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As of May 21st, principal photography of "Guns of the Apocalypse" is COMPLETE!

Despite several weather-related setbacks, the intrepid cast and crew of the next great Mihmiverse film buckled down and wrapped production of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's "post-apocalyptic spaghetti western!" More than 75% of the movie was shot outside in the middle of a rather intense Minnesota winter and, as a result, Mr. Mihm told us he believes shooting this film was more challenging than the previous 12. BUT, he also stated that that struggle has gone a long way toward helping "Guns of the Apocalypse" become the most visually striking of all Mihmiverse films—something we can all determine for ourselves when the film premieres in the fall!

Speaking of the world premiere of "Guns of the Apocalypse:" As of the publication of this newsletter, Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm has been in contact with the owner of the Heights Theater in Columbia Heights, and the date of the premiere is currently set for Wednesday, September 26th! This means, barring any unexpected catastophe, the film WILL BE released on that date! (The Heights Theater has been the location of every previous Mihmiverse world premiere.)

IMPORTANT! The Heights recently underwent a renovation wherein ALL of the seats in the theater were removed and replaced with larger, more comfortable ones—which is great news! The BAD NEWS is that because of this renovation, 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 risk missing out!

In honor of the completion of principal photography, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm has provided us with a very cool, exclusive still (below)! We're told this is a post-apocalyptic mutant played by Mihmiverse newcomer (and frequent contributor) Thom Gladhill with make-up by Matthew Goettsch.

Don't forget! "Queen of Snakes" is ALSO in production! With a shoot schedule running at a more leisurely pace, (the main focus right now being on finishing "Guns of the Apocalypse") principal photography is slated to continue through the end of June and potentially into early July. The plan remains to release the film early in 2019 to get the Mihmiverse back on a Spring release schedule.

As more and more of the film comes together, we promise to keep you updated throughout the process!
The films of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm are 100% crowd-funded by the fans and, although we've completed principal photography on "Guns of the Apocalypse," it certainly doesn't mean we still don't need funds! That being said, now's your chance to contribute to either "Guns of the Apocalypse," "Queen of Snakes" or both...and make sure they get finished and released!

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.
Early last month, the fine folks at the Indie Film Café interviewed writer/director Christopher R. Mihm at Texas Frightmare Weekend and, shortly thereafter, posted video of it on their YouTube page.

Check it out below!


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 discusses what people can expect from "Guns of the Apocalypse," interviews the star and monster creator from "Queen of Snakes" and gets on his "high horse" about so-called "fans" of "Star Wars!"

Also included: "The Kansas City Crypt" with Monster Movie Kid Rich Chamberlain, another "bad" joke from Dr. Bob Tesla of Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob and the return 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!

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 at Chapel Con in Albert Lea, MN!

Albert Lea City Arena, 701 Lake Chapeau Drive, Albert Lea, 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 newest feature in the Mihmiverse Monthly where we talk to YOU, the fans! Every month, we're going to pick 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 Lyn Wilson!

Introduce yourself to the Mihmiverse!
I am an ICU nurse, a grandmother of 10, and I seem to be the only sci-fi fanatic in the family. I was bedbound for nearly a year after severing my achilles tendon, so I watched A LOT of movies. B-grade sci-fi is my favorite, with a side of cheesy-world-ending-events. Therefore, discovering the Mihmiverse was exactly what I needed!

When and how did you discover the films of Christopher R. Mihm?
In a Facebook group I belong to, I saw mention of "The Giant Spider." My husband will watch with me when it's "old time" sci-fi—and "The Giant Spider" brought it! Once we were able to stream it on Amazon Prime, we watched it twice in a row just last year!

If you had to pick just ONE, which of the Mihmiverse films would be your favorite?
"The Giant Spider," hands down! I love the details from outfiis to the cars and music.

Tell us how you, in particular, show your "Mihmiverse pride!"
Right now, just on Facebook. But, I plan on getting some swag in the near future! I do brag about the films at work, too!

Where would you like to see the Mihmiverse go in the future?
I like the direction it's heading! That said, who wouldn't like to see "The Giant Spider" take on some "futuristic creatures" like giant crocodiles? Or, "The Monster of Phantom Lake" mosey over to Lake Placid?!
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!
The Crawling Eye (1958)
Directed by Quentin Lawrence
Starring Forrest Tucker and Laurence Payne

Based on "The Trollenburg Terror," a successful British television serial, this surprisingly gory (by 1950s standards) film follows an American scientist investigating some mysterious goings-on (including strange clouds and decapitation!) near a remote research station in the Swiss Alps. Eventually, the source is revealed to be cycloptic alien squid creatures with intentions to... do something bad, more than likely. It's never really made clear. One of the best things about this movie is how everything is treated as dead serious, no matter how outlandish or cheesy things get. The final reveal of the aliens (and their execution) is show-stoppingly bad in all the right ways. Not necessarily appropriate for younger children due to the film's often grisly subject matter, it is still highly recommended!
— Christopher R. Mihm
Something Funny Going On...

A number of Hollywood legends known primarily for their comedy work tried their hands at cheesy horror and sci-fi films. I'll list some names, some plots, and some titles, and your job is to match 'em up! (No Abbott and Costello or Three Stooges films will be used during this quiz.)

1. (1939) Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard team up for a story about a dead uncle, a decaying mansion, murder, mayhem and more.
2. (1940) Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard (again!) in a story about a radio broadcaster, an heiress and a haunted castle in Cuba.
3. (1946) The Bowery Boys (Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall & the gang) start an exterminating service and are called to a haunted mansion in the middle of the night.
4. (1953) Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were at the height of their fame as a duo when they starred in this flick about a night club singer and a busboy, who, while on the run from the mob, end up on a mysterious Caribbean Island looking for treasure and fighting off ghosts, zombies and other assorted killers. Bob Hope & Bing Crosby have cameos.
5. (1954) Mickey Rooney stars as a uranium prospector in a story about a sandwich, a bomb and an enemy spy ring.
6. (1965) Easy one! Don Knotts, a haunted mansion and a crime expose'! Attaboy, Luther!

A. "Scared Stiff"
B. "Spook Busters"
C. "The Ghost Breakers"
D. "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken"
E. "The Cat and the Canary"
E. "The Atomic Kid"
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!

Roadside attractions are often kitchy spots along your way to a final destination. Usually they are not too far off the beaten path and a great opportunity to stretch your legs, take a cheesy photo, and make a memory or two! Sometimes you will see the roadside attractions advertised along the road, but you may have to do some research to find a gem or two on the journey.

For our first installment of this new column, we find ourselves in Zumbrota, the acclaimed home of the only covered bridge in Minnesota. The bridge rests over the Zumbrota River and was built in 1869. It replaced the original bridge which was destroyed in a Spring flood.

The current bridge was in full use until 1932 and used to sit on the fairgrounds, but was returned to the river location in 1997. The bridge still displays the warning sign about receiving a hefty fine of $10 if you speed across it!

Be sure to make a stop the next time you are heading south to Iowa or heading north to the Twin Cities—you could check it out on your way to the world premiere of the next Mihmiverse film! After all, the weather in Minnesota is quite beautiful in September!

Main Streets across America used to be home to many single screen movie houses. As multiplexes started popping up with modern amenities like surround sound, fancy seats and expensive treats, most Main Street single-screens couldn't compete. A few, however, have managed to make it and, in this age of hyper-connectiveness, have become important fixtures to their communities as they allow people to emerge from their digital cocoons and enjoy real, in-person time with their neighbors!

One such place, a quaint little theater called the Jem, is located in Harmony, MN. The Jem was established in 1940 and, to date, is still the only movie theater in Fillmore County.

The Jem is family-owned and operated and, though nothing fancy by modern-multiplex standards, for what it lacks in beauty, it more than makes up for in charm. Theater admission is extremely affordable at only $5 for adults, $4 for children under 12, and everyone two and under are free!

When our family visited the Jem, we saw "Spiderman: Homecoming." The popcorn was fresh and made with real butter. As an extra bonus, if you bring in your own container for the popcorn, you get a discount on the crunchy treat! In addition to first-run movies, the theater also hosts special programming events and, occasionally, live music. The Jem is a REAL gem and is definitely worth a road trip to Harmony, MN!
— Stephanie Mihm
After last month's dive into biology, we're returning to space for this month's Important Moment in Science. Specifically, we're going to focus on the first space probe to successfully orbit another planet, and it started 47 years ago! It's time to focus on the oft-overlooked Mariner 9!

The Mariner program was NASA's space probe program from the 1960s and '70s that was designed to explore the terrestrial planets. Being the early days of NASA, there were a lot of failures to match the successes. Mariner 8 was destroyed at launch, so they had to quickly test Mariner 9 and get it ready for its trip to Mars. NASA launched Mariner 9 on May 30th, 1971 and it arrived at the red planet on November 14th. It successfully achieved orbit and became the first space probe to do so, narrowly beating the Soviet Union's Mars 2 and 3 probes that arrived a month later.

When it arrived, Mars was undergoing a massive planet-wide dust storm that obscured the surface for months. Luckily, the Mariner 9 probe could be reprogrammed remotely so NASA was able to get it to focus on other parts of its mission and postpone taking pictures of Mars's surface until the dust storm subsided. The Soviet probes were not so lucky and wasted most of their system resources.

Mariner 9 was able to add much to our understanding of Mars. Because of its pictures, we were able to determine that Olympus Mons was, in reality, a massive volcano, the biggest in the solar system! It also showed us the over 4000 km-long canyon system that was named Valles Marineris in honor of the spacecraft. Because of Mariner 9's findings, NASA was able to pinpoint locations to send the later Viking missions. After its 16 month mission, Mariner 9 was turned off. It is still orbiting Mars, but is expected to enter the Martian atmosphere and be destroyed sometime in 2022. It might not have been one of the more glamorous missions like a lander mission, but Mariner 9 made a very important contribution to SCIENCE!
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-B, 4-A, 5-F, 6-D

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