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Now that the next great Mihmiverse movie, "Annihilate All Humans!," is finished, writer/ director Christopher R. Mihm is knee-deep in the "pre-release phase" of the film, which is the period of time between the completion of a project's editing phase and its actual world premiere. It is during this time when excitement over the new movie REALLY starts to ramp up because it's when we, the fans, are able to experience a few substantial teases and glimpses of what's in store once the movie is unleashed upon the world!

Speaking of the film's world premiere, Mr. Mihm has been in contact with the Heights Theater and secured a date for the big event: August 2nd, 2023! To date, all live, in-person Mihmiverse premiere events have taken place at this cinematic gem located on the outskirts of Minneapolis. Restored to its original 1926 art deco glory by current owner (and good friend of the Mihmiverse), Tom Letness, the Heights is the longest-running movie theater in the state of Minnesota.

Advance tickets for the world premiere of "Annihilate All Humans!" will go on sale later this month and, unlike last year's premiere of "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Day the Earth Abruptly Almost Ended," there are currently no health-related restrictions expected for this year's event! To ensure you don't miss out on the exact date advance tickets go on sale, make sure to check the news feed at SaintEuphoria.com frequently!

In the meantime, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm continues to work on authoring physical media for the film's looming release date. The poster design is done and we hope to have them on sale soon. Lastly, Mr. Mihm debuted the film's official trailer at last month's 10th anniversary celebration of "The Giant Spider" and released it several days later. If you have yet to see it—or simply want to watch it again!—check it out below!


With "Annihilate All Humans!" coming out in a few short months, the biggest question on everyone's mind is: what's next!? If you attended the 10th anniversary celebration of "The Giant Spider" at the end of May, you heard writer/director Christopher R. Mihm discuss some of the ideas he's toying with. We're happy to report that he has FINALLY decided which of those ideas he's going to pursue—HOWEVER, he has yet to reveal it to us! We just know that he knows exactly what movie he's going to make but, according to him, he doesn't want to get ahead of himself before opening things up for contributors.

Regardless of when we finally hear what the next movie will be, we've been informed that whatever it is, it's going to be something Mr. Mihm has NEVER attempted before. He promises that certain aspects of this next project will be absolutely different from the 18 feature films, Christmas special, and stage musical—yet be distinctively "MIHMIVERSE" in nature. Like you, we have no idea what that means and, like Evelyn Johnson, lack any helpful knowledge. It's an understatement to say we're extremely enthusiastic to find out what the heck ANY of this means. It has been promised that we will know sooner rather than later. We don't know about you, but we cannot wait!


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Systemic lupus erythematosus (which is commonly known as Lupus) is a disease that occurs when a person's immune system starts to attack itself! Folks with Lupus experience periodic flare-ups that cause pain, skin rashes & sensitivity, and issues with organs like the brain, lungs, kidney, and heart. Over time, the chronic inflammation caused by the disease can damage vital organs and even lead to death.

Lupus is a condition that requires those afflicted to manage the disease and its symptoms for the entirety of their lives through various treatments, including some which were originally developed for cancer patients! 90% of Lupus patients are women who are diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 44 and, sadly, there is no cure. Thankfully, organizations like the Lupus Research Foundation hope to help find one!

The Lupus Research Foundation is a new, progressive, energetic organization focused on finding a cure for Lupus within seven years. It is patient-run, and, through the Lupus Spiel—a professional-amateur curling tournament designed to raise awareness and funds for lupus research by combining amateur curlers with Olympians and world-class champions—enjoys a world-wide reputation for raising awareness and having fun while doing it!

Many members of the Mihmiverse family are big into the sport of curling with writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, the first lady of the Mihmiverse, Stephanie Mihm, Mark "General Castle" Haider, Michael "The Monster" Kaiser, David "Butch" Mihm, Elliott "Danny Johnson" Mihm, and Alice "Evelyn Johnson" Mihm all playing regularly in leagues at the Four Seasons and St. Paul curling clubs. Alice loves the sport so much, she's even taking a crack at becoming the skip of Team USA for the 2024 Junior Olympics!

The 2023 Lupus Spiel is coming up at the end of this month. Alice Mihm, David Mihm, and Michael Kaiser are all participating as Team Mihm. The point of the event is to raise money for the Foundation and, hopefully, help it to reach its goal of curing the disease. In addition, teams are able to fundraise to help them secure the celebrity skip of their choice!

Team Mihm is currently seeking donations! If you're interested in helping out, please consider throwing a few bucks at Team Mihm by going HERE!


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The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast has arrived!

This month, host writer/director Christopher R. Mihm discusses the censorship of history & why it's important to learn from the past, and delves deep into his growing affection for his soon-to-be-released film, "Annihilate All Humans!"

Also included: The next installment in "An Oral History of the Mihmiverse," and "Atomic Tales," a monthly short story from the author of "The Canoe Cops vs. The Mummy," Stephen D. Sullivan, is back!

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!

In this new column, we'll be digging through old issues of the Mihmiverse Monthly and Phantom Lake Almanac (which was the original name of this newsletter!) and presenting interesting bits and pieces from the past! After all, this newsletter has been around since the release of "The Monster of Phantom Lake" back in 2006, so there's a LOT to choose from!

This month, we go back to August 2008 for a column we used to call The Actor's Corner, where we interviewed the performers whose faces you've come to know so well over the years!

In this month's The Actor's Corner, we interview Justen Overlander, who appeared as doomed teenager Jonathan in "The Monster of Phantom Lake." In addition to writing, producing and directing his own films, Justen is currently in talks to return in front of the camera as the Sheriff in "Terror From Beneath The Earth!"

Q: When did you first become interested in acting and why?
A: The acting bug bit me early and left a giant welt immune to all salves, gels and pastes I have applied to it.

Q: Do you have any fun memories to share of your experience filming "The Monster of Phantom Lake?"
A: Dressing up as the monster was a blast. Wait, that wasn't me. I do remember breaking into spontaneous choruses of Disney music with the rest of the cast, which was joyous.

Q: Is there anything specific you'd like to accomplish or experience in your life?
A: I'd like a reliable career in the entertainment industry. Preferably not in porn.

BONUS: Name three interesting (or weird) things about you people might not know.
A: My all-time favorite movie is "The Great Outdoors." I'm a video game nerd. I have self-diagnosed claustrophobia, ophiophobia, and emetophobia.  
The Scary '60s!

At the beginning of the 1960s, horror films began to change from cheesy goodness to bloody classics. This month, we're going back six decades for some of the best of the best.

As always, I have a list of titles and a list of plot points/info. If you can match them up, congratulations! But don't get "(Hitch)cocky," kid!

1. "The Little Shop of Horrors" (1960)
2. "Peeping Tom" (1960)
3. "Psycho" (1960)
4. "The Innocents" (1961)
5. "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" (1962)
6. "Carnival of Souls" (1962)

A. The only detail you're getting from me is that Jack Nicholson was in this Roger Corman film.
B. This film about a serial killer upset British audiences so much, it was pulled from theatres after five days and ruined the career of director Michael Powell.
C. Story by Henry James, screenplay co-written by Truman Capote, a governess and a haunted house.
D. An embezzler, a shower and the quite possibly the most watched scene in film history. (This one should be a "gimme.")
E. Roger Ebert felt this film about a young girl who survives a car crash and experiences some supernatural events, was like a lost episode of "The Twilight Zone."
F. Two sisters who hated each other were played by two actresses who hated other in a film that coined the term "hag horror."
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
— Mike Cook
The Tingler (1959)
Directed by William Castle
Starring Vincent Price, Oliver Higgins and Judith Evelyn

In this William Castle horror classic, Vincent Price plays Dr. Warren Chapin, a pathologist with an interesting theory about the origins of that tingling sensation experienced during moments of extreme fear. He believes it is the result of a caterpillar-like parasite (dubbed a "tingler") that lives on the spine of every human being, feeds on fear, and can only be neutralized by screaming. When the deaf and mute (and therefore incapable of screaming) wife of a silent-movie house owner dies after a series of seemingly supernatural events, Dr. Chapin is able to test his theory by cutting her dead body open to look for—and ultimately find and capture—a tingler. The good doctor keeps it in his lab but, after being heavily dosed with LSD (seriously) by his cheating wife and attacked by the stronger-than-expected tingler, Dr. Chapin is barely saved by the screams of his sister-in-law. Deciding that the tingler is too dangerous to survive outside the human body, Dr. Chapin decides to return it to the corpse of the theater owner's wife so that it may die with her. While in the theater, the creature escapes and all heck breaks loose! Director William Castle is best known as the filmmaker who used gonzo gimmicks to make going to screenings of his films more of an interactive experience. During certain showings of "The Tingler," Mr. Castle had a number of seats wired with "joy buzzer"-like devices that, at the proper moments, would give moviegoers an unexpected "jolt" to replicate the experience of being attacked by a "tingler." Those who were "attacked" were encouraged to stand up and scream as loud as possible to ward off the creature! Though the film itself received mixed reviews, the gimmick has since become a part of Hollywood history and legend. In my opinion, the movie alone is a decent example of Mr. Castle's work. Though not my favorite of his films (that honor goes to 1959's "House on Haunted Hill"), it's still quite enjoyable and worth seeing—especially if you can find a local movie-house willing to show the film in full "Percepto"—joy-buzzer wired seats and all!
— 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 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 Phantom Lake Kids in The Day the Earth Abruptly Almost Ended," 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 most recent release, "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Day the Earth Abruptly Almost Ended") 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-A, 2-B, 3-D, 4-C, 5-F, 6-E

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