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Annihilate All Humans!
If you're a regular Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast listener, you recently heard writer/director Christopher R. Mihm mention that his next movie would most likely be an anthology called "The Wandering Creature and Other Tales." In regards to that, it seems Mr. Mihm has "pulled a fast one" on us Mihmivites, because he just announced his next film after "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Day the Earth Abruptly Almost Ended" will, in fact, be something completely different: "Annihilate All Humans!," a flying-saucer-attack picture starring a handful of returning fan-favorite characters!

According to the wily director, the idea for this new film dates back to five pages he wrote in 2015, but he was unable to "unlock the story" (as he put it) until a recent discussion with his son, Elliott, who you should know as the actor behind the character of Danny Johnson in the Phantom Lake Kids movies. It seems this conversation inspired the director to flesh out the rest of the script and come up with, as he described it, a rollicking disaster movie that's equal parts hilarious, exciting, and terrifying! AND, best of all, the three actors needed to play the main characters, Mike Cook (Dr. Edwards), James Norgard (Dr. Gabriel), and Mark Haider (General Castle) are all on board for the new adventure!

In "Annihilate All Humans!," the world is under attack by flying saucers and only top scientists Dr. Edwards and Dr. Gabriel 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 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!?

As has been reiterated many, many times, the Mihmiverse is only made possible by contributions from fans like you. And, as everything begins to ramp up into production, now is the time when the Mihmiverse needs your contributions the most!

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.)


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.


With the new Phantom Lake Kids adventure coming out in a few short months, we're excited to be able to present the trailer for the final film in the trilogy!

Check it out below!

In other exciting "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Day the Earth Abruptly Almost Ended" news, we've received word that writer/director Christopher R. Mihm has reserved the Heights Theater in Columbia Heights, Minnesota on July 27th to hold the first live, in-theater Mihmiverse world premiere since 2019's "Queen of Snakes!" Needless to say, we are BEYOND EXCITED to get back into the theater to celebrate the Mihmiverse where it SHOULD be experienced: on the big screen!

According to our sources, advance tickets to the event will go on sale next month! And, as always, as soon as we know more, you will too! Stay tuned!


The Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award winners have been announced and "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Beast Walks Among Us"... took second place for Best Independent Feature behind "Jakob's Wife."

Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote; it's very much appreciated. This was the Mihmiverse's best showing since it won in 2013 for "House of Ghosts!"


Mihmiverse Blu-Rays are officially back in stock!

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

All films feature English audio & subtitles. Most include Esperanto audio & subtitles. All discs include commentary tracks by writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and a selection of special features only available on physical media!

Each Blu-Ray costs $19.99 each or $149.99 for a full set of 12 discs—six double-feature Blu-Rays plus five single-movie Blu-Rays and a DVD copy of "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!"

NOTE: "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" is NOT available on Blu-Ray.

Mihmiverse Blu-Rays
$19.99 each (+$4.99 S&H) / $149.99 full set (+$19.99 S&H)

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
(+$19.99 shipping & handling)
Outside U.S.
(+$59.99 shipping & handling)
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!

In early May 2007, a photo of actress Deanne McDonald taken at a costume fitting for her role in "Cave Women on Mars" and was posted to SaintEuphoria.com. Ms. McDonald, who previously had appeared as Elizabeth in both "The Monster of Phantom Lake" and "It Came From Another World!," was originally cast to play Gorga in the film, but later had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. The role eventually went to Emily Fradenburgh and the rest is history. Still, as you can see from the photo here, Deanne was, at one time, attached to the project!

"Cave Women on Mars" screened at the Hi-Way 18 Outdoor Theatre over Memorial Day weekend in 2008 and shared a bill with Steven Spielberg's "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" and Martin Scorsese's Rolling Stones concert film, "Shine a Light." Needless to say, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm was tickled pink to share a marquee with two exceptional masters of cinema!

The world premiere of "Attack of the Moon Zombies" was the first Mihmiverse premiere to completely sell out via advance ticket sales in May of 2011. Two years later, the world premiere of "The Giant Spider" sold out in only 17 days—a record which still stands as of the publication date of this newsletter!

In May of 2014, fan-favorite Mihmiverse film, "The Giant Spider," won the coveted Forrest J. Ackerman Film Award at the Famous Monsters of Filmland Film Festival!

The Uncle John's Burger Dog, a meaty hamburger/hot dog hybrid first introduced as a visual joke in "The Giant Spider," became a real product in late 2014. In May of 2015, it was featured in an article in the Wall Street Journal! This was the highest status and widest visibility the product ever reached. Sadly, it was completely gone from the market within a year.

Lastly, principal photography of the Mihmiverse movie slated to come out in a few short months, "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Day the Earth Abruptly Almost Ended," began a year ago in May of 2021. Thankfully, the wait is almost over and we know it'll be worth it once everyone finally gets a chance to see the finished film!
The latest episode of the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast has arrived!

This month, host writer/director Christopher R. Mihm talks about what happened to his anthology movie idea, dishes about "Annihilate All Humans!," and updates us on the status of the world premiere of "The Phantom Lake Kids in The Day the Earth Abruptly Almost Ended!"

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 Julie Fay!

Introduce yourself to the Mihmiverse!
Hi there, Mihm fans! Not sure what to say here other than I, too, am a fan. I used to be a real scaredy-cat when it came to horror films and haunted houses. But I loved playing dress-up on Halloween and, while I still don't do horror movies, I do adore anything gothic, spooky, and quirky. Or funny horror as long as I have my "fear shield" on! "House of Ghosts" anyone? Ironically, as an actress, my first feature film was a horror one that I can only watch through my fingers.

I have also grown to love haunted houses, the more weird and creative the better, and I think that's what draws me to writer/director Christopher R. Mihm's loveable monsters and '50s plots.

Oh, for someone who's not that into horror I feel like I've talked about it an awful lot. I am a much bigger sci-fi fan and love anything lighthearted and inspirational. Mr. Mihm's unique blend of monsters and ray guns and humor is what sucked me into the Mihmiverse.

When and how did you discover the films of Christopher R. Mihm?
This one's easy! I always went to the Lake Charles Film Festival when I lived in Louisiana and one year, Mr. Mihm was a guest there. The whole idea of 1950's monster films being made in the 2000s intrigued me. Whomever this indie director was, he had to be resourceful and creative with a sense of humor to keep pulling it off. Christopher ended up being delightful to talk to about all aspects of moviemaking and I've been a fan ever since!

If you had to pick just ONE, which of the Mihmiverse films would be your favorite?
Oh gosh, how do I narrow this down? If I'm forced to choose, I would say I have a soft spot for "The Giant Spider." It was my introduction to the Mihmiverse and I just love how each solution to exterminate it fails until they find an effective and funny one! Also, the iconic images of the spider at the drive-in and it chasing the popcorn guy! Wonderfully classic and fun.

Oh, gee, I truly can't leave it at just one. For me, "The Giant Spider" is also tied with "Attack of the Moon Zombies." I just love all the different personalities on the base and how each person reacts to the attack as it unfolds. But seriously, who can resist Mr. Mihm's cute (but deadly) plant Muppet? Have I said too much?

Tell us how you, in particular, show your "Mihmiverse pride!"
I have a Mihmiverse "The Monster of Phantom Lake" burrito monster plushie sitting on my DVD shelf. It always gets comments when people visit me, followed by an interest in the DVDs sitting right next to it. I also share the Mihmiverse Monthly Audiocast with a lot with other filmmakers. Personally, I love hearing all the behind-the-scenes shenanigans and find it creatively inspiring. I also traveled in 2016 to Menomonie, Wisconsin to attend the stage debut of "The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!" (See photo above for proof!)

Where would you like to see the Mihmiverse go in the future?
Space, of course! As in, "The Giant Spider" physically screening at a drive-in movie dome on the surface of Mars! However, seeing as rocket travel isn't commercialized yet, I'd settle for Mihm world domination! Yeah! That could be good, too!
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!
Crying Werewolf, Part II: The '70s!

I hope you enjoyed last month's trivia featuring some of the cheesy werewolf movies of the '40s, '50s, and '60s.

This month, we're "sinking our teeth" into the cheesy werewolf films of the '70s. As before, only movies with word "werewolf" in the title qualified for this quiz. (With more than 200 werewolf-related films listed on IMDb, we had to narrow it down somehow!)

So have at it! Match the film with the plot points, but for safety's sake, try not to do it during a full moon!

1. "Werewolf vs. The Vampire Woman" (1971)
2. "Werewolves on Wheels" (1971)
3. "The Rats are Coming; The Werewolves are Here" (1972)
4. "The Werewolf of Washington" (1973)
5. "The Legend of the Werewolf" (1975)

A. A woman who unwittingly visits a monastery full of devil-worshiping monks becomes the bride of Satan—and a werewolf. One of the stars is Barry McGuire, who had a hit record with "Eve of Destruction" in 1965.
B. This movie takes place in France, was recorded in Spanish, and translated into English. A search for the tomb of a medieval murderess ends up in the Castle of Waldermar Daninsky, and, as it says in the tag line: "Blood flows like vintage wine."
C. In the early 1900s, an eccentric English family of natural-born werewolves is trying desperately trying to break the curse. Complications arise when the one daughter who ISN'T a werewolf marries a non-lycanthrope doctor.
D. Peter Cushing and Ron Moody star in a film about a circus that adopts a feral "wolf boy." When he grows up, he becomes a werewolf (of course) who is wanted by police after killing a prostitute's "client."
E. Quantum Leap's Dean Stockwell stars in a comedy about a werewolf who becomes press secretary for the U.S. President. Insert your own punchline here.
Scroll to the bottom of the Mihmiverse Monthly for the answers.
— Mike Cook
Earth vs. The Flying Saucers (1956)
Directed by Fred F. Sears
Starring Hugh Marlowe and Joan Taylor

Dr. Russell Marvin heads Operation Skyhook, a government program tasked with sending unmanned rockets into space for future space flight purposes. Unfortunately, all the rockets seem to be disappearing! While driving through the desert with his assistant/wife, the couple are "buzzed" by a flying saucer and accidentally record a strange, garbled sound coming from the craft. Because the two are unable to recognize the recording as the important message it is, aliens land near the headquarters of Operation Skyhook and are immediately attacked by the military. In the ensuing melee, the visitors kidnap a general (who is also Mrs. Marvin's father) and use his knowledge to plot a takeover of the human race. Soon, it's mayhem and destruction on a global scale while humanity races against time to develop a weapon which can break through the flying saucers' defenses! This beautiful black and white film boasts impressive effects by stop-motion master Ray Harryhausen, including several impressive set pieces depicting the destruction of a handful of Washington D.C. landmarks which predates movies like "Independence Day" (1996). This film is one of my absolute favorites from the era and, if you haven't seen it, do so as soon as possible!
— 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-A, 3-C, 4-E, 5-D

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