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It's with pride we announce that the latest Mihmiverse film, "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us," has been nominated for a Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award for Best Independent Film!

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 2021. Voting is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and is done through email.

To vote, first go HERE to view the full ballot. Next, copy the ballot, paste it into an email, pick your choices ("The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us" 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!

This is the seventh Mihmiverse film to be nominated for this prestigious award after "Terror from Beneath the Earth," "Attack of the Moon Zombies," "House of Ghosts," "The Giant Spider" and "Danny Johnson Saves The World," and "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter." Of the previous Mihmiverse nominees, "House of Ghosts" was the only winner!

ALSO, if you're looking for other Mihmiverse-friendly and/or Mihmiverse-adjacent people to vote for on the extensive ballot, may we suggest "Turning the Tide" under Best Classic Horror Fiction. "Turning the Tide" features stories by the author who wrote "The Canoe Cops vs. The Mummy" and the "Atomic Tales" segments featured at the end of select episodes of The Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast, Stephen D. Sullivan.

We also suggest Monster Kid Radio under Best Podcast. Monster Kid Radio is hosted by Derek M. Koch, a long-time friend of the 'verse who has featured writer/director Christopher R. Mihm on his show numerous times. In addition, Mr. Koch has contributed to several Mihmiverse films and his voice appeared in "The Giant Spider!"

Lastly, it never hurts to write-in writer/director Christopher R. Mihm for (#26) Monster Kid of the Year or (#28) the Monster Kid Hall of Fame!

Voting closes on April 17th, so don't hesitate! Please help give the kids who gave up their last pre-covid summer to make this movie the reward they deserve!



The third film in the Phantom Lake Kids trilogy, "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Day the Earth Abruptly Almost Ended," is ALMOST DONE!

According to writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, beyond opening and closing credits (which are always the last things to be done), only a single scene remains to be edited! He expects the draft edit to be complete by mid-month, and—no joke—a final version before April 1st! Based on past experience, we can expect a trailer, poster, and release date to be announced shortly thereafter! Are you getting excited yet? We are!

As the film gets closer to its end-point, Mr. Mihm was kind enough to send us another still from the finished film. In it, we can clearly see a surprised Billy Blue (played once again by Caleb Frank) talking to Danny Johnson (Elliott Mihm). What we can't tell, however, is if Billy Blue has been shrunk...or Danny Johnson has been "blown up" to epic proportions. Given that the official synopsis mentions "grossly mutated creatures of unusual size," we figure it could go either way! Thankfully, it won't be much longer until we find out for sure!

In "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Day The Earth Abruptly Almost Ended," Phantom Lake County is shaken by inexplicable earthquakes emanating from a local system of caves and being overrun by grossly mutated creatures of unusual size—a phenomenon which 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?

REMEMBER! The Mihmiverse is only made possible by contributions from fans like you and with the stage this film has currently reached, you are absolutely running out of time to get your credit in before the film is complete! AND, being at this point in the process, contributions are needed now more than ever to make sure it's possible for writer/director Christopher R. Mihm to give the project his full attention!

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!

"The Phantom Lake Kids in The Day The Earth Abruptly Almost Ended"
Separate credits by commas, & or "and." 
DVDS (+$10 each)
BLU-RAYS (+$20 each)
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(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.


After a short absence, Mihmiverse Blu-Rays are officially back in stock!

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

In addition, each film includes commentary tracks by writer/director Christopher R. Mihm recorded specifically for every film on these discs!

All films feature English audio & subtitles. Most include Esperanto audio & subtitles!

Order today!

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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
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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!

It would be impossible to discuss the month of March without mentioning the single biggest, most important event in all of Mihmiverse history: the release of the very first film, "The Monster of Phantom Lake," on March 9th, 2006. The day would eventually become known as "Monster Day" and is a hallowed holiday celebrated throughout the world (more or less)! The premiere at the Heights Theater was well-attended and good reviews began pouring in almost immediately thereafter. It was from that one screening of that one film that the entirety of the Mihmiverse blossomed! What a long, strange trip it has been! The photo seen here was taken of the theater's marquee the night of the big event.

At the end of March 2007, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm put up an audition announcement for his post-"It Came From Another World!" project, "Cave Women on Mars." Two roles needed to be filled and the following are the descriptions as they originally appeared:

Lieutenant Elliott Williams, an astronaut, second in command of the Mars 1 mission. Younger and less experienced than his Captain. Strong, attractive and tall with dark hair (REQUIRED as it involves a major plot point). Looking for men aged 25-32 with a good head of hair. This is the male lead who falls in love with the lead cave woman.

Orla, a Martian warrior woman. She is the main female character's closest, most loyal friend and confidant. She is blonde (absolutely required), athletic and head strong between the ages of 20 and 30. Has a great death scene!

The roles were eventually filled by Daniel R. Sjerven, who went on to appear in SEVERAL Mihmiverse films and still has a great head of hair, and Alana Bloom, who also provided hair & make-up services for the only film in which she appeared.

March seems to have been a popular month for writer/director Christopher R. Mihm to complete the final edit of his films, including "Destination: Outer Space" (March 22, 2010), "Attack of the Moon Zombies" (March 20, 2011), and "Danny Johnson Saves the World" (March 18, 2015). He anticipates finishing "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Day the Earth Abruptly Almost Ended" this month!

In March of 2013, the world premiere of "The Giant Spider" sold out in only 17 days! To date, it still holds the record for the fastest-world-premiere-sell-out of any Mihmiverse film!

The final episode of the Mihmiverse Bonfire Podcast was released in March of 2018. Featured guest Catherine Hansen (Yureena Null) and the podcast crew, hosts Rhuby 'n' Hater and writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, watched "Destination: Outer Space" while providing a running commentary on the film.
The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast has arrived!

This month, host writer/director Christopher R. Mihm gets really excited to be ALMOST DONE with "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Day the Earth Abruptly Almost Ended," explains why you should contribute to the movie while you still can, and tells you EXACTLY WHY you should vote for "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us" for the Rondo Award for Best Independent Film!

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 Austin Proctor!

Introduce yourself to the Mihmiverse!
My name is Austin Proctor and I am 31 (going on 32) years old. I was born and raised in Winter Park, FL and currently live in Sanford, FL. I work from home for a mortgage company, have a beautiful wife, and a goofy little dog as well. I love horror movies and have a podcast where we talk about them called Frightmares. Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm actually appeared as a guest on episode 84, which was a blast! I collect horror Funko Pops, Scream Factory Blu-Rays, and movie scores on vinyl. I'm very passionate about movies and spend a lot of my time watching them. That's about it!

When and how did you discover the films of Christopher R. Mihm?
This is a fun story in my opinion. We were doing a creature feature episode on my podcast, and my cohost Cory picked "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter" as his choice. I was so confused at first because I didn't know what this movie was trying to be. Honestly, I did not enjoy it upon the first watch. It wasn't until we were discussing some facts from IMDb live on the show that we realized this was part of the Mihmiverse, which resembles classic 1950s drive-in sci-fi movies, and then it clicked. We totally understood it and quickly looked into how many movies Mr. Mihm had done. To our surprise, there were 14 at the time and I eventually watched them in chronological order over a span of a few weeks. I was not disappointed!

If you had to pick just ONE, which of the Mihmiverse films would be your favorite?
Funny enough, I have rated every Mihmiverse movie I've watched on Letterboxd and made a ranked list of them. At the top of said list is "Demon with the Atomic Brain." There is just something about that movie I love so much. Maybe it's the giant plant monsters, the rabbit hole of alternate dimensions, the hypnotizing tree jellyfish, or maybe it's the demon with the atomic brain itself! I'm not sure. I just found myself glued to the TV with this one because it was so fun and had a lot of cool special effects.

Tell us how you, in particular, show your "Mihmiverse pride!"
I own most of the Mihmiverse movies on Blu-ray and plan to buy the remaining movies I don't have. Cory (my cohost) and I liked the movies so much that we reached out to Mr. Mihm because we wanted to pick his brain about how the Mihmiverse was created. He agreed to be on the show and had so many awesome things tell us. I also bought four posters as well, but unfortunately he didn't have two of them. In their place, he gave me two replacements for other movies AND two extra signed posters that are all framed in my office!

Where would you like to see the Mihmiverse go in the future?
I would really like to see a follow up to "Destination: Outer Space." I love Josh Craig (Professor & Captain Jackson) and his antics always make me laugh. I was also pleasantly impressed with how the effects were done and I've always loved space exploration movies. It would also be cool to see another giant bug movie or some sort of Frankenstein-esque story.
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!

Over the years, many legendary horror and sci-fi authors have had their stories adapted for the screen.

Below, you'll find a list of authors and a list of classic (and/or cheesy) films. Your assignment? Match the author to the film. And here's a hint: The films listed are the first FILM adaptations in which the author was credited. (TV shows do not count.)

1. Ray Bradbury
2. Arthur C. Clarke
3. Robert Heinlein
4. Shirley Jackson
5. H.P. Lovecraft

A. "Destination: Moon" (1950)
B. "It Came From Outer Space" (1953)
C. "The Haunted Palace" (1963)
D. "The Haunting" (1963)
E. "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968)
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
— Mike Cook
Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962)
Directed by Sidney W. Pink
Starring John Agar, Carl Ottosen, Ove Sprogøe, and Ann Smyrner

A crew of United Nations astronauts led by B-movie regular John Agar are dispatched to explore the seventh planet—Uranus! Once there, they're surprised to find a swath of hospitable forest land protected by an unseen energy barrier. Even more astonishing, they also find a fully realized Dutch village. Yes, a Dutch village. The explorers quickly realize that everything is not as it seems when they are unexpectedly surrounded by manifestations of their thoughts—which appear as sexy, scantily-clad women! (What else?) Perturbed by the insanity of it all, the leader of the mission insists on pushing beyond the protective barrier in search of answers. What the crew finds are some rather laughable special effects, really bad stop-motion animation, and a big blob/brain creature that wants to use its "superior intellect" and psychic powers to take over Earth. All things considered, this is not a "good" movie as much as it's so awful it becomes GREAT! From the gonzo, lounge-lizard theme music to the poorly dubbed Danish actors and bargain-basement script by the same guys who wrote the truly abysmal "Reptilicus," I absolutely love this movie. If you're a fan of classic sci-fi but don't need every movie to be on par with "Forbidden Planet," this is DEFINITELY worth seeing!
— 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!

Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm continues to add the Esperanto language versions of his films (those which have Esperanto language audio tracks, that is) to both the Vimeo VOD portal and Drive-in Monsters Roku channel! If you speak Esperanto, or are interesting in learning the language, a new Mihmiverse resource is being built just for you!

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-E, 3-A, 4-D, 5-C

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