Advance tickets to the May 22nd world premiere of "The Giant Spider" are NOW ON SALE! How and/or why is that urgent? The event is ALREADY more than three-quarters sold out! When you add up the number of associate producers attached to the film who have already pledged to attend, the number of actors and crewpersons involved in the making of the film and the triple-digit ticket sales to date (advance tickets went on sale February 21st), you don't end up with very many seats left!

SO, if you are even remotely considering attending the world premiere (it IS open to the public!), we cannot stress enough the importance of picking up your tickets LITERALLY right now. Heck, by the time you read this, the event may ALREADY be sold out!

In addition to being one of the first people on the planet to see writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's BIGGEST movie to date, premiere attendees will enjoy a program complete with hand-picked, era-appropriate newsreels, classic trailers, appearances by most (if not all) of the cast and crew, free cake, autographs, a silent auction and organ music from the "WCCO Mighty Wurlitzer!" DVDs, posters and other merchandise will also be on sale!

IMPORTANT! Because we are already very close to selling out, we CANNOT guarantee the availability of day-of admission tickets. If the event sells out through advance sales, there will be NO tickets available at the door. For proof of the importance of alacrity, it should be noted that last year's premiere of "House of Ghosts" sold out completely within five weeks!

The world premiere of "The Giant Spider" is open to the public, so the ONLY WAY to ensure admittance to the event is to purchase an advance ticket SOONER rather than later!

To purchase advance tickets, visit the events section of the SaintEuphoria.com merchandise page to order yours today! They're selling out fast and once they're gone, THERE WILL BE NO MORE.

In other "The Giant Spider" news, on Valentine's Day writer/director Christopher R. Mihm showed his love for all Mihmivites by releasing the official trailer for his next film! Within 48 hours of being released, the video had been viewed THOUSANDS of times and spread quickly from blog to blog across the great expanse of the Internet. We here at the Mihmiverse Monthly were excited as heck and VERY pleased when we finally saw it! Needless to say, for as great as it is, it DEFINITELY deserves the kind of attention it's been receiving!

Check it out below!

"House of Ghosts" has been nominated for a Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award!

Since 2002, the Rondos have been fandom's only true classic horror award. They are decided by fans, for fans. Every Rondo nominee is being recognized for a significant achievement in the genre during the year of 2012. Voting is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and is done through email. To vote, visit the following website:


Next, copy the ballot, paste it into an email, pick your choices ("House of Ghosts" is in section 8 of the ballot under Best Independent Film), and send it along with your name to taraco@aol.com.

That's it! AND, don't forget to pass this information on to EVERYONE YOU KNOW! We need as many people as humanly possible to make this happen!

After "Terror from Beneath the Earth" and "Attack of the Moon Zombies," this is the third Mihmiverse film to be nominated for a Rondo! Let's see if we, the Mihmivites, can make this the year one of the films of Christopher R. Mihm finally wins!

With the completion of "The Giant Spider," we've added a bunch of screenings, appearances and unique events to the SaintEuphoria.com events page, including:
  • Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's films will continue to screen on Australian television on "The Schlocky Horror Picture Show" with horror host Nigel Honeybone!
  • This month, Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob will host the first-ever "Mihmithon"—IN 3-D! Presented in "in-Mihmiverse chronological order," each night for a full week, one of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's films will be screened in classic red/blue 3-D. PLUS, "It Came From Another World!" will include a live shadowcast by "The Midnight Shift!"
  • Deserving of another mention: The world premiere of "The Giant Spider" will take place on May 22nd at The Heights Theatre.

    Advance tickets are now available and selling VERY quickly! Seriously, DO NOT HESITATE!
  • "The Giant Spider" will continue a years-long Mihmiverse tradition by screening over Memorial Day weekend at the Hi-way 18 Outdoor Theatre in Jefferson, Wisconsin! This great drive-in is actually featured prominently in the film! The movie will screen as the third film of a triple-feature, other films TBA.
For a complete list of Mihmiverse-related events, visit (and bookmark) the SaintEuphoria.com events page!

Don't live near one of the cities in which 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? If you can successfully book a screening of one or more Mihmiverse films in your area, you'll earn a $25 gift certificate to put toward any merchandise featured on the merchandise page at SaintEuphoria.com, the online home of the films of Christopher R. Mihm! 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!

It's been a long process for writer/director/actor Justen Overlander (Ray/Sheriff Elliott/Jonathan), but his farcical comedy, "The Bequeather," is finally "in the can!" Scheduling conflicts and arm surgery for Justen delayed the project, but it is on pace to be completed by summer 2013 (fingers crossed). To stay up-to-date on this (and other Justen-related projects), like Kenzie Productions on Facebook!

The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Bonfire Podcast is now available for download!

After a one month absence, Mihmiverse Bonfire Podcast host Rhuby rejoins fellow host Hater, perma-guest writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and "candle tender" Mitch "The Rain Bringer" Gonzales in the podcast basement (still too cold for a bonfire). The guest: Mihmiverse "bad girl" Rachel Grubb, the ultra-talented actress best known as Amy in "The Monster of Phantom Lake" and Hagra, Lead Huntress of the Liak tribe, in "Cave Women on Mars."

Also included: the latest episode of "Commander Lambent: Space Explorer...In Space!," another "bad poem" from writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and the latest edition of "Who's Googlin' Who?," wherein writer/director Christopher R. Mihm reads some of the more "interesting" search terms used by people trying to find his website!
Click here to download part 1Click here to download part 2

The Mihmiverse Bonfire Podcast was created as a supplement to this newsletter and will be released on or around the 15th of every month. Moderated by hosts Rhuby 'n' Hater, this free-to-download monthly audiocast offers exclusive news, interviews with the folks who make the Mihmiverse possible, shameless self-promotion and original recurring content!

If you'd like to ask a question of the hosts, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, or any of the show's upcoming guest(s), click HERE to submit your queries! If we like them, we may even include them in a future podcast! OR, you can "like" the Mihmiverse Bonfire Podcast page on Facebook and "participate" by posting to the podcast's wall during recording!

Every month, the Mihmiverse Monthly, the official newsletter of the films of Christopher R. Mihm, includes an ever-changing array of guest-written columns.

This month you'll find:
  • Classic Movie Trivia
    Mike Cook (Gustav/Dr. Edwards) uses the skills learned when he was the coordinator of AOL's Trivia Channel to bring you trivia with a classic film theme!
  • Mihmiverse Memories
    In this new column, we'll be sharing some of the fun and funny stories behind the making and/or promotion of the Mihmiverse films.
  • From the Mihmiverse Test Kitchens
    The first lady of the Mihmiverse, Stephanie Mihm (Rosemary/Ursula), shares her favorite recipes that are sure to satisfy any monster-sized appetite!
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for other columns, OR if you're interested in writing one, please contact us at info@sainteuphoria.com and let us know what you think! In the meantime, enjoy the new-and-improved Mihmiverse Monthly!

Earth vs. The Spider (1958)
Directed by Bert I. Gordon
Starring Edward Kemmer and June Kenny.

After "30-year-old-teenager" Carol Flynn's father goes missing, she enlists the help of her boyfriend Mike to find him. While searching, they come across her dad's wrecked car near a spooky cave that's clearly marked DO NOT ENTER. They enter anyway and find not only her father's desiccated remains, but the gigantic spider responsible for his death. Through a ridiculous (albeit strangely engrossing) series of events involving the local sheriff, their science teacher and a high school rock-'n'-roll band, the spider is released from the cave and begins terrorizing the town. The special effects are era-appropriate cheese and the acting (not to mention the ages of the actors playing teenagers) is questionable. Despite its many shortcomings, the film is still one of my favorite classic 1950's monster films and one of director Bert I. Gordon's better efforts. Highly recommended!

— Christopher R. Mihm

Since so many fans and supporters have contributed and become associate producers, we wanted to take time to highlight some of these wonderful people! Thus, every month between now and the release of "The Giant Spider," we will randomly choose and interview one of them.

This month, we interview Shirley Miezwa!

Introduce yourself to the Mihmiverse!

My name is Shirley Miezwa. My husband Michael and I have lived in Brooklyn Center, MN for more the 25 years. We have always been black and white horror and sci-fi movie fans—my top two favorites are "The Haunting of Hill House" and "The Day the Earth Stood Still."

When and how did you discover the films of Christopher R. Mihm?

One day in late 2009 or early 2010, my husband came home with an article from the Minneapolis StarTribune about writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and what he has been doing. This piqued our interest, so we bought two tickets and went to see "Destination: Outer Space." We were hooked! For Christmas, we made two of our grandsons associate producers of "Attack of the Moon Zombies." Now, they are hooked too! At last year's premiere of "House of Ghosts," a group of ten of us attended. This year for "The Giant Spider" we expect even more in attendance!

Which of the seven released films is your favorite and why?

My favorite Christopher R. Mihm movie is the last one, "House Of Ghosts." Each year his films seem to get more suspenseful and exciting!

You recently became an associate producer of "The Giant Spider." Why?

I became an associate producer of Christopher R. Mihm's latest film because I enjoy and support good, fun, wholesome, family entertainment and Mr. Mihm's films have become a family tradition for three generations of my family!

Theme: In honor of the imminent release of "The Giant Spider," name the giant beasts from the following flicks. (Note: The monsters are not given away by the titles. Or are they?)

#1: "Them!" (1954)

#2: "It Came From Beneath the Sea" (1955)

#3: "Monster From Green Hell" (1957)

#4: "Beginning of the End" (1957)

#5: "Night of the Lepus" (1972)

Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.

— Mike Cook

Welcome to the new Mihmiverse Memories column! In this section, you'll read about some of the fun and funny stories behind the making and promotion of the Mihmiverse films. This month, our Mihmiverse Memory is provided by fan-favorite Deanne McDonald (Elizabeth)!

A Monster-Sized Memory

I have a memory I'd like to share from the world premiere of "The Monster of Phantom Lake" at the Heights Theatre.

My niece, Kayla May, was (I think) 3-years-old at the time, and found the movie absolutely terrifying! In one of the extended sequences where Elizabeth is running from the monster, the audience was laughing and Kayla May started crying, which only made the audience laugh harder. I will always remember her sitting on my lap, crying out for her "Auntie DeeDee."

I'm pretty sure her dad spent the rest of the movie with her in the lobby! Her parents were not mad at all and still find it very funny. Until he exited with Kayla May, my brother-in-law was having a blast identifying "Stargate" references throughout the film.

(I never realized my character's name, Elizabeth Weir, was taken from the show until he told me!)

My sister asked Kayla May (who is 10 now) about the movie and she didn't remember it at all. She said she really wants to see it again, but thought it's best if we don't let her little sister Elizabeth see it yet. Elizabeth just turned 4, so Kayla thinks she'd probably be scared!

— Deanne McDonald

By this time of year in the cold northern climates, we're wishing and wishing for warmer days and more sunlight (even though these things are still far away). In order to trick our senses into thinking Spring is closer than it is, we've been making some light salads. The following recipe is a favorite that our whole crew loves.

Authentic Polish Cucumber Salad (Mizeria)

  • 3 medium cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dill
1. Place cucumbers in a medium bowl and add the salt, mixing lightly until salt adheres evenly to the cucumbers.

2. Cover and refrigerate for one hour.

3. Drain juice from the cucumbers.

4. In a small bowl, combine the remainder of the ingredients.

5. Add to the cucumbers and mix gently.

6. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Yield: 4 servings.

One serving equals 146 calories. I give this delicious salad 8 out of 8 "hairy spider legs." Don't forget to serve this fabulous side dish with cabbage rolls and a marble rye bread. ENJOY!
— Stephanie Mihm

March 1 - 10:30PM

Watch the Australian television debut of "Cave Women on Mars" on The Schlocky Horror Picture Show with horror host Nigel Honeybone!

TVS Sydney Channel 44 streamed LIVE at tvs.org.au
March 8-9 - 7:30PM, March 10 - 7:00PM

Sid Korpi (Leigh/Administrator Ripley) will be appearing in the one-act play "WASP," written by Steve Martin.

Dreamland Arts, 677 Hamline Avenue, North St. Paul, MN
March 10-16 - 9:00PM

Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob hosts the first-ever "Mihmithon"—IN 3-D! Presented in "in-universe chronological order," one of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's films will be screened in classic red/blue 3-D, each night for a full week.Grandview Theatre, 1247 Grandview Avenue, Columbus, OH
March 15 - 10:30PM

Watch the Australian television debut of "Terror from Beneath the Earth" on The Schlocky Horror Picture Show with horror host Nigel Honeybone!

TVS Sydney Channel 44 streamed LIVE at tvs.org.au
March 16 & 23

Deanne McDonald (Elizabeth) performs in "The Dinner Detective," an interactive murder mystery dinner show in Chicago, IL!

Visit the show's website at www.thedinnerdetective.com for more information!
March 29 - 10:30PM

Watch the Australian television debut of "Destination: Outer Space" on The Schlocky Horror Picture Show with horror host Nigel Honeybone!

TVS Sydney Channel 44 streamed LIVE at tvs.org.au
April 6 - 9:00AM–1:00PM

Sid Korpi (Leigh/Administrator Ripley) will be participating in All About Dogs Day at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Everything about the day is devoted to our four legged friends! Reservations are being taken now for visitors and their canine companions to enjoy a wonderful walk together on a 3-mile drive through the gardens, followed by a Pet Expo.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN
April 12 - 10:30PM

Watch the Australian television debut of "Attack of the Moon Zombies" on The Schlocky Horror Picture Show with horror host Nigel Honeybone!

TVS Sydney Channel 44 streamed LIVE at tvs.org.au
April 12-13, 19-20 - 7:30PM, April 14 & 21 - 2:00PM

J. Andrew Wilkins (The Medium) directs the Expressions Community Theater production of the office comedy "Wage Warfare."

Visit the theater company's website for advance tickets and location information!
April 26 - 10:30PM

Watch the Australian television debut of "House of Ghosts" on The Schlocky Horror Picture Show with horror host Nigel Honeybone!

TVS Sydney Channel 44 streamed LIVE at tvs.org.au
April 27 - midnight

Catherine Hansen will be playing Janet in the shadow cast for "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."

The Uptown Theatre, 2906 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

Leigha Horton (Stephanie Yates) was recently featured in the role of "the mom" in the video for Cloud Cult's single, "Good Friend." Visit the MTV website to check it out!
James Norgard (Arthur/Dr. Gabriel) has added a biography and demo reel to his IMDb page. Click HERE to visit his page!
"EarthBreaker!," an independent sci-fi comedy featuring Justen Overlander (Sheriff Elliott/Jonathan), Daniel R. Sjerven (Lt. Elliott/Stan Johnson/Capt. "Ace" Frehley), and Sid Korpi (Administrator Ripley/Leigh), is seeking $220,000 (or whatever they can muster!) through the crowd-funding website IndieGoGo. Click HERE to visit their site and learn more about how you can support this endeavor!

"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," and "House of Ghosts" DVDs are now available at SaintEuphoria.com, the online home of the films of Christopher R. Mihm.

In addition, exclusive movie posters, patches, collectibles and other merchandise are now in stock. Everything is available in extremely limited quantities, so get yours today before they run out!

Classic Movie Trivia answers:
1. Ants, 2. An Octopus, 3. Wasps, 4. Grasshoppers, 5. Rabbits


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