brain," recounts the coolness that was the "It Came From Another World!" 10th anniversary celebration and talks about the latest Mihmiverse collectibles!

Also included: "The Creature Connection" with Derek M. Koch of Monster Kid Radio, another "bad" joke from Dr. Bob Tesla of Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob and chapter three of "For Your Ice Only," writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's ongoing 1960s-set serial starring international spy and world champion curler, Beef McCormick!

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!

In the interest of expanding the reach of the Mihmiverse, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm has cast a handful of actors new to most Mihmivites in his next film, "Demon with the Atomic Brain." To introduce these fine folks to the fans, we'll be including a short interview with a different person each month leading up to the release of the film!

This month, we talk to Brian Gibson who will be performing the role of Dr. Denning!

Introduce yourself to the Mihmiverse!
I'm Brian Alan Gibson, Air Force brat and movie-phile. I remember being a young lad—I don't know for sure, maybe six or seven, when my older brother took me to see "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." Remember that scene when Gene Wilder first opens the door to the chocolate room and you see the chocolate waterfall and all of the edible flowers and trees and the mushrooms filled with whipped cream? Yeah, that's when I first decided I wanted to make movies!

That was the plan: all through high school, I was going to be a director. I was even accepted to Cal State! But... I got concerned about the expense and the distance from home (I grew up south of Fargo, ND), and I let fear prevent me from making the leap. As one compromise led to another, I ended up with a degree in economics and a career as a mid-level government bureaucrat. Wheee!

Luckily, the dream never died. It just simmered on the back burner. When my daughter was about 8, her mother and I took her to an audition for a production of "The King and I." After her audition, the director called out, "Okay, mom and dad, get up there." We tried to say no, but he insisted that they didn't have enough adults for all the parts and he was desperate. I think I sang "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" (badly). All three of us landed parts and we did the production as a family.

In community theatre, generally the more people you know, the more work you tend to get. Six months after "The King and I," the assistant director of that show was directing a show of her own and needed a couple of actors. My phone rang. Which led to another and another—and another. I was even able to direct a few shows.

About four years ago, I was taking an acting class when the instructor made an impassioned plea.

"What the hell are you waiting for?" he asked. "It's never been easier to make a movie. Go down to Best Buy, buy a $200 camera, a recorder and a microphone and go make a movie. Stop waiting around for someone else to call you because it won't happen."

At that moment, "I got religion." I went to Best Buy and bought my first camera. That led to my first experience acting on camera, an agent, and even a few paying jobs. Now I'm just trying to improve my skills and become a better on-screen actor. Since practice makes perfect, I audition a lot...which led me to Mr. Christopher Mihm.

Tell us about your experience auditioning for "Demon with the Atomic Brain." In your opinion, how has the film shoot gone so far?
Working in...well, how should I say it? Amateur films? No. Small-time films? Whatever you call it, you experience a wide-range of people and varying levels of professionalism—from semi-pro to downright awful. Fortunately, I met Mr. Mihm after he had already made a good number of films, so he has a well-developed process and knows what he needs at each step. How refreshing! I'm also fortunate to work with a group of actors (which also come in all flavors from professional to awful) who are a hell of a lot of fun to work with. No egos. No prima donnas. Just a group of instant friends who enjoy hanging out together on weekends and only really get serious when that director guy interrupts by yelling "action!"

What most excites you most about being in "Demon with the Atomic Brain?" What makes you most nervous?
What makes me most nervous is trying not to suck. That's always my goal: don't suck. Sometimes I succeed. Sometimes I do not. It's important to me because when an actor sucks, the story doesn't get told. A bad actor gets in the way and stops the narrative and emotion. I've seen enough crap as an audience member to know how disappointing it can be. So, my great fear is being "that guy." To make matters worse, it's almost impossible for me to know if I'm sucking when it happens. Judging the "suckiness" of a performance requires a certain objectivity. But when I'm the actor, I'm totally subjective. I can't see myself from the outside, so I have trust that my director will say something and correct me if my suck-level gets too high.

What I'm most excited about is the potential to create the magic—that threshold that can be crossed when the audience gets lost in the story and no longer sees actors, but instead sees the people we are trying so hard to bring to life. They don't see props, they see ray guns. They don't see sets, they see a cave or a forest or a conference room. It's the same magic I experienced when Gene Wilder opened that door 40 years ago in Wonka's factory—and it doesn't begin to compare to any accomplishments I've achieved as a government bureaucrat!

Any parting thoughts?
A life lived in fear is a life half-lived. What the hell are you waiting for?
June 8, 2017 - 10:00PM
"The Giant Spider" screens in the Con-Flix room at Fargo CoreCon!

Baymont Inn & Suites, 1333 13th Avenue South, Fargo, ND
June 9, 2017 - 6:30PM, $5.00
Join Christopher R. Mihm to celebrate the 10th anniversary of "It Came From Another World!" as he personally presents the film at the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson, TX!

Click HERE to purchase tickets!

Alamo Drafthouse, 100 South Central Expressway #14, Richardson, TX
June 23-25, 2017
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, Mihmiverse-master-monster-maker Mitch Gonzales and Mark Haider (General Castle) will be selling Mihmiverse merchandise and signing autographs at the 2017 Monster Bash, the international classic monster movie conference and film festival!

Double Tree Pittsburgh North, 910 Sheraton Drive, Mars, PA
July 7, 2017 - 7:00PM
Friday Fright Night presents a special FREE screening of "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter" 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
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!
Night of the Demon (1957)
Directed by Jacques Tourneur
Starring Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins and Niall MacGinnis

Following the murder of a high-profile English professor, American psychologist and professional skeptic Dr. John Holden (Dana Andrews) travels to the U.K. and finds himself tormented by a satanic cult's powerful leader, Dr. Julian Karswell (Niall MacGinnis). Trying his best to maintain his skepticism in the face of Dr. Karswell's terrifying and seemingly real black magic, Dr. Holden must race against the clock to not only expose the cult leader's true evil, but save his own life from impending doom. "Night of the Demon" is an under-appreciated 1950s horror masterpiece. In essence, it's a psychological thriller/pseudo-film noir about a battle of wits between a pair of diametrically opposed characters, and serves as an interesting metaphor of science versus religion. Wrongfully billed as a B-grade picture, "Night of the Demon" contains some truly great performances, skilled direction, and a cracking, well-thought-out script. The only misstep was the addition of a VERY fake looking demon monster (which made for a great poster) that appears a couple times during the film, but was a major source of friction between the film's producer and director. Luckily, it's cheesy in all the right ways, and is used sparingly and effectively. In all honesty, it doesn't detract from this amazing movie. The original film was made in England and, when initially brought to the U.S., was heavily edited and retitled "Curse of the Demon" (as you can see on the included poster). The resulting re-edit isn't nearly as good as the original English cut of the film but, luckily, both are currently available on a "double feature" DVD containing both versions. If you've never seen this excellent film and are a fan of classic horror, you owe it to yourself to see it RIGHT AWAY! One of my all-time favorite films of the era!
— Christopher R. Mihm
Bad to the (Rath) Bone!

Actor Basil Rathbone was born in South Africa 125 years ago this month. He is best known, of course, for playing Sherlock Holmes in 14 films and hundreds of radio and TV shows from 1939 through 1954. He also starred in numerous horror and sci-fi films before and after his time at 221-B Baker Street. See if you can name them.

1. (1939) Rathbone teamed with 2 other horror legends in a film that finds the son of a famous—and feared—inventor who tries to re-animate his father's creation (Boris Karloff), only to find that it's controlled by his father's old assistant (Bela Lugosi).

2. (1941) Greedy heirs gather to await the death of rich old Henrietta Winslow. Cue the thunder and lightning, howling cats, gunshots, secret passages, and screams in the night. Bela Lugosi is in this one, too...along with Broderick Crawford, Gail Sondergaard, and Alan Ladd.

3. (1956) A mad scientist (Rathbone) kidnaps his victims and cuts open their brains in an effort to find a cure for his wife's brain tumor. This film is jam-packed with horror legends, including Bela Lugosi (once again!), Lon Chaney Jr., John Carradine and Tor Johnson!

4. (1965) In the year 2020, three spaceships begin an expedition to the planet Venus. Only two make it. When one of the ships lands, the astronauts are attacked by prehistoric animals. Oddly enough, this film was shot in Russia with Russian-speaking actors, but then re-dubbed into English. At that point, they added new footage featuring Rathbone to make it look like an English/American production.

5. (1966) It's a beach movie! It's a horror movie! It's a musical! It's a comedy! A corpse has 24 hours to mastermind a good deed without leaving his crypt so he can go up to Heaven. In addition to Rathbone, dig this crazy cast list: Boris Karloff, Tommy Kirk, Deborah Walley, Jesse White (The original Maytag Repairman), Harvey Lembeck, Benny Rubin and Nancy Sinatra! Groovy!
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
— Mike Cook
Some people say my jokes are "cheesy." Some people say Christopher R. Mihm's movies are "cheesy." Well, that is going to be my important moment in science this month. I'll show you no one is cheesier than Dr. Bob Tesla but there is something cheesier! This month, Kraft's Velveeta was invented!

In the early 1900s, the Monroe Cheese Company had problems with broken cheese wheels and tasked Emil Frey to figure out some way to salvage them. In 1918, he found that by re-adding the whey with other ingredients, he was able to make a smooth, easily melted product. Because its texture was so velvety, he named it Velveeta! In 1927, Kraft Foods bought the Velveeta Company and, on June 2nd, 1928, Kraft's Velveeta was born! It was sealed in tin foil and packaged in a wooden box for easy sale. Believe it or not, it was advertised as a nutritious health food! Velveeta became the first cheese product to gain the American Medical Association's seal of approval in 1931.

In the 1950s, Kraft brought out pre-sliced American cheese which competed with Velveeta until they shifted the marketing for it. Instead of trying to get people to slice Velveeta for their sandwiches, they promoted it as a cheese sauce or dip! Brilliant!

While it was originally made from real cheese (if you were alive in the '80s, you might remember the jingle used to say "Colby, Swiss and Cheddar, blended all together!"), it's now made a bit more like something in my lab. They use whey protein concentrate and milk protein concentrate mixed with milk, fat and preservatives and, after the FDA stepped in, it can no longer be called "cheese." It might be a lab creation now, but that just makes it SCIENCE you can eat! Just don't eat a lot of it. After all, that AMA seal of approval was back when doctors endorsed cigarettes on television!
Come out to Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob on June 10th to see the fully restored version of "Manos: The Hands of Fate" at the Gateway Film Center in Columbus, OH!
"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" and "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical" 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. "Son of Frankenstein," 2. "The Black Cat," 3. "The Black Sleep," 4. "Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet," 5. "The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini"

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