The official newsletter of the films of Christopher R. Mihm

May 2009 Edition


Join us for the "Terror from Beneath the Earth" world premiere on Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 (7:00 PM) at the Heights Theatre in Columbia Heights, Minnesota!

The event is open to the public and the price of admission is only $5.00 per person. This is your chance to experience the film before the rest of the world, and enjoy a program complete with live Wurlitzer music, hand-picked era-appropriate newsreels, classic trailers, appearances by most (if not all) of the cast and crew, free cake and autographs! Plus, don't forget your camera because we will be expecting a visit from the actual creature from the film! DVDs, posters and other memorabilia will also be on sale at the event!

Advance tickets to the premiere are AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE at, the online home of the films of Christopher R. Mihm! Advance tickets cost $6.00 and include admission, as well as an individually-numbered collector's ticket! (The extra dollar covers shipping & handling.) Collector's tickets are only available while our quickly dwindling supplies last!

NOTE: We are limiting the number of advance tickets available to make sure there are at least a small number of tickets available the day of the event, but purchasing advance tickets is the ONLY WAY to make absolutely sure you'll get in! Last year's world premiere of "Cave Women on Mars" sold out quickly and we did have to turn people away at the door!

The WCCO Mighty Wurlitzer organ will be played live from 6:30 to 7:30, so get there early! Also, don't forget that this IS a big movie premiere! Don't be afraid to dress up in your Sunday, 1950's or glamorous best! The film is safe for most kids (very-little-to-no questionable language, no extreme violence and a 1950's-appropriate bat monster) but very small children will most likely be frightened.

"Terror from Beneath the Earth" World Premiere!
May 20, 2009, 6:30 PM, $6.00 in advance or $5.00 at the door

The Heights Theatre
3951 Central Avenue NE
Columbia Heights, MN 55421


With the world premiere just weeks away, we present the final two character images from "Terror from Beneath the Earth." Last month, we caught a glimpse of the last two major characters in the film, Stan Johnson (Dan Sjerven) and Sheriff George Elliott (Justen Overlander). This month we finish off with actor Michael Kaiser's OTHER role besides the man in the "radioactive creature" suit, Deputy Hayes, and returning favorite Julie Ann Saint Marie-Jackson (introduced in 2007's "It Came From Another World!"), again portrayed by the talented Shannon McDonough.

Lastly, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and long-time collaborator Josh Craig have once again teamed up to begin work on the next 1950's-style masterpiece: "Destination: Outer Space!" Best described as a grand science fiction epic, "Destination: Outer Space" follows the character of Captain Jackson (first introduced in "Cave Women on Mars") on his continuing adventures in outer space! Pre-production on the film has already begun with an eye toward a 2010 release. More details in next month's newsletter!


I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958)
Directed by Gene Fowler, Jr..
Starring Tom Tryon and Gloria Talbott.

After an oddly emotionless first year of marriage, a small-town housewife (played beautifully by the too-talented-for-this-genre Gloria Talbott) begins to grow suspicious of her unusually distant husband. Of course, space aliens from a dying world are involved, taking over the bodies of the town's men for the purposes of repopulating their species. Never feeling tired or overly clichéd, this little gem of a film borrows heavily from other great 1950's sci-fi films like the original "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" and "Invaders from Mars!" The special effects are surprisingly innovative and effective as long as you overlook the part where the aliens' true form is revealed. I don't want to give too much away, but it left me inexplicably wanting fruit-salad-infused Jell-O. All in all, a worthy surprise from the golden age of creature features!  — Christopher R. Mihm


May 6, 8:15 PM

Seven-minute samples of the work of Rachel Grubb (Amy/Hagra) and Brooke Lemke (Eina) will be featured at Sample Night Live, a monthly series that showcases local artists. The audience has the option to vote for their favorites and send them on to future installments (and possibly win awards). Attendees are also eligible to win prizes including tickets to The Guthrie Theater. Admission is $20 or, save $5 by using discount code "SILENT."

History Theatre, 30 East 10th Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota

May 8, 10:00 PM

Rachel Grubb (Amy/Hagra) will be modeling for Blasphemina's Closet in Baccanalia: A Night of Fashion and Hedonism.

Ground Zero Night Club, 15 NE 4th Street, Minneapolis, MN

May 20, 7:00 PM

"Terror from Beneath the Earth" premieres! Advance tickets are currently available!

The Heights Theatre, 3951 Central Avenue NE, Columbia Heights, MN

May 22, 6:00 PM

Along with the work of other local artists and musicians, the fashion designs of Brittany Hughes (costumer, "Cave Women on Mars") will be on display at a FREE event!

FIVETWOSIX, 526 Selby Avenue, Saint Paul, MN

May 22-24, dusk

"Terror from Beneath the Earth" debuts at the drive-in! The movie screens as the third film of a triple-feature that includes "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" and "Star Trek" at the Hi-way 18 Outdoor Theater in Jefferson, Wisconsin.

Hi-way 18 Outdoor Theater, Corner of Highway 18 & 89, Jefferson, WI

June 11-14

Mike Cook (Gustav/Dr. Edwards) appears as John Hancock in the Eau Claire Children's Theatre production of "1776" at the Masonic Center in Eau Claire. For show times and ticket information, call (715) 839-8877.

Eau Claire Children's Theatre, 1814 Oxford Avenue, Eau Claire, WI


From the desk of Justen Overlander (Jonathan/Sheriff Elliott):
Justen's new mock soap opera "Soap Athetic" premieres on Numa Network Friday, May 1st, 7:00 (CDT). A new episode will come out each week at the same time thereafter. Watch it, rate it (high), comment, and tell your friends. Visit Justen's blog and leave a message for him there. Eat more broccoli.


"The Monster of Phantom Lake," "It Came From Another World!," "Cave Women on Mars," and "Terror from Beneath the Earth*" DVDs are now available at, the online home of the films of Christopher R. Mihm. In addition, "The Monster of Phantom Lake" Collector's Edition DVDs, exclusive movie posters, patches and other merchandise is now in stock. Everything is available in extremely limited quantities, so get yours today before they run out!

* "Terror from Beneath the Earth" DVDS are available for pre-order until May 20th and will ship (and become available) May 21st.
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