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It's with pride that we announce that the latest Mihmiverse film, "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter," 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 2016. Voting is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and is done through email.

To vote, first click HERE to view the full ballot. Next, copy the ballot, paste it into an email, pick your choices ("Weresquito: Nazi Hunter" 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!

ALSO, if you're looking for Mihmiverse-friendly choices for the other awards, may we suggest Monster Kid Radio under section 18: Best Multi-Media Horror Site, BlobFest under section 19: Best Convention of 2016, Nigel Honeybone under section 21: Favorite Horror Host of 2016 and Collecting Classic Monsters under section 17: Best Website or Blog of 2016.

We highly recommend writing in Steven D. Sullivan for section 24: Best Writer of 2016. Mr. Sullivan was the mastermind behind "Canoe Cops vs. The Mummy," the 19 chapter serial featured in the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast. The complete "Canoe Cops vs. The Mummy" story is now available in paperback at Amazon.com!
Principal photography of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's next film, "Demon with the Atomic Brain," has begun and a full quarter of the script has already been shot! Principal photography is scheduled to continue into and throughout the Spring.

Check out the image below, featuring a large chunk of the cast in full costume! From left to right, front to back: Jeremy Frandrup as Sgt. Carlson, Mandy Tietz as Dr. Adams, Brian Gibson as Dr. Denning, Tyler Haines as Agar (middle), Addison Pennington as McCarthy and Christian Finch as Morrow.

Contributor credits for "Demon with the Atomic Brain" are NOW AVAILABLE for purchase!

REMEMBER! Making movies is not cheap and we need your help...and with the scope of this film, we need it more now than ever!

In the next Mihmiverse film, an attempt to weaponize a machine capable of opening portals to other worlds fails, and instead creates an exponentially expanding "bubble" of fractured space-time! A team of specialists must enter the disturbance and make their way down a rabbit hole of increasingly more dangerous alternate realities in the hope of finding and shutting down the machine which created it! However, someone—or SOMETHING—seems determined to stop them before the "bubble" engulfs the entire universe itself!

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, framable 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 IMBb and on-screen credits and will be allowed certain privileges of producership, including free, exclusive merchandise and other perks (TBD).
Associate producers will earn IMBb 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.
Don't forget to join us to celebrate the release of the "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" performance DVD!

Shot during the run of the show last July at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie, WI, the DVD will be released just in time to celebrate Monster Day 2017!

On March 11th at 1:30PM at the Little Grand Theater Eau Claire, WI, the cast, crew and orchestra will be holding a special DVD release party and everyone is invited! Tickets are $10 at the door but, if you were a member of the orchestra, cast or crew, admission is free!

Several recognizable Mihmiverse faces will be in attendance and DVDs, CDs and other Mihmiverse merchandise will be on sale at the event!

IMPORTANT! The first event-specific Monsters of the Mihmiverse ultra-rare trading card will be available at this event! The only way to get one is AT THE EVENT...or you can ask someone who IS attending to pick one up for you!
Don't forget to pre-order your copy of the "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" performance DVD!

Based on the multi-award winning film, "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" follows guitar-wielding, a-rockin' scientist Professor Jackson, his smitten graduate student and five swell teenagers as they discover the terrifying effects of "Atomic Waste" in the form of a horribly mutated shell-shocked-World-War-II-soldier/lake algae monster!

"The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" was filmed in July of 2016, during the play's world premiere run at the historic Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie, Wisconsin!

Feature Run Time: 1 hour, 48 minutes. Color, Widescreen, NOT RATED. Special features include a photo gallery, a preview of "The Monster of Phantom Lake" and "Nothing Bad Can Happen When You Vlog," a five-part production video blog hosted by Greta Kernkamp (Elizabeth) and Kelan Smith (George).

IMPORTANT! This item is a pre-order only and will ship on or around March 9th, 2017!

$9.99 (+$2.99 shipping & handling)
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The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast has arrived!

This month, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm introduces us to the newest members of the Mihmiverse family, reminds you why you should join us for the "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" DVD release party and reads a handful of comments from listeners about what their favorite Mihmiverse film is and why!

Also included: another "bad" joke from Dr. Bob Tesla of Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob and Mr. Mihm brings a piece of the Mihmiverse Bonfire Podcast to the Audiocast by reading four bad poems written exclusively for this episode!

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, for his next film, "Demon with the Atomic Brain," writer/director Christopher R. Mihm has cast a handful of actors new to most Mihmivites. 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 the film's lead, Mandy Tietz. Mandy is not ENTIRELY new to the 'verse, but this will be her first role in the "official timeline" of the films! (It should be noted, the photo appearing in this interview was taken directly from the new film!)

Introduce yourself to the Mihmiverse!
Hi, I'm Mandy. I grew up in the small town of Eleva, WI. Growing up, I was always the creative kid that enjoyed choir, dance and theater. At 16, armed with a driver's license and all the freedoms that allowed, I decided to audition for my first show at the Eau Claire Children's Theatre. From that point on I was hooked!

I went on to study theater and mass communications, receiving a B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. After college, I took a day job with United Healthcare and started my family: my husband, Ryan, and 3 kids: Logan (13) and Peyton and Paige (10).

I continued to do community and semi-professional theater and was cast in a diverse number of roles. In recent years, I've also done some commercial work for Hulu and as an extra in larger budget productions. I feel I am really lucky to be able to balance my love for theater, work and family!

Of all the new actors appearing in "Demon with the Atomic Brain," you have the biggest connection to the Mihmiverse. Tell us all about that!
A few years ago, I was thrilled to be asked to be part of the musical adaptation of "The Monster of Phantom Lake." This was my true introduction to the Mihmiverse. Last summer, we premiered "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!," and I was honored to play the role of Stephanie Yates. What a tremendous experience!

What most excites you most about being in "Demon with the Atomic Brain?" What makes you most nervous?
When writer/director Christopher R. Mihm approached me about being in his next movie, I was thrilled! My background has been almost exclusively on the stage, so I think what is most exciting is learning the process and expanding my experience. I think I will probably be most nervous when I see the finished film for the first time. It will be surreal, I'm sure!

Any parting thoughts?
If nothing else, never put an expiration date on your dreams. If I had, I'd never have had many of the amazing opportunities and experiences I've had—and I wouldn't be nearly as happy!

While you wait for Mandy's big Mihmiverse-movie-debut, you can see her singing, dancing and acting her heart out on the "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" performance DVD, available Monster Day 2017 (March 9th)! Pre-order your copy HERE!
March 11, 2017 - 1:30PM, $10 at the door (Cast/Crew/Orchestra members are free!)
Join us in celebrating Monster Day 2017 at the "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" DVD release party!

Filmed during the initial run of the show in July 2016, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm has finally finished putting together a DVD of the performance! Cast, crew and orchestra members of the show (plus several Mihmiverse mainstays) will be in attendance! DVDs, CDs and other Mihmiverse merchandise will be on sale at the event!

IMPORTANT! The first event-specific Monsters of the Mihmiverse ultra-rare trading card will be available at this event! The only way to get one is AT THE EVENT...or you can ask someone who IS attending to pick one up for you!

The Little Grand Theater, 102 West Grand Avenue, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
March 16-19, 2017
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will be a guest at the 13th annual All-Con in Dallas, TX! Mr. Mihm will host panels on filmmaking, screen several of his films and sell Mihmiverse merchandise in the vendor room!

Crowne Plaza Addison, 14315 Midway Road, Addison, TX
March 25, 2017 - 9:30AM–11:00PM
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, first lady of the Mihmiverse, Stephanie Mihm, and several Mihmiverse stars will be selling merch and signing autographs at EgoCon in Stevens Point, WI!

Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center, Highway 10 East, Stevens Point, WI
April 9, 2017 - 3:00PM, $5.00
Join Christopher R. Mihm as he personally presents his ode to classic family films, "Danny Johnson Saves The World," at the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson, TX!

All kids 13 and under who attend will receive a special, free gift!

Alamo Drafthouse, 100 South Central Expressway #14, Richardson, TX
April 15, 2017 - 7:00PM
Join us for a special screening of "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter!" Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and the first lady of the Mihmiverse, Stephanie Mihm, will be on hand to introduce the movie and (afterward) answer questions about all the films of the Mihmiverse!

Plymouth UCC, 124 West Washington Street, Burlington, WI
April 28-30, 2017
OdysseyCon welcomes writer/director Christopher R. Mihm as their media guest of honor! In addition to panels and screenings of Mihmiverse films, the first lady of the Mihmiverse, Stephanie Mihm, and several actors from the films will be there to hang out, sell merchandise and sign autographs!

Radisson Hotel Madison, 517 Grand Canyon Drive, Madison, 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!
Beyond the Time Barrier (1960)
Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer
Starring Robert Clarke, Darlene Tompkins and Vladimir Sokoloff

A test-pilot flies an experimental sub-orbital aircraft and, upon landing, finds himself in the far-off future of the year 2024. The world he knew is gone, seemingly abandoned and in a state of complete decay. While scouting around, he is set upon by the inhabitants of a strange futuristic city, knocked unconscious, and captured. When he awakens, he is surprised to find the remnants of the now-dying human race living in a strange dystopian society. Most of the population has been mutated into brutal, deformed creatures by a cosmic plague,Can and the remaining few unaffected people rule with an iron fist. He also encounters other "time-travelers" who arrived in this bizarre future by similar "wormhole events." Using his wits and derring-do, our hero must find a way to escape and return to his own time before the violent mutants overthrow the delicate balance! "Beyond the Time Barrier" is quite a decent 1950s science fiction film. In fact, one of the best things that can be said about it is that it feels very much like a prototypical episode of the original "Star Trek" series. Though it definitely comes off as a low-budget production, the story and overall tone of the film is so strong, it overcomes any and all limitations. All things considered, I found myself thoroughly enjoying the film and would recommend it to any fan of classic sci-fi!
— Christopher R. Mihm
A Round O' Rondo Trivia!

With "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter" nominated for a Rondo Award, it's time we saluted the legendary actor who made these awards necessary...uhh...POSSIBLE: Rondo Hatton!

1. Rondo Hatton played the same character (albeit with different origins) in 3 different movies: "The Pearl of Death" (1944), "House of Horrors" (1946) and "The Brute Man" (1946). Name the character.

2. Although Rondo did NOT play the hunchback in the 1939 version of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (He played the "Ugly Man"), he DID play a hunchback in this 1943 musical comedy starring Judy Canova and Dennis Day. Name it, if you can.

3. (1943) In the third and final film about Paula Dupree-The Ape Woman, Rondo Hatton played "Morlock the Brute." Name the film!

4. In this 1946 film starring Gale Sondegaard, a young girl goes to work as a live-in caretaker for a spooky old woman. Little does she know that every night, the woman drains a bit of her blood to feed her strange plant. It almost sounds like "Little Shop of Horrors," but it's not. Rondo Hatton played "Mario-The Monster Man." Name the film.

5. Rondo's odd appearance was partially the result of his exposure to poison gas while fighting in WWI. He developed a disease of the pituitary gland that caused a progressive deformity of the bones in his head, hands, and feet, as well as his internal and external soft tissues. Name the medical term for his disfigurement.
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
— Mike Cook
This month's important moment in science happened 40 years ago. On March 4th, 1977, computer science history was made with the delivery of the Cray-1A supercomputer!

Seymour Cray had worked for years on the "supercomputers" made by Control Data Corporation until he left and started Cray Research. Having dealt with the flaws of earlier systems, he designed a true supercomputer for its time. It used cutting edge technology like integrated circuits (printed circuit boards that you find in modern computers) and a Freon cooling system. It was designed as a 7 foot tall cylinder to minimize signal delay in the wires which made it look very odd compared to the rows of computer banks of the old computers. It was a 64-bit system over its 60-bit competitors and had a memory of approximately 2 gigabytes. It was able to perform an average of 160,000,000 floating point operations per second (160 MFLOPS) which was blazing fast for its time! It was roughly 6 times faster than the previous supercomputers! To put it in a more modern context, the Nintendo GameCube could perform 1.9 GIGAFLOPS (almost 12 times faster than the Cray-1A) while a Samsung Galaxy S6 would be about 217 times faster!

Of course, these numbers are a little misleading since the Cray was designed to optimize its processing power and not trying to let you make calls, texts and play Candy Crush. These computers were so revolutionary that there was huge demand for them. Cray had expected to only sell about a dozen of them. They were priced at $8.86 million in 1977 dollars which works out to almost $35 BILLION in 2017 dollars. Cray ended up selling 80 of the Cray-1A models! The Cray supercomputers also required their own electrical substations to supply them with the power they needed which could add an additional $35,000 per month to the cost!

It may seem dated now but it provided an important milestone for, not just computer science, but many scientific fields. The power this computer gave organizations enabled them to make groundbreaking strides in high energy particle physics, climate science, cryptography and much more. For many years, the name "Cray" was synonymous with supercomputers in the same way Xerox became the default for copiers. Eventually, other companies would take over the spotlight but modern scientific research owes a huge debt to this digital pioneer. Without the Cray-1A, we would be decades behind in SCIENCE!
Come out to Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob on March 11th to see "Everywhen" 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" and "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter" 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. The Creeper, 2. "The Sleepy Lagoon," 3. "The Jungle Captive," 4. "The Spider Woman Strikes Back," 5. Acromegaly

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