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With daylight savings time beginning soon and Spring quickly approaching, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm continues to pour himself into his next cinematic opus, "Annihilate All Humans!"

According to Mr. Mihm, he is starting to "feel the strain" of this special-effects heavy project, with large portions of the film requiring some sort of digital enhancement or visual tomfoolery to achieve the look and feel he's aiming for! His "strain" appears to be our gain it seems, as demonstrated in the very cool new still (below) he sent us, which shows exactly where he intends to take the film!

In this image, we can clearly see one of the alien craft hovering near the Statue of Liberty. Sadly, we'll have to wait until the summer when the movie is released to see whether or not the landmark survives its "encounter of the first kind!"

How great is that?! While most Mihmiverse films take place in and around Phantom Lake County, it looks like this one is going to travel much farther outside of the upper Midwest! Like you, we can't wait to see this movie!

In "Annihilate All Humans!," the world is under attack by flying saucers and only top scientists Dr. Edwards (Mike Cook) and Dr. Gabriel (James Norgard) can put an end to their unearthly aggression! Unfortunately, they have no idea it's even happening because they've been kidnapped by General Castle (Mark Haider) and taken to a remote cabin in the deep woods for some unsolicited rest & relaxation! Can our heroes find their way back to civilization in time to stop the alien menace, or will the seemingly unstoppable space invaders succeed in their quest to ANNIHILATE ALL HUMANS!?

Don't forget! The Mihmiverse is only made possible by contributor credits, and we need all the help we can get! 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!

Separate credits by commas, & or "and." 
DVDS (+$10 each)
BLU-RAYS (+$20 each)
Is your mailing address outside of the U.S.?
(All non-U.S. mailing addresses will be charged a shipping premium for physical media.)

*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.


If you're anywhere near the Plymouth, Minnesota area on April 12th, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm will be a "special presenter" at the Secret Movie Night at the Willow Creek Emagine Theater!

The Secret Movie Night is a monthly event that is mostly self-explanatory: a movie is selected and screened, but attendees don't know what classic movie they're going to see until it starts! In addition to the film screening, special guests are invited along to help introduce the film and participate in Q & A sessions afterwards. The fact that Mr. Mihm will be the guest should tell you something about the nature of the film being presented!

It's important to note that the film will NOT be a Mihmiverse movie, sadly. Still, Mr. Mihm DID have a hand in the film's selection and, if you love the films of the Mihmiverse, it's a safe bet you're definitely going to like the movie Mr. Mihm has chosen! The event starts at 7:00pm and tickets will go on sale closer to the event date.

Lastly, April 12th is ALSO the 15th anniversary of the release of "Cave Women on Mars," which originally debuted on April 12th, 2008!


Every Mihmiverse film & special (with the exception of "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!") is available on Blu-Ray and, for a short time, they are all ON SALE!

Normally $19.99 per title, they are currently available at 25% off the regular price—even the double-feature discs—for only $14.99 each! AND, at a price exclusive to this newsletter, you can order a full set of 12 Mihmiverse Blu-Rays for only $124.99! That's a savings of over $100 if you were to buy them at full price!

Shipping to all U.S. addresses starts at $4.99 per title or $19.99 for a full set. Additional fees apply for all orders shipped outside of the United States.

This deal proved to be so popular last month, we decided to continue it for another one! If you've ever wanted to own the films of the Mihmiverse in LITERALLY the best quality available on the entire planet, AND at a significantly lower price than you'll find anywhere else, now is your chance!


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The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast has arrived!

This month, host writer/director Christopher R. Mihm talks about the non-monetary rewards of making movies, gets real about the financial state of the Mihmiverse, and discusses the next great Mihm-movie, "Annihilate All Humans!"

Also included: The next installment in "An Oral History of the Mihmiverse," and the latest edition 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 Brad Maddex!

Introduce yourself to the Mihmiverse!
Hi, my name is Brad Maddex and I live in Dayton, Ohio. I've been retired for a few years now and have been taking this time to do what I love the most: making short films.

When and how did you discover the films of Christopher R. Mihm?
Last year I was looking for new things to watch in the Roku channel store and spotted the Mihmiverse Drive-in Monsters channel. Since my favorite movies to watch are 1950s-style monster movies, I had to check it out...and LOVED it.

If you had to pick just ONE, which of the Mihmiverse films would be your favorite?
I'm like most people who have watched the films of writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and have a hard time picking just one. But, since I have to for this interview, I believe my favorite is "The Giant Spider," with "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter" being a very close second.

Tell us how you, in particular, show your "Mihmiverse pride!"
I show my Mihmiverse pride by telling everyone I know about the movies of the Mihmiverse and how cool they are. In addition, I try to then turn those people on to the Mihmiverse Facebook page and SaintEuphoria.com, the online home of the films of Christopher R. Mihm.

Where would you like to see the Mihmiverse go in the future?
I would love to see an Indiana-Jones-type character looking for an object which allows vampires to walk around in the daylight before the Dracula-esque antagonist finds it first!
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!
First Things First!

This month, we're looking at some firsts from the world of horror and sci-fi film. There are 5 questions, and the only clue to each answer will be the year of the film's release. The difficulty level may be rather high, but whether you answer correctly or not, I promise you'll learn something along the way.

1. What was the first horror film shot in color? (1957)
2. What was the first 3-D horror film? (1953)
3. What horror film was the first to win the Oscar for Best Picture? (1973)
4. Which sci-fi film was the first to win the Oscar for Best Picture? (2018)
5. Name the first sci-film shot in both color AND 3-D. (1902)
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
— Mike Cook
Attack of the Puppet People (1958)
Directed by Bert I. Gordon
Starring John Agar and John Hoyt

In this quite weird little classic movie, John Hoyt plays a creepy dollmaker who, when anyone he comes in contact with threatens to abandon him, uses a machine of his design to shrink them to doll size and hold them indefinitely as his own little playthings. Naturally, the tiny people rebel and all heck breaks loose...more or less. Overall, the film is great, but during most of the movie, it's hard not to feel like you're watching some sort of modern, surrealist art film akin to 1999's "Being John Malkovich," albeit made in a black-and-white, 1950's B-movie style with a "heaping helping" of "Twilight Zone" thrown in! John Hoyt as the dollmaker is pitch-perfect creepy and the ever-reliable John Agar stands out, oozing with his usual amount of '50s leading-man cool. The special effects are era-appropriate cool, particularly because director Bert I. Gordon was a master of the special effects techniques required to render small things large and vice versa, a talent he displayed in several of his films including "The Amazing Colossal Man" (a giant Army colonel), "Earth vs. The Spider" (a gargantuan spider), "Village of the Giants" (oversized dancing teenagers), and "Beginning of the End" (enormous grasshoppers). "Attack of the Puppet People" is definitely worth seeing—as are all of Bert I. Gordon's movies!
— 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 recently-released "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: "The Curse of Frankenstein" (It was universally panned BTW.)
2: "House of Wax"
3: "The Exorcist"
4: "The Shape of Water" It actually took that long!
5: "A Trip to the Moon." This was also the very first sci-fi movie ever filmed. (It's the one where the rocket ship lands in the eye of the man in the moon.) Frenchman George Melies used color animation to enhance the original prints (one of which has been restored), along with a stereo-scoptic 3-D process similar to the ViewMasters which became popular in the '50s and '60s.

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