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"The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us" World Premiere
April 29, 2020 — doors at 6:30PM, movie at 7:30PM

The 15th Mihmiverse film in as many years, "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us," is complete, and that means it's time for another world premiere at the Heights Theater in Columbia Heights, MN! Advance tickets to the event are NOW AVAILABLE!

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 the title creature, a silent auction and more! DVDs, Blu-Rays, posters, exclusive collectibles, and other merchandise will be on sale, AND, the first The Art of the Mihmiverse rare card will be available EXCLUSIVELY at this event!

Advance ticket holders will also receive an exclusive, collectible, individually-numbered ticket for every admission purchased!

IMPORTANT! This event is getting VERY close to being sold out! Because of this, 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.

DON'T FORGET! You MUST present your ticket(s) at the door (where they will be stamped) to be admitted. If you fail to do so, you will be required to pay AGAIN to enter—and only if tickets are available at the door!

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

"The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us" World Premiere Advance Tickets
$10.00 each




When a local man is suspected of having been transformed into a hideous monster, it's up to a scrappy gang of local kids (Danny & Evelyn Johnson, Butch, Chip, and their friend Billy Blue) to uncover the truth and save Phantom Lake County—and everyone in it—from certain doom in writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's tribute to the creature-features of the 1950s, the history of the Mihmiverse, and "Scooby Doo!"

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, Esperanto audio & subtitles and much more!

Feature Run Time: 1 hour, 19 minutes. Black & White, Widescreen, NOT RATED.

IMPORTANT! This item is pre-order only. All orders will ship on or around April 29th!

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

Check here if the shipping address is outside of the U.S.
Check here to include writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's autograph
NOTE: Autographs require removal of a disc's protective plastic wrap.
By selecting this option, you agree to allow us to do this!

With the impending release of "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us," principal photography of next year's Mihmiverse film, "That Which Lurks in the Dark" continues! Check out the photo below to get your first look at the members of the Phantom Lake Lonely Hearts Club, where you'll see a collection of recognizable faces in roles both familiar and new!

The group (left to right) includes Michelle Makie (last seen as one of Iordanoglou's wives in "Demon with the Atomic Brain"), Thom Gladhill (who you'll soon get to know as Deputy O'Donnell in "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us"), Kira Pontiff (Faith in "Guns of the Apocalypse"), Tyler Haines (once again portraying his character introduced in "Demon with the Atomic Brain"), and Rachel Grubb (back as Betty from "Queen of Snakes").

Principal photography of "That Which Lurks in the Dark" is scheduled to continue into the late Spring and, should everything go as planned, the film will be released in early 2021!

With the film in active production, we encourage you to contribute to "That Which Lurks in the Dark" and get your name in the end credits and help ensure the production is completed!

In writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's first true horror comedy, it's New Year's Eve and the Phantom Lake Lonely Hearts Club is holding its annual celebration. When the night's festivities are interrupted by a distant explosion and subsequent blackout, its members are forced to deal with their personal anxieties in the form of overwhelming darkness, otherworldly be-tentacled creatures, a pair of monster hunting scientists and, most frighteningly, their own awkward quests for love!

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, frame-able document certifying their contribution, 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 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!

"That Which Lurks in the Dark"
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).
Executive 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.


To celebrate the 15-year anniversary of the beginnings of the Mihmiverse ("The Monster of Phantom Lake" was written and filmed in 2005), we proudly announce the release of the second set of Mihmiverse trading cards: The Art of the Mihimverse!

This new series consists of 24 individual cards (23 art cards, one cover/checklist) and were personally designed by writer/director Christopher R. Mihm.

This high-quality collectible comes on the heels of the The Monsters of the Mihmiverse trading card set, which recently released its final rare card (found in the 2019 Mihmiverse Mystery Box). With this new set, you'll find a different piece of Mihmiverse art on the front of each card, with a description of the movie in which it belongs on the back!

These sets will be available for an EXTREMELY limited time and in RIDICULOUSLY small quantities. PLUS, certain ultra-rare cards will begin popping up at events and only be available AT THAT EVENT. The first The Art of the Mihmiverse rare card is slated to be found at the forthcoming "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us" world premiere!

IMPORTANT! We only have TWO SETS left, so order yours NOW! All sets will be shipped in protective, hard-plastic cases specifically designed to keep your cards in mint condition!

The Art of the Mihmiverse Trading Cards
$19.99 (+$4.99 shipping & handling)

You can now own a copy of the newly-commissioned, official Mihmiverse promotional photo taken by Christi Jean Williams (Mrs. Davis in "Queen of Snakes") of Grinkie Photography!

Every 8x10 photo will personally be signed by writer/director Christopher R. Mihm! Order NOW!

Signed Mihmiverse Monsters 8" x 10" Photo
$9.99 (FREE shipping & handling!)
In addition to many of the films of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm available on Amazon Prime, there are now OTHER options to stream the Mihmiverse!

First, most of the Mihmiverse catalog is now being offered for on-demand streaming at Vimeo! Every film accessible through the Mihmiverse Vimeo page is of the highest quality transfer available to both rent and/or own! AND, every movie includes a blooper reel with every purchase!

As of the publication of this newsletter, only "Queen of Snakes" and "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" are missing from the page. However, we continue to add roughly a movie a week, so it'll have the entire collection very soon! AND, immediately after, we'll begin to add Esperanto language versions!

Second, the Mihmiverse now has its own official Roku channel: Drive-in Monsters!

Drive-in Monsters is an ad-supported channel where you can find all the films of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm AND a curated collection of special features! We plan to add some really cool, exclusive content over the course of the next twelve months, so we encourage you to add the channel to your Roku lineup.

To find the Drive-in Monsters channel, simply search for it through your Roku service! AND, we ask that if you DO add the channel, give it a star rating! The more stars and ratings we receive, the better we are able to approach higher quality advertisers. The higher the "quality" of our advertisers, the more money the channel earns. The more money the channel earns, the more Mihmiverse content we make! It's a win-win for everyone!

Lastly and most sadly, the films of Christopher R. Mihm are slowly being removed from Amazon Prime. The company has taken an openly "hostile stance" toward independent films on its service. Films of a particularly lower-budget stripe are continuing to be pulled in an attempt by the company to "clean up" its movie selection.

Recently "It Came From Another World!" joined "Destination: Outer Space" in being inexplicably pulled from the service. Unfortunately, now that they've been removed, neither can be resubmitted and will NEVER be reconsidered by the service. There continues to be no explanation beyond vague boilerplate language about "customer quality standards."

So, unfortunately, it appears the Mihmiverse's days on Amazon Prime are numbered. As such, we encourage you to enjoy them through their service while they last...just make sure if you START a movie, FINISH it! We've learned that can be a factor in the removal of films because the implication is that a movie that is started but not completed may not be of sufficient "quality" to be on its service!

Once you've finished watching something, give it a star rating...but only if your star rating is AT LEAST three. Anything below three stars negatively affects the film and potentially drags it toward the "removal threshold." If you feel so inclined, give it a review, but be honest! Tell the world what you think and maybe even let others know that there are MORE Mihmiverse films available to watch on the service! THEN, encourage everyone you know to do the same! The more streaming minutes the 'verse gets, the longer the films will remain—so feel free to view (and rate!) what's left of the collection!

Thank you for your help!
The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast has arrived!

This month, host writer/director Christopher R. Mihm explains exactly why everyone should attend the April 29th world premiere of "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us," and dives deep into an analysis of why arts & entertainment are important to the "story of humanity!"

Also included: Another piece of Mr. Mihm's "epic" poetry and "The Kansas City Crypt" with Monster Movie Kid Rich Chamberlain.

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!

March 12-15, 2020
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will be a guest at All-Con in Dallas, TX! Mr. Mihm will host panels on film making, screen several of his films, and sell Mihmiverse merchandise in the vendor room! Rumor has it the Mihmiverse's premiere monster-man, Michael Kaiser, may make an appearance!

Crowne Plaza North Dallas, 14315 Midway Road, Addison, TX
March 26, 2020 - 7:30PM, FREE
"The Giant Spider" closes out Edwood Grimm's Thursday Night Fright season with a very special "Christopher R. Mihm Night" screening of the Mihmiverse's most popular film!

Lake 5 Theatre, 1480 South Lake Street, Forest Lake, MN
March 27-29, 2020
Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, the first lady of the Mihmiverse, Stephanie Mihm, and several Mihmiverse stars will be selling merch, signing autographs, hosting panels, and screening movies at WillyCon in Wayne, NE!

Wayne State College, 1111 Main Street, Wayne, NE
April 29, 2019 - doors at 6:30PM, movie at 7:30PM
The next great Mihmiverse film, "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us," holds its world premiere at the historic Heights Theater!

In addition to the main attraction, 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, autographs, photo opportunities with the title creature, and a silent auction! DVDs, Blu-Rays, posters, and other exclusive merchandise will also be on sale!

Order advance tickets HERE!

The Heights Theater, 3951 Central Avenue NE, Columbia Heights, 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 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 Sean German!

Introduce yourself to the Mihmiverse!
Hello, Mihmiverse! I am Sean, a software developer and sometime podcaster. I grew up watching the old bad movies from directors like Kurt Neumann and Gordon Douglas. My mother and I would get greasy take-out and eat while simultaneously laughing with and at the black & white classics.

When and how did you discover the films of Christopher R. Mihm?
The year was 2017. Kendrick Lamar was humble, Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange were Bette and Joan, and a new podcast, the Beettlejuice Minute was taking the internet by storm! It's there that I first heard of good new, old bad movies in something called the Mihmiverse. I'd heard the saying, they don't make them like they used to. Well, here was Christopher R. Mihm making them just like they used to! Not with huge budgets and CGI, but with heart and soul. (Editorial note: Mr. Mihm appeared on several episodes of the Beetlejuice Minute podcast! We highly recommend giving it a listen!)

If you had to pick just ONE, which of the Mihmiverse films would be your favorite?
Ooh, do I have to? Just one? Well, then I've got to go with "House of Ghosts." As chilling an entry in the genre of eccentric characters trapped in a haunted house as any. Shirley Jackson would be proud.

Tell us how you, in particular, show your "Mihmiverse pride!"
I let the Mihmiverse speak for itself! I give DVDs as gifts, mention the films are available to stream whenever I find out a friend has Amazon Prime, and, of course, I watch them with my mother, just like we used to when I was growing up. I also help keep the Mihmiverse going by contributing to future productions. I can't wait to watch "That Which Lurks in the Dark" with mom and see her name in the closing credits!

Where would you like to see the Mihmiverse go in the future?
Perhaps an archaeologist seeks an ancient artifact. Perhaps he or she bears witness to strange powers which cannot be explained by the laws of nature or man. Perhaps the logical scientist is forced to consider questions of faith and forces from a higher plane. Perhaps...
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 Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
Directed by Roger Corman
Starring Jackie Joseph and Jonathan Haze

Directed by legendary producer Roger Corman and shot in only two days and one night, "The Little Shop of Horrors" follows young and clumsy flower shop employee Seymour who, after losing his job for messing up an order for the local dentist, tries to get it back by showing his miserly boss a bizarre hybrid plant he's created. Named the "Audrey Jr." ("Audrey II" in the musical) after the shop girl with whom he is enamored, the sickly plant is just strange enough to earn Seymour his job back (and, hopefully, bring a few customers into the shop). The plant fails to thrive until Seymour realizes the only thing it wants is human blood—which prompts poor Seymour to give the Audrey, Jr. enough of his own that he becomes anemic. Out of ideas and with no extra blood to spare, Seymour takes a walk along some train tracks and accidentally causes the death of another man. He takes advantage of the situation and feeds the man's remains to his plant, which grows exponentially as a result...unfortunately, Seymour's boss observes the act and, on the verge of contacting the police, changes his mind after seeing the line of people waiting to see the Audrey, Jr. What follows is a darkly humorous story involving a sadistic dentist, a demanding, blood-crazed talking plant, a hackneyed love story, an early on-screen appearance by Jack Nicholson, clueless cops, and a rising pile of dead bodies who quickly become plant food. Though similar in many ways, the musical deviates from the original Roger Corman film in several key areas. If you've seen the film version of the musical, you know it ends on a happy Hollywood note...the original film, not so much! If you're a fan of the musical but have never seen the original film OR you're a fan of old B-movies (which, I'm guessing you are since you're reading this newsletter!), there are few as original or fun as "The Little Shop of Horrors!" Highly recommended!
— Christopher R. Mihm
Back in Black!

Below is a partial list of classic (and cheesy) horror films with the word "Black" in the title.

If you can match them to the plot lines in the second list, you can "paint yourself" a colorful trivia expert!

1. (1954) "Creature From the Black Lagoon"
2. (1956) "The Black Sleep"
3. (1957) "The Black Scorpion"
4. (1959) "Horrors of the Black Museum"
5. (1960) "Black Sunday"
6. (1964) "The Black Torment"

A. In this British film, a Lord returns to his manor with his new wife, only to hear rumors that he had already returned and committed several murders. Has he lost his mind, or is something dark afoot?
B. A frustrated writer wants accurate crimes for his next book, so he hypnotizes his assistant and forces him to do the deeds.
C. In this Italian film (overdubbed in English), a vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch's beautiful look-alike descendant.
D. A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the Amazon jungle. A group of scientists try to capture it and bring it back to civilization for study.
E. Basil Rathbone plays a mad scientist who kidnaps his victims and cuts open their brains in an effort to find a cure for his wife's brain tumor.
F. Volcanic activity unleashes monsters from beneath the Earth who wreak havoc in the rural countryside.
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
— Mike Cook
Did you know that "The Monster 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.
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-D, 2-E, 3-F, 4-B, 5-C, 6-A

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