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"The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us" World Premiere
July 27, 2022 — doors at 6:30PM, movie at 7:30PM

The 17th Mihmiverse film in as many years, "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Day the Earth Abruptly Almost Ended," is complete, and that means it's time to get back to the Heights Theater in Columbia Heights, MN for a live, in-theater MIHMIVERSE WORLD PREMIERE!

Attendees will enjoy an evening of retro-inspired cinematic fun complete with hand-picked, era-appropriate newsreels, classic trailers, appearances by most (if not all) of the cast and crew, autographs, photo opportunities with monsters from the movie, a silent auction and more! DVDs, Blu-Rays, posters, exclusive collectibles, and other merchandise will be on sale!

Advance tickets to the event are NOW AVAILABLE!

IMPORTANT! This is the first Mihmiverse premiere since the Covid pandemic began (and 2019's "Queen of Snakes"). In the interest of protecting the health and safety of premiere attendees, we will be adhering to strict guidelines concerning certain Covid-related protocols. Regardless of the Covid infection rate on the date of this event, all attendees will be REQUIRED to wear a mask to attend. Only 120 advance tickets will be made available to give the organizers the ability to limit the event to half-capacity should it be required. The remaining 120 tickets will be sold at the door IF conditions are favorable to adding seats beyond 50% auditorium capacity!

Advance ticket holders will receive exclusive, collectible, individually-numbered tickets for every admission purchased. To be admitted, you MUST present your ticket(s) at the door. If you fail to do so, you will be required to pay AGAIN to enter—and only if tickets are available at the door! Collector's tickets will be mailed out at the end of June!

The Heights Theater is located at 3951 Central Avenue Northeast in Columbia Heights, MN.

"The Phantom Lake Kids in The Day the Earth Abruptly Almost Ended"
World Premiere Advance Tickets
$15.00 each




Phantom Lake County is known for its share of strange occurrences, from monster attacks to alien invasions. However, things will never be the same when, after experiencing inexplicable earthquakes emanating from a local system of caves, the area is overrun by grossly mutated creatures of unusual size, a phenomenon that may point to the return of a long-since-forgotten menace! Thankfully, the Phantom Lake Kids (Danny & Evelyn Johnson and their friends Billy Blue, Butch, and Chip) are "on the job" and determined to solve the real mystery: what's the deal with Butch's magic hat?

The disc 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 subtitles, and much more! The Blu-Ray even includes the 2009 Mihmiverse feature film, "Terror from Beneath the Earth!"

Feature Run Time: 1 hour, 16 minutes. Black & White, Widescreen, NOT RATED.

IMPORTANT! This item is pre-order only. All orders will ship on or around July 27th!

$9.99 (DVD) / $19.99 (Blu-Ray)
(+$3.99 shipping & handling)

Check here if the shipping address is outside of the U.S.
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As preparations are underway for the big in-theater world premiere of the final Phantom Lake Kids movie, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm is hard at work on his NEXT movie, "Annihilate All Humans!"

After a small Covid-related hiccup (just a potential exposure and, thankfully, no one came down with it!), principal photography of the film finally began on May 20th! The first scene to be shot included three of the main characters, all of whom are familiar faces to Mihmivites everywhere: Dr. Edwards (played once again by Mike Cook), Dr. Gabriel (James Norgard), and General Castle (Mark Haider). As proof, check out the cool behind-the-scenes photo below snapped by the first lady of the Mihmiverse, Stephanie Mihm!

In "Annihilate All Humans!," the world is under attack by flying saucers and only top scientists (Dr. Edwards and Dr. Gabriel) can put an end to their unearthly aggression! Unfortunately, they have no idea it's even happening because they've been kidnapped by General Castle and taken to a remote cabin in the deep woods for some unsolicited rest & relaxation! Can our heroes find their way back to civilization in time to stop the alien menace, or will the seemingly unstoppable space invaders succeed in their quest to ANNIHILATE ALL HUMANS!?
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Don't forget, the Mihmiverse is only made possible by contributions from fans like you. And, as principal photography marches forward, now is the time when the Mihmiverse needs your contributions the most!

For each $20.00 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 and a customized, frame-able document certifying their contribution!

IMPORTANT! Physical media copies of the finished film are NOT automatically included with a basic contribution. If you would like to be guaranteed a DVD or Blu-Ray of the film when it is released, you MUST order it separately (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." 
DVDS (+$10 each)
BLU-RAYS (+$20 each)
Is your mailing address outside of the U.S.?
(All non-U.S. mailing addresses will be charged a shipping premium for physical media.)


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.


Mihmiverse Blu-Rays are officially back in stock!

Each retail-ready, duplicated BD25 Blu-Ray contains a full 1080p high definition print of a Mihmiverse film. Each double-feature disc also contains an additional, remastered, highest-quality-possible standard-definition print of one of the first six films.

All films feature English audio & subtitles. Most include Esperanto audio & subtitles. All discs include commentary tracks by writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and a selection of special features only available on physical media!

Each Blu-Ray costs $19.99 each or $149.99 for a full set of 12 discs—six double-feature Blu-Rays plus five single-movie Blu-Rays and a DVD copy of "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!"

NOTE: "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" is NOT available on Blu-Ray.

Mihmiverse Blu-Rays
$19.99 each (+$4.99 S&H) / $149.99 full set (+$19.99 S&H)

After MANY years, the entire catalog of Mihmiverse DVDs is FINALLY available again! AND, the full set of 17 Mihmiverse DVDs is currently available for a special price of only $99.99—a savings of more than 40% if you bought them individually!

From the first Mihmiverse movie, "The Monster of Phantom Lake," through the recently-released "The Mihmiverse Holiday Special," this exclusive set includes everything ever released by writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, including the 2017 performance DVD of "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!"

U.S. Residents
(+$19.99 shipping & handling)
Outside U.S.
(+$59.99 shipping & handling)
Since the films of Christopher R. Mihm have existed for over 15 years, we figured digging into them would make for an entertaining addition to this newsletter! Thus, in this new section, aptly titled This Month in Mihmiverse History, we'll traipse through the "days of Mihmiverse past" and present some of the most interesting events!

In June of 2007, "It Came From Another World!" screened at the Micon 8 Cinemas in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. At this particular event, a group of fans brought props, including playing cards, "alien eyeballs," and canoe paddles, and turned the experience into a makeshift "Rocky Horror Picture Show." It also resulted in one of the best Mihmiverse-related photos ever taken. Check it out below!

In 2008, it was originally announced that the film to come after "Cave Women on Mars" would be called "Attack of the Killer Robot." In mid-June, it was revealed that writer/director Christopher R. Mihm was going to make a film called "Escape from Planet X" instead. Neither film was ever made, with the actual next movie ending up being "Terror from Beneath the Earth" (released in May of 2009).

"House of Ghosts" was released in late May of 2012. Less than two weeks later (in June), it received its first official review and the text of it included one of the best things ever said about the films of the Mihmiverse: "...[Mihm's films] are done for pocket money, but look like they cost the mortgage and are far more entertaining than studio efforts that cost hundreds of millions. They are like homemade cookies. They're just better than store bought."

The first Mihmiverse Blu-Rays for "House of Ghosts" and "The Giant Spider" were released in June of 2013. These first Blu-Rays included only the film and were burned by writer/director Christopher R. Mihm using his computer!

Principal photography of "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Unseen Invasion" wrapped up in early June of 2020. Having begun only two months prior, this marked the shortest amount of time it has ever taken to film a Mihmiverse film. This, of course, was only made possible by the fact that the entire cast and crew were stuck in a Covid "quarantine bubble" at the time and really didn't have much else to do!

After being delayed by the Covid pandemic, "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us" was finally released digitally in 2021. Currently, no other Mihmiverse film has been released in the month of June.
The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast has arrived!

This month, host writer/director Christopher R. Mihm gets pumped up about the forthcoming world premiere of "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Day the Earth Abruptly Almost Ended" and explains why YOU should attend! He also talks about the beginning of principal photography of his NEXT movie, "Annihilate All Humans!"

Also included: The latest installment of "An Oral History of the Mihmiverse" and the next chapter of "Atomic Tales," a monthly short story from the author of "The Canoe Cops vs. The Mummy," 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 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!

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 Chuck & Alberta Holloway!

Introduce yourself to the Mihmiverse!
Hello Mihmiverse! I'm Alberta (AKA Bobbie), 74 years old (I'll be 75 on July 5th!), and a female disabled Air Force veteran as a Law Enforcement Instructor and agent. I've worked for Ringling Bros Circus in the aerial ballet, as dancer and an elephant rider. I've worked for two veterans' organizations for a combined 27 years helping other veterans fight the VA for benefits. I should also mention that, in my much earlier years, I was with a dance group that got to dance at a gorilla's wedding! Yes, I know that sounds weird, but it's true!

My husband is Charles (Chuck) and turned 78-years-young on April 25th—which means he shares a birthdate with writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, albeit a few years apart! He was a radio operator in the Navy and worked for Disney for 29 years before retiring. He's a Florida native and knows more about being in the woods than ol' Daniel Boone himself!

We've been married for 24 years, are great big fans of the Mihmiverse, and love fishing, camping, and anything tropical! We have two incredible pups, Sasha and Chewie who will honestly sit and watch the movies with us! We lost our little girl Roxie over the rainbow bridge 6 years ago, but she is still much loved.

When and how did you discover the films of Christopher R. Mihm?
I have always been obsessed with old sci-fi and scary movies of the '50s and '60s. I was lucky enough to have a grandmother who worked at a theatre when I was a child, so I was able to get into the movies free and sit all day. This is when I discovered Vincent Price, giant spiders, gila monsters, giant leeches, and other creepy crawlies of my favorite era!

These days, we really don't watch regular TV anymore, but we always look for film noir and retro movies by perusing through Roku channels. One day while doing this, I saw a channel with a retro-looking monster on it and saved it to my channels. As I looked at the titles, I realized I didn't recognize any of them—which was great!

We first started watching a movie called "Queen of Snakes" and our first thought was, "What the heck is this?" It was something different and new... but also NOT new! After watching that, we decided to watch a second: "The Giant Spider." Afterwards we thought, "Okay, that was really, really incredible!" We had to know who was making these films, so we decided to investigate further and started reading up on what exactly Mihmiverse was, who writer/director Christopher R. Mihm was, and why he was making these kinds of films. The more we learned, the more we fell in love with what we were seeing!

If you had to pick just ONE, which of the Mihmiverse films would be your favorite?
This is truly a difficult question for us. If we really have to choose, we would have to go with "The Giant Spider." The special effects are utterly fantastic. We love the entire premise of the movie, the old cars, and the actors!

Ultimately though, it's a tough decision to have to pick just one because we really have so many favorites—and the Canoe Cops are fantastic! Plus, all of the actors, young and old, are special and have such great depths of talent.

Tell us how you, in particular, show your "Mihmiverse pride!"
For a start, as you can see from the photo above, we own Mihmiverse shirts. We also have a table in our entryway that displays our Mihmiverse objects, which range from a Steve People puppet, "The Giant Spider" lunchbox, the Mihmiverse wall calendar, our full collections of DVDs, and other collectibles. Everyone who enters our home is exposed to the Mihmiverse!

Where would you like to see the Mihmiverse go in the future?
We seriously love the Mihmiverse the way it is, and just want more of it! What Mr. Mihm does is so special. Other filmmakers seem to need to include over-the-top gore, graphic sexual content (or a least strong references to it), and/or seriously bad language in their films to get attention. To each their own, of course, and we are not prudes by any means. However, the Mihmiverse consistently proves that you can create fun, funny, and high quality movies without resorting to shock value!

It's clear writer/director Christopher R. Mihm garnishes each of his movies with love—and it shows! He really seems to care so much about what he does and we believe he cares about the people who stand by him and his work. That is a forever quality!
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!
Attack of the Film Zombies!

According to IMDb.com, there have been 4,207 Zombie or Zombie-related movies and TV shows created over the past hundred years.

Interestingly, only 49 of those were released before 1950. Then, if you take away the small handful of titles from the birth of television, circa 1948-50, and include only films that actually have the word "Zombie" in the title, the total drops to just 7!

This month, we're highlighting those 7! If you can match match the plot descriptions to the films, you can avoid the Zombie Apocalypse, and become the head cheese, so to speak! Good luck!

1. "White Zombies" (1932)
2. "Revolt of the Zombies" (1936)
3. "King of the Zombies" (1941)
4. "I Walked with a Zombie" (1943)
5. "Revenge of the Zombies" (1943)
6. "Zombies on Broadway" (1945)
7. "Valley of the Zombies" (1946)

A. Ormond Murks is not really a Zombie. He's a vampire who doesn't bite necks to get his blood, and dresses like the Phantom of the Opera. The film is part horror, and part comedy.
B. A young man asked a witch doctor to lure the woman he loves away from her fiancé. Instead, he gets a zombie slave. Bela Lugosi stars.
C. Two press agents are tasked to find a zombie to settle a commitment made to a gangster. Bela Lugosi stars in this one, too.
D. Shortly after the death of Scott Warrington's sister Lila, Scott and detective Larry Adams visit an old mansion in the Louisiana Swamp to meet Scott's brother-in-law, Dr, Max von Alterman, a Nazi who has secretly been creating Zombies for the Third Reich. Guess what happened to Lila. John Carradine stars.
E. On a spooky island, stranded travelers discover an evil doctor working with foreign spies to create zombies. The poster for the film promised: "HUMAN SACRIFICES! SAVAGE TORTURE! VOODOO RITES!"
F. A nurse is hired to care for the wife of a plantation owner on a Caribbean island, and strange things begin to happen. Believe it or not, the story was based on Jane Eyre.
G. An international expedition heads to Cambodia to search for—and destroy—an ancient formula that turns men into zombies. Bela Lugosi is in this one, too—briefly.
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
— Mike Cook
Invasion of the Saucer-Men (1957)
Directed by Edward Cahn
Starring Steven Terrell and Gloria Castillo

It's a dark night and a pair of 35-year-old teenagers (as most were in classic 1950s B-grade cinema) are on their way to lover's lane. They keep their lights off in fear of the crotchety, giant-shotgun-toting farmer who owns the land on which the make-out spot sits. In the distance, an alien spacecraft lands. One of its creepy, bug-eyed inhabitants exits and begins to scout around. As the alien and the headlight-less vehicle cross paths, the creature is unceremoniously killed. What follows is a preposterously goofy and altogether fun story involving an opportunistic businessman, horny teenagers, inept army guys, menacing three-foot-tall, needle-fingered aliens, the local police department, and one inebriated bull. Though the production values of this film are in the very-low-budget range, the alien design (and the film's poster) are iconic to the "classic drive-in" era. "Invasion of the Saucer Men" was originally intended to be a serious alien invasion movie but, at some point during production it became an outright comedy. As a result, the film occasionally feels somewhat uneven. Aside from that, the final product is quite funny. If you can somehow find a copy of this film (it'll most likely be a bootleg, as the rights have been tied up for decades), check it out. It's a perfect example of the particular kind of cheesiness that I, as a filmmaker, strive to re-create!
— Christopher R. Mihm
If you're like most people these days, you tend to stream your favorite TV shows and movies, particularly because it's way more convenient and you have access to them in more places! Did you know that there are now several places to stream the entire Mihmiverse catalog?

From the movie that started it all, "The Monster of Phantom Lake," to its musical offshoot, "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!," and "The Mihmiverse Holiday Special," everything you need to "visit" the denizens of Phantom Lake County is available for your streaming pleasure!

The ENTIRE filmography of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm (including the recently-released "The Mihmiverse Holiday Special") is available through the Mihmiverse Vimeo VOD portal!

Every film is presented using the same ultra high-quality renders used for the official Blu-Ray releases and actually feeds video content to the Drive-in Monsters Roku channel. Most importantly, the Mihmiverse Vimeo VOD portal is the ONLY PLACE to legally own the films digitally!

Retro-style monster movies from the wild & weird imagination of cult filmmaker Christopher R. Mihm! From giant, rampaging spiders to alien invasions and bug-eyed horrors, the Drive-in Monsters channel includes the entire catalog of Mr. Mihm's films, exclusive extras, and long lost special features originally released on currently out-of-print physical media! Explore the worldwide, underground cult phenomenon known as the "Mihmiverse" and enjoy the rebirth of the golden age of "drive-in cinema" with the Drive-in Monsters channel!

As of right now, the channel is free... but, that most likely will not last forever! So make sure to enjoy the Drive-in Monsters Roku channel while it's still completely free of charge!

Most of the films of the Mihmiverse are available on Amazon Video. Sadly, as Amazon continues to revise and rewrite its policies, they have downgraded the entire Mihmiverse catalog from "available with Prime" to rental only. Though this wasn't entirely unexpected—given the way the service has been slowly ridding itself of the films of Christopher R. Mihm—we CANNOT guarantee they will still be there on any given day! So, if Amazon is your preferred place to watch the Mihmiverse, enjoy it while it lasts!

NOTE: Amazon has barred writer/director Christopher R. Mihm (and MANY other independent filmmakers) from adding any new films to their service. As far as we have been able to figure out, the service is taking a more "curated" approach to its catalog and, unfortunately, does not have any more room for the cheesy goodness of the Mihmiverse! Therefore, if you're interested in watching the newest films of the Mihmiverse, we highly recommend checking out the Mihmiverse Roku channel, Drive-in Monsters!
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-B, 2-G, 3-E, 4-F, 5-D, 6-C, 7-A

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